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Ruth's Chris Steak House

68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
+1 808-887-0800
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (164 reviews)
“petite filet” (19 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (14 reviews)
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68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everyone was accomadating for our 4th Anniversary, it was our 1st one with Baby girl. We enjoyed all our food & Rance's excellent service! The only thing I wasn't a fan of was ordering french fries ,prior to dinner, for our 11 month old@$13, so...More

Thank missisfine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last time we visited this outpost of Ruth’s Chris my steak was quite undercooked. Not the first time something like that has occurred in a steakhouse so we were more than willing to try this restaurant again. This time my steak was horrendously over...More

Thank wineandfoodfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter Doug took excellent care of us. We came to celebrate our friend's high school graduation. All of the steaks were cooked to perfection. I had the ono special and it was incredible! Can't wait to come back.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was really good but do not order the seafood tower. Salty and not fresh. Order what they are know for which is steaks. Also their Caesar salad was not fresh.

Thank empressm17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at Ruth's Chris, and we left somewhat disappointed. The service was slow and unfortunately a dissatisfied customer on the next table to us was an unfortunate distraction. Clearly they were unhappy with there food, and a result, all the restaurant's...More

Thank Sentinel_11
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Its been awhile since we have visited a Ruth Chris's, and this unit on the Big Island did not disappoint. We had reservations and was quickly seated and promptly attended to for each course. When we first sat down the waiter promised us that our...More

Thank dbe001
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I hate to write this review - I love love love love love Ruth's Chris - I want to rave about the sizzling steaks, the luscious lobster, the salad wedge. I really do - but unfortunately, I can't. My sisters and I visited RC's for...More

Thank travelgirl816
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Wanted to eat some place other than the hotel. Very large and busy place but actually was not that noisy considering. We had steak (go figure) and it truly was excellent. Service was top notch and all the food was excellent.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had an outside table at sunset. The food was outstanding, as was the service. I am not usually a steak lover but the petite filet was absolutely delicious. We ordered the crab stack for an appetizer and it was amazing! It's pricey but it...More

Thank familytravellerz
Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Mahalo nui loa for your wonderful review! We look forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve chosen to come here to celebrate my in law’s 25th year wedding anniversary and we were so glad we did! We’ve come to Ruth Chris here on the Big Island before and since we did three years ago, we’ve made every effort to visit...More

Thank WilsonLin
Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Ruth's Chris Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Aloha WilsonLin, Thank you so much for the kind review. We're very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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8 February 2017|
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Response from IslandDogg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, prices are ala carte, so it tends to be a little pricey but it will probably be the best steak you will ever have, we have eaten at Ruth Chris at a number of locations and the quality of the meal has been superb!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-0800
  • E-mail
In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That's how the uniquely name Ruth's Chris Steak House was born. Ruth established this unique restaurant with no restaurant experience, but she vowed to treat every customer like a guest in her own home. And she clearly knew what steak lovers wanted - the very best beef. Today, as always, Ruth's Chris serves only the finest corn-fed Midwestern beef available, broiled in 1800-degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. The steaks are served sizzling on 500-degree plates so every bite is hot and delicious. And while steak is king, the menu also includes expertly executed seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes, as well as classic appetizers, fresh salads, side dishes, and homemade desserts. The award-winning wine list features more than 250 world-class international and domestic labels. Whatever the occasion, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect spot to gather. Unparalleled cuisine, sumptuous surroundings and service that's accomplished yet never fussy - these are the elements of memorable special events.
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