Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse

★★★☆☆
  • 3295 Dunes Rd

    Marina, CA 93933

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  • 831-883-9479

About Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse

Hours
Fri-Sat: 4pm-10pm, 11:30am-4pm, Wed-Thu: 4:30pm-9pm, 11:30am-4pm, Sun: 4:30pm-9pm, 11:30am-4pm, Mon-Tue: 4:30pm-9pm

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I was yelled at by the manager who said we can't have tacos in the dining area even though we had no tacos. We assured her there would be no tacos but she asked us to leave anyway even though we placed a dinner order with the server.

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★★★★★

I was yelled at by the manager who said we can't have tacos in the dining area even though we had no tacos. We assured her there would be no tacos but she asked us to leave anyway even though we placed a dinner order with the server.

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Let me give the bottom line first:
??Denny??s food for Charthouse price?.
Sorry let me correct myself, Denny??s is even better.
The horrendous experience started when we arrived at the restaurant, I was there at 6:30 p.m. requested to make a reservation for, or put my name on the list for 7:30 p.m. the two hostesses were 2 inexperienced teenagers (fit as I said for Denny??s not for a place trying to sell itself as an upper class dining experience the average steak price is $30.00, but will come to that later), they both said at the same time they can??t do it before 8:00 p.m.
I asked can??t do what, can??t take reservations until 8:00, or there??s nothing available until 8:00, or they don??t take reservation at all.
They both replied at the same time yes.
I asked again yes, which one of those? They just blew me off.
I went out got online, went to the restaurant website, in couple of seconds I made a reservation for 7:30 p.m.
Few minutes later another hostess comes to take us to our table, she takes us to a table where there where a huge group occupying most of this section of the dining hall and they had all of their peruses and presents on the table we were suppose to get.
She turned around half way to the table, and said follow me, where she took us to a table next to the kitchen, in the middle of a heavily trafficked area by the servers bringing the food out from the kitchen.
I told her we requested a window table, she replied we don??t have one, then I asked her what??s wrong with the one you were taking us to? She replied they have their stuff on it. I said can you please ask them to remove their stuff?
All what she replied with was: wait.
So we stepped aside a bit out of the way, and waited.
Few seconds later she came back and in a kind of yelling tone she said: ??I said wait outside?.
So we went back by the front door and waited, for about five minutes and led us to what looked like a makeshift tiny table that was cramped in between two tables.
All of that in front of who looked like a manger who did nothing excepting hovering around this large group and sitting with them on the table chitchatting.
Now comes to the food, and mind you my wife and I are serious dinners, and especially when comes to steak we know our steaks very well, that day we decided pass on going to the chart house which is 5 minutes walking from my house, and I??m one of their MVP??s, just because we keep seeing the big banner on the red double dicker of the highway.
Let??s start with our server again Denny??s style, my cup was empty for almost 15 minutes, while she came to the table three times, she didn??t refill it or acknowledge it.
1-Beverage: If you don??t alcohol you??re SOL, the only thing they offer is FOUNTAIN drinks, and regular ice tea, well restaurant owner if you wanna slide as an upper crusty restaurant, here??s what upper crusty restaurants do, they offer something to everybody, some bubbly water, some flavored fancy ice tea, some freshly squeezed lemonade.
2-Soup: only one to choose from, Crap bisque, which tasted like butter squash soup?hum.
3-Salad: was actually the best thing, but can you really go wrong with salad????I guess you can.
4-Main dish: I ordered a medium well New York Strip which is suppose to come with garlic packed potatoes, and seasoned vegetables, as for my wife she ordered the Filet mignon medium well which comes with garlic risotto and seasoned vegetables.
i.My steak was a rubbery tough piece of meat bland flavorless, undercooked (I had better stake in first awakening for $10:00)
ii.My wife steak wasn??t a Filet mignon (if you want to know what a filet mignon is google it and look at the pictures), and also rubbery tough piece of meat bland flavorless, undercooked.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me give the bottom line first:
??Denny??s food for Charthouse price?.
Sorry let me correct myself, Denny??s is even better.
The horrendous experience started when we arrived at the restaurant, I was there at 6:30 p.m. requested to make a reservation for, or put my name on the list for 7:30 p.m. the two hostesses were 2 inexperienced teenagers (fit as I said for Denny??s not for a place trying to sell itself as an upper class dining experience the average steak price is $30.00, but will come to that later), they both said at the same time they can??t do it before 8:00 p.m.
I asked can??t do what, can??t take reservations until 8:00, or there??s nothing available until 8:00, or they don??t take reservation at all.
They both replied at the same time yes.
I asked again yes, which one of those? They just blew me off.
I went out got online, went to the restaurant website, in couple of seconds I made a reservation for 7:30 p.m.
Few minutes later another hostess comes to take us to our table, she takes us to a table where there where a huge group occupying most of this section of the dining hall and they had all of their peruses and presents on the table we were suppose to get.
She turned around half way to the table, and said follow me, where she took us to a table next to the kitchen, in the middle of a heavily trafficked area by the servers bringing the food out from the kitchen.
I told her we requested a window table, she replied we don??t have one, then I asked her what??s wrong with the one you were taking us to? She replied they have their stuff on it. I said can you please ask them to remove their stuff?
All what she replied with was: wait.
So we stepped aside a bit out of the way, and waited.
Few seconds later she came back and in a kind of yelling tone she said: ??I said wait outside?.
So we went back by the front door and waited, for about five minutes and led us to what looked like a makeshift tiny table that was cramped in between two tables.
All of that in front of who looked like a manger who did nothing excepting hovering around this large group and sitting with them on the table chitchatting.
Now comes to the food, and mind you my wife and I are serious dinners, and especially when comes to steak we know our steaks very well, that day we decided pass on going to the chart house which is 5 minutes walking from my house, and I??m one of their MVP??s, just because we keep seeing the big banner on the red double dicker of the highway.
Let??s start with our server again Denny??s style, my cup was empty for almost 15 minutes, while she came to the table three times, she didn??t refill it or acknowledge it.
1-Beverage: If you don??t alcohol you??re SOL, the only thing they offer is FOUNTAIN drinks, and regular ice tea, well restaurant owner if you wanna slide as an upper crusty restaurant, here??s what upper crusty restaurants do, they offer something to everybody, some bubbly water, some flavored fancy ice tea, some freshly squeezed lemonade.
2-Soup: only one to choose from, Crap bisque, which tasted like butter squash soup?hum.
3-Salad: was actually the best thing, but can you really go wrong with salad????I guess you can.
4-Main dish: I ordered a medium well New York Strip which is suppose to come with garlic packed potatoes, and seasoned vegetables, as for my wife she ordered the Filet mignon medium well which comes with garlic risotto and seasoned vegetables.
i.My steak was a rubbery tough piece of meat bland flavorless, undercooked (I had better stake in first awakening for $10:00)
ii.My wife steak wasn??t a Filet mignon (if you want to know what a filet mignon is google it and look at the pictures), and also rubbery tough piece of meat bland flavorless, undercooked.

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In My experience at this restaurant i enjoyed the decor but the about it. the rest was a downfall i thought it was a restaurant not a fashion house with burgers and bad culinary and staff . I will not return because it is over priced for what u get i will go to jack in the box next time. very disappointed !!

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★☆☆☆☆

In My experience at this restaurant i enjoyed the decor but the about it. the rest was a downfall i thought it was a restaurant not a fashion house with burgers and bad culinary and staff . I will not return because it is over priced for what u get i will go to jack in the box next time. very disappointed !!

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Food was very good, but portions were smaller than expected. The food was quite expensive. Nice place for special occassions like birthdays and anniversaries, but not an everyday place.

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★★★★☆

Food was very good, but portions were smaller than expected. The food was quite expensive. Nice place for special occassions like birthdays and anniversaries, but not an everyday place.

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Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse offers the usual diner's fare paying a bit more attention to seafood and doing a tropical twist with the items.

I had a burger here that was decent. Give it a try rather than frequenting the usual Chili's, Applebees, and TGI Fridays.

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★★★☆☆

Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse offers the usual diner's fare paying a bit more attention to seafood and doing a tropical twist with the items.

I had a burger here that was decent. Give it a try rather than frequenting the usual Chili's, Applebees, and TGI Fridays.

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I am the restaurant manager in a very nice place, and this experience was the very worst I've had in a restaurant so far. It started with our "host" (who turned out to e the manager) mistaking the number in our party. Next was the NON service. A couple in our party got their own drinks at the bar, more than once. The birthday boy brought wine and champagne and there weren't any flutes for the bubbles. They brought out soup for the table to start with, but it was kinda hard to eat with a fork and a steak knife. The staff was all in uniform, shirts tucked in, except for our waitress. At least two people at our table asked for water right away, which came mid-entree. The tile wall in the bathroom was stained with something you don't want to see in any restaurant. The appetizer ordered was brought out wrong. The wineglasses provided were stained. The service was super slow. There was an entree brought out that didn't belong to anyone on the table. The "manager" ("host") was not visable on the floor. He was wearing jeans and a flowered shirt. Multiple steaks were overcooked and cold, Side dishes were cold, Some side dishes were brought out very late, and ended up to be undercooked as were forgotten. Steak asked to be redone, never got done. Manager tried to make up for this taking care of 2 meals out of 12, and a non needed round of drinks on the house. Will never go here again and will not recommend this place to any of the many restaurant people I know and run in to.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am the restaurant manager in a very nice place, and this experience was the very worst I've had in a restaurant so far. It started with our "host" (who turned out to e the manager) mistaking the number in our party. Next was the NON service. A couple in our party got their own drinks at the bar, more than once. The birthday boy brought wine and champagne and there weren't any flutes for the bubbles. They brought out soup for the table to start with, but it was kinda hard to eat with a fork and a steak knife. The staff was all in uniform, shirts tucked in, except for our waitress. At least two people at our table asked for water right away, which came mid-entree. The tile wall in the bathroom was stained with something you don't want to see in any restaurant. The appetizer ordered was brought out wrong. The wineglasses provided were stained. The service was super slow. There was an entree brought out that didn't belong to anyone on the table. The "manager" ("host") was not visable on the floor. He was wearing jeans and a flowered shirt. Multiple steaks were overcooked and cold, Side dishes were cold, Some side dishes were brought out very late, and ended up to be undercooked as were forgotten. Steak asked to be redone, never got done. Manager tried to make up for this taking care of 2 meals out of 12, and a non needed round of drinks on the house. Will never go here again and will not recommend this place to any of the many restaurant people I know and run in to.

Pros: family friendly

Cons: plentyfull, read review

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We have always used to Love AJ Spurs. It was a great place to eat.

The new problems we experienced last time:

The soup that they give you comes with beans. They used to be black beans, but now now they are just mushy pinto beans. The taste gross in the soup.

The other thing is they potatoes they give you. They are cooking with onions. Last time, the potatoes were just scraps and there were way more onions.

Finally, the root beer float. It has been cut in size by about half.

I'm very disappointed in AJ Spurs.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have always used to Love AJ Spurs. It was a great place to eat.

The new problems we experienced last time:

The soup that they give you comes with beans. They used to be black beans, but now now they are just mushy pinto beans. The taste gross in the soup.

The other thing is they potatoes they give you. They are cooking with onions. Last time, the potatoes were just scraps and there were way more onions.

Finally, the root beer float. It has been cut in size by about half.

I'm very disappointed in AJ Spurs.

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A.J. Spurs was one of our favorit "local" restaurants to go to for special occasions. Tonight when we arrived (at 5:00) we were told our wait would be about 45 minutes, even though more than half the tables were and remained empty. 98 minutes later we were finally seated. Our waiter took our drink order within 5 minutes and took our order upon serving our drinks after only 5 minutes. Our food was served 48 minutes later. The two steaks were very well over cooked and the two pieces of halibut were like rubber. This is most definitely a restaurant we will not be returning to.

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★☆☆☆☆

A.J. Spurs was one of our favorit "local" restaurants to go to for special occasions. Tonight when we arrived (at 5:00) we were told our wait would be about 45 minutes, even though more than half the tables were and remained empty. 98 minutes later we were finally seated. Our waiter took our drink order within 5 minutes and took our order upon serving our drinks after only 5 minutes. Our food was served 48 minutes later. The two steaks were very well over cooked and the two pieces of halibut were like rubber. This is most definitely a restaurant we will not be returning to.

Pros: ?

Cons: Parking, service, food quality

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this restaurant if very nice! the food is delicious. their avacado ranch dressing is fantastic!!!!!! to die for. you also get a lot wiht your meal. it comes with soup, salad, potatoes, your entree and after dinner you can either choose from a root beer float or an after dinner liquor. the prices are average for a nice steak house but you get a lot for your money. it is also a romantic place if you wanted to go on a date.

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★★★★★

this restaurant if very nice! the food is delicious. their avacado ranch dressing is fantastic!!!!!! to die for. you also get a lot wiht your meal. it comes with soup, salad, potatoes, your entree and after dinner you can either choose from a root beer float or an after dinner liquor. the prices are average for a nice steak house but you get a lot for your money. it is also a romantic place if you wanted to go on a date.

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A.J. Spurs is my all-time favorite restaurant. The food is great there is so much of it. The service is very good and the routine of your meal is in a timely but comfortable fashion. You walk out of here feeling good about your dinner and service.

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★★★★★

A.J. Spurs is my all-time favorite restaurant. The food is great there is so much of it. The service is very good and the routine of your meal is in a timely but comfortable fashion. You walk out of here feeling good about your dinner and service.

Pros: Lot of food, Great atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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