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Hy's Steak House - Waikiki Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyshawaii.com
  • Email: hys@hawaii.rr.com
  • Phone: (808) 922-5555
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Hy's does not have private rooms per se. But the restaurant has different dining rooms which can possibly be used for private functions. Please call for more information.
    Plans for private dining room from summer of 2014.
  • Private Party Contact: Bob Panter (808) 922-5555
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "this place has been my fave love coming here always excited for special occasions waiters here are on it no cup was ever empty my rack of lamb was cooked to perfection"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our compliments to the Hy's Steakhouse for a wonderful evening. The food was great a the service top notch. We would highly recommend for a special night out. Our waiter and crew did a tremendous job throughout the meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I always go here when we are in Waikiki. The service, food ambiance are always great. It is so nice that there are still a few restaurants out there that still follow all the traditions in service that used to be more common. We will be back for sure on our next visit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine here. Very much like the tableside presentations. A truly elegant steakhouse from a bygone era. I have never been disappointed with food or service. Truly an elegant evening"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was perfection Delmonico (boneless ribeye), fruits de mer, prime rib, spinach salad, lobster bisque, cherries jubilee, chocolate fantasy were the highlights of our dinner. All were perfectly cooked and served. Service was impeccable as always. Wonderful dinner experience and it was the first time to Hy's for one of our friend. He said it was the best dinner he's had in Hawaii!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very good place! They prepare the salad right in front of you. The steaks were very good! If we come back to Honolulu, we will definitely eat here again. Cannot go if you are on a budget."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband & I are such "STEAK LOVERS". When we can indulge we go to the finest restaurant that serves 'um. The steak is sooo mouthwatering flavorful that you'd think you'd die and step into heaven. The porterhouse steak!!! MAN.. You CAN'T find this anywhere on the island. I mean the real deal Porterhouse Steak, even though it was priced high it was 500% WORTH IT!! The juices melt in your mouth. The Medium rare still had a little bit of blood juice but cooked perfect in front of us that is where the Chef was in the see thru tube. The service is the BEST, even though your local they treat everyone the same from the hostess to the usher boys... LOVE IT & WILL ALWAYS BE BACK... MAHALOS FOR HAVING THE REAL DEAL!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our family has visited 3 major Honolulu Steak Houses over the past 6 months. Hy's highly out rated the other two. Ambiance was superior with respectful waiters who were effectively attentive without being "in the way". Our food presentation was exceptional, even to the point of honoring our splitting an entree and salad. The dinner was perfectly paced so when we finished we felt satisfied and cared for."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was very good. It's what you would expect for the cost."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My Beef Wellington was so tender, I probably could have sliced it with a butter nice - deliciously prepared, too. Compliments on the beef tips and steaks that were ordered by the other 5 members of our party, too. Chocolate Lovers dessert of melted chocolate, flambeed liquors and brandy over fruit and ice cream was a fitting end to a great dinner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "スモーキーで柔らかいTボーン 30oz約1kgを3人で頂きました。 ペロリです。 ウェイターの方のサーブもキレがあり、楽しいお話も出来てとても満足でした。デザートのチョコがけアイスも美味しかった。シーザーサラダ、デザートのチョコがけは、テーブル脇で調理してくれます。 ハウスワイン1本、ビール少々。前菜、サラダ、メイン、デザート夫婦+小学生高学年、チップ込み250ドル。日本語での注文、ウェイターの方とのコミュニケーションが可能です。"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Hy's is very expensive for the value. Steaks were excellent, mashed potatoes were just ok and the veggies were simple. Oysters Rockefeller were average. Watching the Q Chef grill the steaks on the huge open hot grill was nice. Some of the steaks are really huge, could feed a family or perhaps a lineman for the 49ers. We found other steaks houses we liked better."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Our Wait staff made good recommendations and was very attentive but not intrusive. We made a good choice to have our anniversary dinner here."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The enterance to Hy's is in a parking garage so it doesn't really look like much of a place, but when you get inside you are in an opulent wooden paneled steak house. While the mixed green salad isn't the greatest, the rest of the food is outstanding. The foie gras appetizer was the best I've ever had. The steaks are huge and cooked to perfection. It is a steak lovers paradise. Don't let the sign about proper dress scare you away. They just don't want caps, tank tops and swimwear."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner here and it was absolutely awesome. We will be recommending it to all of our friends."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "As always, a wonderful experience and last meal of our Honolulu vacation. Bob's staff always knows exactly what we need. See you next visit."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have eaten in some of the world's finest establishments. Hy's ranks with the very best of these. From the very talented live acoustic guitarist in the lounge, to the desserts made at table side, every element, and every morsel, I found to be superb. I will return to dine at Hy's again very, very soon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Our waiter, Chris M, was awesome. Looking forward to our next visit soon."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I love this place. I feel like I'm in a an old New England steak house. The steaks are always cooked to perfection, always tender and tasty. I usually get the Filet and have never been disappointed. Our waiter talked us in to trying the ahi appetizer and I am glad he did. Absolutely delicious. Finished the meal with Banana Foster. I can still taste it. The service from start to finish has always been professional and friendly. Great atmosphere. Great food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall an enjoyable night out with family - food was very good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Sorry but this restaurant is way past it's prime. We will not return."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Calm atmosphere, and a wonderful delicious steak& wine. Service is also prudent. Only an assortment of a seafood is slightly regrettable."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Excellent all around-service, food, value, atmosphere. Our Caesar salad was made right away at our table side. We were eating in less than 20 minutes after we sat down. Amazing for a fine dining restaurant. Our steaks, the garlic and the Neptune, also arrived soon after we were done with our salad. The steaks were flavorful, tender, and delicious. We are definitely returning to Hy's Steakhouse!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. Reasonably priced for the service and amazing food you receive."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Cheese bread, Caesar salad (prepared at the table), Delmonico steak (cooked to an absolutely spot-on medium rare), garlic fried rice, and Chocolate Lovers' flambé for dessert. Couldn't ask for a better meal."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had an amazing time. Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, and Paul was a great waiter. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is superb! Steaks were excellent and the Tableside Caesar salad was outstanding. It is definitely on my short list of "have to" restaurants in Waikiki! Returning in July and yep, reserving a table ! Highly recommend this place:)"
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Superb food and service is the mark of Hy's. Pricey but well worth the cost. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went with my wife. We both love steak so this was a no brainer. I felt like I was in Ron Burgundy's home. It smelled of rich mahogany and they had many leather bound books. 5 stars"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My girlfriend ate at Hy's a long time ago and wanted to renew the experience. I made reservations on-line a couple weeks ahead of the event. We arrived on time, greeted with valet service and seated by the hostess. Table and location was great, ambience was something you would see in an old-world setting...service was immediate. Everything - drinks, appetizers and main course - nothing disappointed. Steaks were just the way they should be...perfect. A perfect place to start a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed a decent meal and would recommend this restaurant to friends seeking a standard steakhouse experience. The decor and tableware is dated, but you won't mind if fancy and sleek is not important to you. The live music was enjoyable and the staff was attentive. The food was prepared perfectly: delicious warm spinach salad prepared table side, filet minon seared with pink center, and excellent bananas foster. Overall, we enjoyed our meal; however, a romantic night out or gastronomic foodie experience might be best suited elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It was a first visit for thereof the guests and they were impressed with every aspect of the evening. We know we can bring our special guests to Hy's. We are Canadians and are proud to entertain at your Steak House."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Have enjoyed Hy's for over 40 years and it just gets better. From the greeting to Audy's entertaining thru a wonderful meal it never disappoints. Our favorite Honolulu restaurant. Great steaks, of course, but try their fish choices too."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you want truly excellent steaks or prime rib this place, although a little expensive, delivers excellent food all of the time."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We knew this place via other's recommendation. and the steak there is the best I have ever had. great restaurant. great service. and the cheesebread they gave for free is delicious. i will definitely come here next time when i am in Hawaii"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "HYS was recommended by a client and we really enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful steaks as suggested."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The steak was wonderful and cooked to perfection but our dining experience was horrible. We were seated next to a table with a two year old child who threw coins at diners and ran around the room. The staff did not control the situation."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Hys is always my first choice for a nice night out. Its the best in Hawaii and it never disappoints. We had great service, the steaks were perfect, and dessert as always - amazing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food was cooked well. The food was a more traditional American steakhouse which is good for those who don't want anything exotic in their food. Expect to spend around $80.00 a person for a good 4 courses. Soups are pretty big and can be split if you ask the waiter. If you are looking for a more upscale French type of food this is not the place, however if you do want a really good American Steakhouse, this is a good place to check out. Don't forget to save room for dessert, they make excellent flambe."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Jefferson was our waiter, he was a little stiff but a true professional. The wait staff was also very accommodating. The food was cooked to perfection.(i.e. Steaks). We will be back again, and again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014