Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyshawaii.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
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Hy's Steak House - Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (200)romantic (137)fit for foodies (96)notable wine list (81)good for groups (66)neighborhood gem (33)hot spot (21)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellence is a standard at Hy's
    HonoluluBestVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    A special thank you to Chris and Kirby who made our dinner a special experience. It was the best Rack of Lamb ever eaten. Soft, tender and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Our server, John, was outstanding. The food and ambiance were also great but our server made the difference.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Waikiki Must
    chassteats
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We have come here to celebrate birthdays since last year and we are never disappointed. The steaks are cooked perfectly, where it is tender and melts in your mouth. Service is good, but this last time we were there, a few days ago, a young man named John, took excellent care of us! The musician also came down to speak with us and thanking us for joint Hy's during his little break. Very nice! Wine list is nice. You will surely find something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommend on many levels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I wanted to have a special dinning experience for my wife's 64 birthday. She always reminisce about the time she dined at Hys some 30 plus years ago and had the most wonderfully prepared Opakapaka dish. We understand things change but for a fine dinning establishment the food preparation fell well short. She had the half rack of lamb which was presented expertly by the waiter. She ordered it medium and it arrived medium rare. That wasn't to bad but it lacked seasoning and it was served with mint jelly. Who serves mint jelly in a fine dinning restaurant? It should be accompanied with a fresh mint reduction or a sauce that would compliment the lamb. Any one can roast a lamb. I had a dbl pork chop smeared with a bing cherry sauce. The chop was prepared nicely but again my taste buds had nothing to cheer about. The garlic mashed potato was ok, just ok although the asparagus spears were yummy. I had the waiter select my desert for me, he chose the bread pudding. Again nicely presented but dry and unimpressive. Much to my disappointment nothing was done to acknowledge our reason for being there. The hostess was nice and wished us happy birthday when we arrived and left but that was it. A complimentary dessert with lighted candle would have nice. Is that asking too much? $140 down the drain. Sadly, it was a disappointing evening, one thats difficult to get over and certainly not the fine dining experience that we hoped for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Ambience, but food ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We went to the Restaurant Week at Hy's, trying out the set menu. The service and ambience were outstanding, but slightly disappointed with the main menu. I had the filet mignon and it was just lukewarm on the inside. My wife ordered rare and I ordered medium rare, but both came pretty much rare. Bacon wrapped scallops were also cold The lobster bisque was delicious and the dessert not bad. Just disappointed with the steak experience....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    buffalohaVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Lovely...always great loved the quiet booth thanks very much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastical...
    Captainduck
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was the best meal I have ever had. My wife and I have been searching for Beef Wellington and Hy's delivered! The staff was very attentive without being intrusive. We didn't have to ask for anything and never felt like we were waiting. If you're on the fence, climb down and take a seat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kimmchee
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Awesome from the time we were seated. Water and ccomplimentary cheese bread was immediately served and it was delicious. The suggested steaks per our waiter was all amazing. Of course the dessert almost had our entire party in a food coma. We definitely enjoyed it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Kprocrast
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This was just my second time at this restaurant in 30 years. Very impressed with the service from the minute we entered the door. Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Hy's for restaurant week.
    Hank
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Good value for the meal. Not sure I'd go there for the regular menu. Our waiter, Derreck was attentive. However, we had to wait nearly 45 mins for the main course because, apparently, Hy's grill is so small it can handle only a few orders at at a time. Our order got put in after a party of 20 entered their order, this the long wait. Fortunately for use we weren't in a hurry so no biggie.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batman
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Pleasant dining experience. Most in my party enjoyed their meals - petite filets. One had the pork which was too fatty and had a lot of gristle. Would recommend the restaurant for a romantic dining experience but avoid the pork.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HY's -A Great Steakhouse.
    jOHNNY
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The service is impeccable and the food is great. I especially enjoy their steaks because they are broiled over a kiawe wood fire which imparts a nice smoky flavor to the meat. Our service, whose name was Ernie, was a very polite and gracious person. I would like to extend my thanks to him for making my wife's birthday very memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WaikikiSue
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The only reason that I marked anything down was that the service was a little slow, but the restaurant was jammed. I would guess that this was due to it being Restaurant Week, which is why I went there to try it out. It was a good value and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service! Great evening!
    Katt
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Reservations were a great idea since it was restaurant week! The food was very good and the staff made our night very memorable. We had a party of eight and everything was delivered together and per our order. We drank several different wines and received new glasses each time. The place is 'old school men's club decor" and I like the different levels which allows for privacy and keeps the noice level down. The happy hour prices were good and I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top quality and service.
    50thanniversary
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Spacious comfortable seating. Rich elegant atmosphere. Top quality food and excellent service. Recommend the châteaubriand and cherries jubilee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very gooooood
    ohohoh
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The interior of Hy's restaurant is very wonderful in Hawaii. And The grill of center caught my eye!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining!
    AlohaJJ
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Love this place. Very classy atmosphere. Food is always great. Service top-notch. Pricey, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food is exquisite, the wine list superb, service extremely helpful and friendly. Despite all those positive factors the one main reason I appreciate this establishment is for it's atmosphere. The elegant paintings decorating the dark wooden walls and low light atmosphere create the perfect romantic dinner getaway. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially if you're looking for a great place to celebrate a special occasion with a romantic partner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Hy's
    Eat2live
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Steaks, Chilean sea bass were outstanding! Cherries Jubilee was also great! It's nice to have food made table side. Service felt a bit hectic, seems like waiters were assigned too many tables, however, very polite, attentive and hospitable. Bar servers appeared to be rushed and swivel chairs need to be changed out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Prime Steak
    HonoluluBestVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have had the 7 oz Filet four times and it is consistently delicious, tender, moist and lean. The best steak in Honolulu. Our waiter, Chris, made the best Cherries Jubilee on the planet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The restaurant was surprisingly very noisy. The service was okay, not exceptional. The waiters definitely need to chill out. Part of the problem is that most of the wait staff look like they're running around with no purpose, which only added to the noise level and chaos. The food was okay; I think they might need to revamp their menu or at least work at better plating and presentation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Arrow
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It's been awhile since we've been to Hy's following a bad experience where we were virtually ignored by our waiter in favor of him fawning over, I assume, the perception of better tipping Japanese tourists (I am Japanese by ethnicity). The corner table that we were given on the bar level was the best, the oysters rock & crab cakes were awesome and the garlic filet and cajun prime rib spectacular. Audy Kimura was terrific, very nostalgic with the songs that we grew up with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Classy-----Hy's is a restaurant that has great ambiance, attentive service and great food. My husband said the prime rib there is the best he's had on the island---and we've been around to a lot of restaurants around the island. If you are willing to put up some big bucks for a special occasion, impress someone, Hy's would be a good place to spend that money and get great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hys always a good meal
    MeatLover
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I go to Hys about four times a year. I have always had a consistently excellent meal with very attentive service. Fully reccommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kevin
    Midrare
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Server was a steak robot. Just walked thru his exact same production with every table. No personality or personalization. Total killed our experience when he felt the need to school a young bus boy right at out table. Totally uncalled for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service, awesome food
    Outforfood
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Service was excellent. Wasn't expecting top notch service especially since we had special requests, but they showed us great service and accommodated to our requests. We had an awesome time celebrating our friends birthday here at Hy's :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PBJ10
    PBJ10
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Highly recommend for a steakhouse. Dress seemed to be more resort casual than business casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining
    janey
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant is. Rey pricey but well worth it, especially for a special occasion. Everything from decor, food quality to service was top drawer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unfortunate downgrade to 3-star..
    TMJones801
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food is good but our steaks were completely under cooked. Hade to send back. Probably would not return. When you pay $250 for a meal, it better be cooked correctly the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    Skuds
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    It would be very hard to criticize much at Hy's. The large filet was expertly trimmed and nicely flavored. Service was a bit unattentive but adequate when needed. Nice music on a Monday with a friendly guitar player that visited our table. Nice to have complementary valet parking in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dining We Experienced in Waikiki
    NoVALitig8or
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    While Hy's is not your typical Waikiki restaurant --- there's no outdoor dining, and it's more like a classical restaurant in a big city --- it was the best dining we enjoyed in Waikiki. The ambience was wonderful. One minor glitch was the fact that we were initially seated next to a larger and louder party. In fact, they were quite rude in their disregard of the other diners. However, one word to our server and we were promptly and adequately re-seated, and enjoyed our food immensely. It was well prepared; the presentation was very nice; and the live music was just the right touch of entertaining but unobtrusive. When informed that it was our 25th anniversary, the staff became even MORE solicitous, presenting us with a dessert gratis, and a nice photograph to remember the occasion. If we ever return to Honolulu, Hy's will receive another visit from us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Real Nice
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Ok I was totally surprised it was wonderful just as good as the Ruth Chris Steakhouse in NY...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary
    Mylife
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Came here to celebrate a birthday. There were four of us. It was the birthday girl's favorite place. Food was good as usual. Service was not up to the usual Hy's standard. The waiter seemed bored and uninterested. He forgot a drink order and mumbled his words when making the caesar salad and the dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    Kiwini
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Hy's staff was most attentive to a request to creating a celebratory meal for a medically retiring Wounded Warrior and his father. They had never been to such a restaurant with the ambience, quality food, and professional staff before. It was a night they will not soon forget.
    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.
  • Yummy
    CamafaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is very flavorful, the Ceasar salad is FANTASTIC, very friendly & attentive staff, & the decor is wonderful...we had a great (& delicious) evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SKT
    Shaft
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I haven't been to Hy's Steak House in while and decided to go there to celebrate my birthday. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our evening- everything was perfect. I recommend Hy's to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Go To
    WoodyC
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All dishes are worth trying. Though beef is king, lamb chops are their secret treat. Attentive wait help, very proper service. One of the last bastions of traditional fine dining in a handsome dining room, elegant decor and civilized diners. Valet service, happy hour specials are special here, songsmith and guitarist Audie Kimura performs four nights a week. Make reservations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Time at Hy's
    joblissVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    excellent food service and ambiance Excellent wine list at reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tradditional Steakhouse Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The formal ambiance is unusual but also charming at the same time. We were promptly seated and greeted by our server, Chris. He was very pleasant with an aim to please demeanor - accommodating our requests with a smile. We had a middle shelf bottle of wine, table-side prepared Caesars, Seafood Salad (Mom), Fillet Mignon with Scallops (Dad), while my spouse and I had the Chateaubriand - which was finished table-side. The steak was good but the rest of the meal was underwhelming. The cost was high and while the service was good, everything else felt a bit tired. Hy's is above average and table side service is fun, but I couldn't help feeling this restaurant was for a conservative older crowd nostalgic for a traditional formal experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Music
    HonoluluBestVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A table for two nearby the bar area and listening to the Soft rock of the 70's by local singer musician Audy Kimura was the most relaxing and delicious way to enjoy a Thursday evening. The Kiawi flame broiled filet is the best in Honolulu for tenderness and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.