Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyshawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8089225555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: From 5:00 pm nightly. Last seating 9:45 pm nightly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Erwin Manzano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Audy Kimura plays Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30pm until 10:00pm in the library lounge. Audy is a well-known and highly respected guitar player/vocalist in Hawaii.

    Sunday evenings enjoy the acoustic guitar offerings of Wendell Au.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Uluniu Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking.
A word from Hy's Steak House - Waikiki
Hy's Steak House is an award winning restaurant in the heart of Waikiki. Open in 1976, Hy's has been a favorite of locals and visitors for 30 years.
Hy's specialties include Kiawe broiled USDA Prime Beef, succulent Lamb, great seafood as well as tableside preparations of many classic dishes. Hy's boasts an exquisite wine list with an emphasis on reds from the most reputable vineyards from around the world.
The ambience is Old-World, classic and very comfortable. Hy's is renown for its signature showcase steak broiler, where the steaks are expertly broiler over Kiawe wood. Kiawe is a Hawaiian hardwood that burns at a very high temperature and adds the perfect flavor to the broiled prime beef.
In Hy's library lounge there is live music nightly from 2 of Hawaii's top entertainers. Valet parking. Proper dress required.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Hy's Steak House - Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)romantic (123)fit for foodies (75)notable wine list (65)good for groups (57)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (14)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • steak to perfection
    G1dge
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The steak could almost be cut with a fork it was so tender, but of course the high light is always the Strawberries Sinatra... it's worth going in for just that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Friend Still Works
    DisappointedKamaaina
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have gone to Hy's from time to time (special times) for decades. The food is consistently very good, and most often excellent. Not fancy, but high quality ingredients. This was no exception. Chateaubriand (for two) gets great meat, good vegetables, and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in Honolulu
    HonoluluBest
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Since this is not part of a restaurant chain, it offers a unique dining experience. I just had the best kiawe flame broiled filet, escargot and cherries jubilee in the state. Be sure to have the cheese bread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be 6 stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This place is amazing. Very fancy with vintage setting. Very impressed when we first walked in but what made it better was the service. All staff were very helpful, accommodating and have fantastic recommendations. Demonico Steak is highly recommended. 4 of us dined there and we all agreed it was the best steakhouse we've been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redefined pallet
    TasteRedefined
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The quality, freshness, preparation and delivery of our dining experience redefined our taste pallet. Every other meal before this dining experience dropped a notch or two. Previous best dining experiences only reach 80% of Hy's. Well done - looking forward to dining there again on Friday evening before we head back to Australia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot
    jadesimian
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The steaks are good and there's an extensive wine list. But the true gems are the flambé desserts. They're prepared tableside, and it's always an awesome little show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ginny Clements
    Ginny
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    When we were in Honlulu, we were excited to go to Hy's as this was our third time. We were extremely disappointed in the rack of lamb. Worst lamb we have ever tasted. It smelled so bad. It was cooked rare and we asked for medium rare. I didn't eat two pieces because it was AWFUL. The first time we had lamb there it was thick and delicious. This time it was pathetic. The restaurant needs to get domestic lamb.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Ambience
    FoodLoverIam
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A very old world restaurant in Waikiki! We were looking for a special night out for the two of us in Waikiki and came across Hy's. The ambience of the place is great with dark wood panelled walls and leather booths with crisp white linen. The service is attentive and the food great. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a special night out in Waikiki (dress to impress).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Elegant Dining
    mjs3
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The Prime Rib was melt in your mouth tender, the French Onion Soup was very flavorful, and the Rack of Lamb delicious! A great place to celebrate a special occasion...we received a photo and dessert to make our anniversary even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Event Dessert & Cocktails
    CMS808
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We attended a fundraiser event just a couple blocks away and decided to wrap up the evening with some camaraderie, dessert and after dinner cocktails. Hy's provided a wonderful venue to host our party of six at 9:30 p.m. We ordered three of their specialty table side prepared desserts; Chocolate Lovers Delight, Strawberries Sanatra Flambe, and Cherries Jubilee. Each prepared to perfection and timely where we all were practically served at once, not to mention how delicious each one was! Wonderful attention to service, welcoming, and classy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Dining
    Vallinda
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The newly renovated upstairs section is a gem. The area where we were seated provided a cozier, more intimate ambiance for our group of 7. The service was excellent as always from the point of arrival to the moment of departure. The food met all expectations and more...as always. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary once again
    PowderPuff
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again, Hy's proves itself as a favorite with its top-notch service and unmatched experience. The Chocolate Lovers' dessert is divine. Recommended wholeheartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're back!
    CrazyMaci
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were here in July to celebrate my son's best friend's 15th birthday. They had such a wonderful time that I promised to bring them back for my son's birthday in September. Our dinner was just as memorable as the other times we've been here. Great service and wonderfully tasty steaks. I warned them not to eat too much cheesebread but of course they ate two baskets of it. Then they ordered Caesar salad prepared table side, smoked salmon, steaks, fully loaded baked potatoes and sides of French fries and mushrooms. Sadly, this left us no room for the flambéed desserts. I guess we'll just have to come back again! We love this restaurant and will be back every chance we get.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • table side service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our family enjoys the table side service i.e. Caesar salad and flambe desserts. The steak and seafood are ono too. My kids enjoy the cheese bread. This is primarily a special occasion restaurant because the final bill can be relatively high. However, special occasions are made memorable when spent at the Hy's Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Class Act
    RBPB
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a two day layover in Honolulu on our return from SE Asia. While I had booked our hotels, cruise and tours I hadn't done much for restaurants. Thanks to Open Table reviews for leading us to Hy's. It was one of the finest restaurants we have dined at in months. I can't single out anything because from the bar to the service, to the food and ambiance; everything was OUTSTANDING!. We have visited the islands many, many times, but usually the highly promoted fares along the beach draw the most traffic, walking a couple blocks away will lead you to the best hidden spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More recommendations....
    RickJames
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We took your service in Japanese though we were bilinguals. After we completed our order, we realized more detailed explanations and recommendations about food were provided at the table next to us. It was sad to know the same service was not given because of Japanese.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always solid
    MYC808
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We go to Hy's when we want a great steak and stellar service. It's never disappointing. It's a very "old school" type of steak house and we like it that way!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Steak
    dabigkaluna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to Hy's for a few occasions now. Every time they have exceeded my expectations. Along with a nice wine list their bar holds a nice selection of whiskey and scotch. The staff is helpful and attentive, and the steaks are unique with the keawe finish. Not my first time here and not my last.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kamahina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    steak ordered was okay, i have had better elsewhere for less. Wife's lamb chops, although cooked perfectly, lacked sufficient seasonings. Steamed broccolli was way over done. Banana flambe excellent and so was the gifted slice of birthday cheesecake! Timeless vintage decor, not sure if we appreciate that style still. Overall comfortable dining experience, even if the meal wasn't up to par.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old school charm, very good food
    LifeinHawaii
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was very good, the appetizers were delicious and the portion size was generous. I viewed the menu online before going and was really shocked at the prices, that being said the entrees were also very tasty and the portions were good but did the price reflect value? For those of us who live and work in Hawaii I don't think so, I would recommend Hy's for a very special occasion but with a warning that it is very expensive. Your whole experience must reflect the price you're paying, the service really needs to be more polished. The service staff is friendly but there needs to be class and I think that's what's lacking at Hy's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Mmmm
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent steak house, excellent food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Birthday Celebrations
    DenYuki
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The staff was well aware that this dinner was for my Goddaughter's birthday. Food and service was outstanding. The 12 year old birthday girl ordered Steak Oscar and did quite a bit of damage!!! LOL She enjoys her meat and crab. I ordered their rack of lamb and was not disappointed! Olivia's mother ordered bacon wrapped scallops and steak. She also enjoyed her meal. The birthday cheesecake was a nice bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mahalo
    Bong
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our server, Josh was awesome!! Thank you Josh. We had a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    hawaiiweeknder
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    So delicious. So much better than mastros. Puts ruth chris to shame
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've always enjoyed dining at Hy's! The food is great, and the service is top notch!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ステーキが美味しい
    cksunset
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    道徳の木で炙ることでついている薫りがとても芳ばしくて、お肉も赤身で柔らかく美味しくいただけました。 7:30からの食事でしたが、8時迄は周りが騒がしく、せっかくの生演奏も聴こえないほどでした。
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic All Round
    Andyjax
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I went to Hy's on the final night of our honeymoon. When the staff found that out, they have us a private booth and made us feel very special indeed. At the time we did not know that Hy's offered a service to mark special occasions so it felt wonderful to us. The food was incredible, hands down the best meal we'd had in our ten days in Honolulu. The staff were very attentive without being a nuisance. Overall, fantastic and made our last last very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food, awesome service, comfortable atmosphere in an old-school classic steakhouse feel. Will 100% return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best stake restaurant
    TandM
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was for an anniversary. We spent a very good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    katie2474
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I treated my husband for his 40th birthday. Used open table, which was a first for me and easy to do. The dining experience itself was delicious. We didn't have appetisers, only because we didn't want to over eat. Steaks were beautiful and tender, cut like butter. Our server was fantastic, friendly and highly efficient. Complimentary cheesecake with a birthday candle given to my husband, complimentary photo given to us to remember our dining experience. Finished the evening of with some cherries jubilee made at the table side. A fantastic evening, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    Grmtnboy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Typical old-time steakhouse decor. The steaks are superb, as are the sides. Unfortunately there was a party of forty there, and the wait for our entrees was overlong. The food was delicious, but not as hot as we would have liked. The waiter was very attentive. We'd return another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • genuine hospitality
    Kenji
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I got a great service from server. Thank you for the hospitality. I would like to visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table for two
    2StrikesYoureOut
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Table for two, as we pulled up free valet service. Some people dressed as common folk though we arrived in class. The service was stunning, atmosphere was to die for. Glamorous, for the rich and famous one would think. We enjoyed the live music. We started with the Sashimi, impeccable. Shrimp, for our main course the Porter house steak and she got the filet mignon, glass wine and 1oz of caviar. Desert Mango sherbet went so well with the Molten chocolate cake. Everything was exquisite except for the porter house steak. I ordered it medium rare and got it medium well. It had no taste at all. They did not season it at all. Costco steak i had at my friends BBQ with garlic salt and pepper 100 times better. Our bill came out to $416.00 tip 20%
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Neveragain
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hy's steak house has lost their dress code!!! For an expensive place to dine I was not expecting other guests to be under dressed . RSVP was a waiting manner, the service was in professional . I got bored after 15 min at the bar !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent dining experience
    Myob
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hys Waikiki is one of our all time favorites! The delicious food never disappoints and is no comparison to other steakhouses around the area. I always recommend this restaurants to friends and family who want to enjoy a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had higher expectations
    FoodieB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lobster was overcooked and cold. Beef Wellington was also overcooked and entire plate was lukewarm. I had ordered medium, but beef had no trace of pink whatsoever. Portions seemed small on surf and turf, also on veggies. Definitely did not meet our expectations for an $80 and $50 meal. Caesar salad was very good, prepared well table side. Friends had ordered Chauteaubrand and it was good, prepared well, but somewhat less impressive than expected. At these prices, we expect perfection the first time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just doesn't get any better!
    1HaolieChickGoneLocal
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Hy's Steak never disappoints. Another special occasion to celebrate and Hy's is our first choice. The service is impeccable and the food presentation flawless. Having flambé at your table to end a perfect meal and the prefect evening is a must. Mahalo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steak House
    HawaiianTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My friends and I went to celebrate a special occasion and found the food to be good and the service to be spotty. We never seemed to have a waiter when we needed one so always chasing around to find one and it made the dinner a choppy experience. I did enjoy the food prepared at our table (warm spinach salad and bananas foster). I ordered the Del Monico steak and wish that I had gotten the filet as the meat was tougher than I had expected it to be. My friend had the filet and he said it was perfect. I will go back, but will not order the Del Monico.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but not perfect
    Bonana
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For the price of the food and the reputation of this restaurant, I expect perfection. The past 4-5 times we have dined here in the last 2 years have been great and nearly perfect. This past time, however, I have a few complaints: 1) cheese bread was room temperature, not hot; 2) the lobster bisque was not up to its usual standards (we order it every time), and tasted "off"; 3) the lobster tail was overcooked. We should have notifed the waiter of the last 2 complaints, which I'm sure they would have rectified. But for $80, you would think the chefs would ensure the lobster was cooked to perfection. Everything else was great--the filet mignon was superb, and the bananas foster a wonderful end to the meal. Our waiter was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blair
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The the service was very good. Our food was not very good my husband had the new York steak had a lot of fat on it . I had the salmon very salty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet