Ruth’s Chris Hawaii to Open 6th Location in Kauai

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(Tuesday April 4, 2017)



Desert Island Restaurants the franchisee for the Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii restaurants, announced the Fall opening of their Kauai venue.  Located at The Shops at Kukui`ula in Poipu, the new Ruth’s Chris will offer the same exceptional steak house experience that their restaurants are known for, on Kauai’s beautiful south shore.

“We are excited to be opening our first Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the island of Kauai,” said Randy Schoch, Chief Executive Officer of Desert Island Restaurants. “The South Shore has become a destination for travelers and diners and we look forward to being part of the community, offering our signature dining experience to residents and visitors in beautiful Poipu.”  Matthew Sutherland has been appointed the General Manager at the Kauai restaurant.  Matthew is currently a manager at their Waikiki venue and will relocate to Kauai.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House has garnered much acclaim by winning numerous prestigious regional and national awards.  The restaurants appeal to residents and visitors alike.

The Kauai location will be Desert Island Restaurants’ sixth Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Hawaii, joining five other locations throughout Hawaii. On Oahu, there are two restaurants located at Waterfront Plaza and Waikiki Beach Walk.  There are also two venues on Maui – in Lahaina at  The Outlets of Maui and in Wailea at The Shops of Wailea – and  one restaurant on the Big Island, located at The Shops at Mauna Lani.  The company has over 450 team members throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and is expected to add an additional 40 jobs with the opening of the new restaurant at Kukui`ula.

For information regarding employment opportunities at the upcoming Kauai location, please contact Matthew Sutherland at


About Ruth’s Chris

It all started in 52 years ago when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little neighborhood steak house in New Orleans called Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original and it became a sizzling success.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House now has more than 140 locations worldwide.  At Ruth’s Chris Steak House, you’ll always find exceptional steaks, selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef and served sizzling on 500 degree sizzling plates. This New Orleans inspired cuisine features the finest USDA Prime steaks, fresh island seafood, award-winning wine list and a wide variety of appetizers, side dishes and desserts.


About Desert Island Restaurants

Desert Island Restaurants, LLC was founded in 1998 by veteran restaurateur Randy Schoch.  Each Desert Island restaurant revolves around a different concept and cuisine, with one thing that ties them all together: the Aloha Spirit. This spirit inspires us to create welcoming experiences that exceed expectations every time. From modern Asian cuisine at Ling & Louie’s, to mouth-watering steak at Ruth’s Chris and fresh Italian fare at Romano’s Macaroni Grill our three restaurant concepts offer delicious and diverse food served from the heart.


Restaurant Contact:

Emi Chang Espinda

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii

Regional Director Sales & Marketing Hawaii

(808) 216.1908


Employment Contact:

Matthew Sutherland

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii

General Manager

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  • Gabriel Keller

    Hi I’m wondering when can we make reservations

    • Desert Island Restaurants

      Hi Gabriel,
      We are scheduled to open on 10/30 and will begin taking reservations the week before. We look forward to serving you soon!

  • LORY

    What number can we call to make a reservations?

    • Desert Island Restaurants

      Hi Lory,

      You will be able to make reservations on OpenTable which should be up by 10/20. At this time we do not have a direct phone number.

  • Ray

    I have earned Ruth Chris gift cards. Will the new Kauai location honor them?

    • Desert Island Restaurants

      Hi Ray,
      Yes, we will honor the Ruth Chris gift cards at our new Kauai location. We look forward to serving you.

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