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 WinnerSteak
Hy's Steak House - Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (196)romantic (155)fit for foodies (86)notable wine list (83)good for groups (59)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (17)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Classic Steak House
    HawaiianTraveler
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 行ってよかったです
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    テレビで見て、同じものが食べたくて、それが味わえて満足でした。 次回は、自分が好きなメニュー、生牡蠣やカラマリなどを食べて、デザートも食べたいです。友達に勧めたし、Facebookにも載せました。 階段が多かったので、バギーを運ぶ手伝いをしてくれたら、もっと嬉しかったです。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    truthbtold
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a group of 7, including friends from out of town, who specifically wanted to have steak. They were not disappointed. Everyone was quite pleased with their choices from Delmonico to prime rib to T-bones. Meats were cooked to specifications, which ranged from rare to medium well. The staff was very attentive, making sure our water or beer glasses were constantly tended to. Our waiter, Jonah, I believe, was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional (nice table side Caeser's salad presentation). Unfortunately, we pushed ourselves to the limit on the main course and could not indulge in what was a very inviting dessert menu. Hopefully, next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love this restaurant!!! Always delivers a wonderful meal and great service! Highly recommend. Lots of upscale places on the island but this is one of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    buffaloha
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Like how old school dining was supposed to be and will remain timeless forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Took my daughter there for a nice dinner to start off a good semester of school at U.of H. Our waiter remembered us dining there 4 months ago. Remembered our drinks. We were impressed with Phil. Kirby was on it removing whatever dish we were done with, filling our water and cleaning our table. John Hopkins pinched in with dessert. Everyone was so pleasant, it made us feel so special that evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence Prevails
    Vallinda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been dining at Hy's for special occasions for about 30 years and it continues to impress. From the moment you step out of the car until the moment you return to the car, everyone is attentive and friendly. A friendly chat with one of the chefs was an added bonus. The food is always of exceptional quality and made to order. Service is of the highest quality no matter what size group. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    robm16
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. It was an overall great experience. We'll be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrOkakopa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A tad frenetic on a Saturday night. Still one of the better steak houses in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take that Morton's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hy's has been a mainstay in Waikiki for a a long while and it still can hold it's own against the other hi-end steak restaurants. I haven't been there in 20 years and won't wait that long to return. The service was impeccable, the food quite tastey, and ambiance was delightful. We ordered the rack of lamb and a filet mignon and washed it down with a lovely Cabernet. I'll keep this place on my list for all those special occassions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old World Steakhouse Experience
    jkat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you're hungry for a prime steak & fresh seafood dinner with first-class service in a old-world, speakeasy ambiance, Hy's is the place to go. One of the lasting restaurateurs with professional servers versed in tableside presentations, wine-pairing and providing 5-star service every time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. We've been going for decades and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hy's Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Simply Awesome! Best steak I ever had was the Steak Oscar, my kids love the deserts!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would give it 5 stars but
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    ordered steaks med rare......... must have been sitting under the warmer too long. it came more like medium
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Japanese
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I am so surprised that the table position was too bad. I have never seen such bad sheet even I reserve our dinners. In addition, it is first time to see double column of gratuity and tip on checking. Is it special for Japanese? The food was really good. But, there are many questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • salad & dessert a dissapointment
    Konajim
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Again Ceasars salad , not chilled enough, lettuce somewhat wilted. Cherries jubilee , ice cream to frozen. Bottom line everything was excellent On our next visit, no salad, or dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greeeeat!
    DontwannacooktoniteVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Old time steak house. Table side prep of salad and desert. Chateaubriand was excellent! Arrive early for drink at bar
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good taste and professional service
    Masa
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I trust this restaurant is the best place to have high quality American beef steak in Honolulu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great and friendly staff. Complimentary valet, never let our water get to the bottom of our glass, food was hot and good timing. There was always someone there to help you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    crum77
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious food, friendly service and beautiful decor! My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal with perfectly prepared steaks. The mahogany walls, bookshelves and Tiffany stained glass ceiling made for a grand dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday dinner
    tiki
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food and table side service like chateaubriand and bananas foster.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Steakman
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was good. Complimentary cheese bread came cold and greasy. Appetizers were good however our steaks came out cold as well as our sides (baked potato). Waiter warned us about hot plates...plates were cold. Steak tasted OK, not worth $75. Restaurant filled with Japanese tourist who were loud and boisterous, ruined our special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks
    beefy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service and ambience were superb. Decor was classic. Steaks were juicy and tender
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegance Revisted
    Xifeng
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This icon of dining in Honolulu has remained throughout the social transition from a time where gentlemen wore dinner jackets to leisure suits to casual attire to taste superb food at a classy dining club. Its traditional attire for staff remains (almost surreal) as does the midtown Manhattan quality of food and service. And then there's dessert. Bananas Foster, Strawberries Flambe, and Cherries Jubilee (to mention the traditional items) topped my list of choices. You pick. And have lots of fun. Music to enhance, entrance and entertain too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hy's Still Has It!
    WinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I returned to Hy's after 20 years and it still remains a top notch steak house. Caesar salad prepared table side, delicious steaks, cherries jubilee table side, excellent service - what else can you ask for? When in Honolulu, this place is a must try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Checkmate
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our experience at Hy's is never a disappointment. The food is so delicious. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and the service is out of this world. Our waiters were so helpful, patient and kind. My father in law was experiencing some pain in his leg and has a difficult time sitting for any long period of time. One of our waiters was very sympathetic and even offered him a pillow to help with his discomfort. The waiters kept our water cups filled. This is pricey restaurant, but if you want quality food and service this is the restaurant to go to. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • little pricey for what you get
    brancrew6
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was OK. We've had better at some other local restaurants - and for a lot less money. Ambience was OK if you're into dark wood, fake leather and a room that looks like an old school den. Overall it was OK. I won't be going back. Too many other VERY good restaurants in Hawaii for me to spend that kind of money on 'average'.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My First Impressions of Hy's
    fishingchef
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was great even though there were a few crab shells in the crab cakes. My wife and talked about the paintings in the room. We will definitely come back and try the steaks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • re: Dining at Hy`s restaurant
    Lovestoeat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    After being escorted to our table, the wait staff quickly filled our water and brought the bread. We waited for someone to take our order, waiting 20 plus minutes. Eventually we think it was the floor manager came by to ask us if we were feeling ignored. We were feeling ignored so we said yes because it felt as though everyone else in our area was being attended to but us. In any case, he did take our order and we waited for our food. In general, the food was excellent. The only complaint would be about our baked potatoes. It wasn't as fluffy as it normally is but dry and hard even with the butter and sour cream we had on it. Still we would recommend going to eat here as this was not generally speaking what we normally experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hy's Steak House
    RabbitVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My husband enjoyed his 15 oz. prime rib, which was cooked to perfection. I loved my Manchong fish, cooked Oriental style. Both entrees were generous servings and we were able to bring home a doggie bag. The fresh green salad was very tasty with blue cheese dressing, which was lite, not heavy. We celebrated our 43rd anniversaty and we had our picture taken and enjoyed a slice of strawberry cheese cake. It was a very pleasant experience. Paul was an outstaning server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always good but
    booyah
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love Hy's. been coming here since I was a kid. Wednesday was unfortunate cause there was a police incident and it just so happened to be where no cars could get out. The valet was nice enough to offer to have the cars remain and we go home in cabs. and of course subsequently come back in cabs. Or to walk home or wait it out. about a dozen or so of us waited for 4 hours. in the meantime, no one from the restaurant came to check on guests who just dined there. no offers for water, offering to seat us. in fact, they locked the doors so the car full of 70 year olds couldnt even go to the bathroom. disappointed. Not Hy's fault. but customer svc should not stop with the meal. its the aloha. $750 bucks and no bathroom. wow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    JN808
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Hy's is known for its service. It is the reason that I go there. Best service in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    hyshawaiilover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was quite an experience. I treated my boyfriend for his birthday. It was the first time for both of us. We loved the food, the service, the interior, and even the bathroom! We gave a $40 tip to our server. Definitely coming back to try everything else!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent! Table-side prepared Caesar salad and Chocolate flame dessert was awesome! Very special evening with my husband, daughter and son!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brought 2 Teens
    CrazyMaci
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a special treat! I brought my son and his best friend, who'd just turned 15. They tried foods they usually don't eat at loved them. The steaks were superb and perfectly cooked, the service was friendly and the birthday boy was treated like royalty. They can't wait to eat here again, so I promised them I'd take them for son's birthday in September. An altogether lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David Williams
    David
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    While on honeymoon in Wakiki, a hotel staff member recommended that we try HYs. We are glad she did. Service and food were second to none. I ordered a delmonico and my wife ordered the Garlic Filet. Both were melt in your mouth delicious. Additionally, it was really interesting to see our steaks grilled in view ( in what is an ornate glass room that slightly protrudes into the dining area). We topped off our dining experience with a delicious table side prepared dessert......special chocolate that melted with special ingredients and then was drizzled over ice cream. Special kudos to Josh. I love fine dining, and he is perhaps the most attentive wait person that I have ever had. This is a must stop for dining in Hawaii. Aloha
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfanatic
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great elegant ambience. Perfect for intimate dates. They do have a kids menu but not the best restaurant to take kids to if they are not well behaved. There is a dress code for men. No tank tops. If you happen to go there in one, they may have a shirt for you. Service is great and the waiters are awesome. Our favorite app was the escargot. Dinner we went with prime rib, it was cooked perfectly and desserts are amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Always impeccable...the best steak I have ever had cooked to the desired temp...perfect always perfect. It's the place we have our yearly anniversary dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very relaxing
    Borsky
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We enjoyed the live guitar, very good service and food. High level of service is hard to get here and I feel they are one of the best. This place is now one of our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.