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
224 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (191)romantic (132)fit for foodies (89)notable wine list (73)good for groups (56)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (16)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (14)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Nice Real Nice
    Brian
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Music
    HonoluluBest
    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.
  • Another Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We brought our vendor out to dinner while he was in town with his wife. A nice time as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining exprience
    Jeweks12
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We are celebrating our anniversary. Since this is our first time to Hys. I think its worth a try specially on this kind of occasion. The Ambiance are very nice, service is very fast, waiter are very friendly. Food was excellent. First the cheese bread was ono. I ordered the Delmonico steak, its very broke the mouth! our total experience @ Hys steak house was outstanding looking forward to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak eater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Place that is know for their steak should make it right mine was over cooked still a good steak
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 50th Anniversary
    ChuckC
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great service and food. We loved the new Lions Den.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    roysfine10
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had the filet mignon and it was magnificent. Best ever. Great service, ambiance, and location if you are staying in Waikiki or a local. We missed Audie Kimura who wasn't playing that night (10/20). He is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dinner in Waikikki
    Foodie4uVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    From the moment you enter Hys, you are taken by the elegance of the restaurant. The tables and booths are positioned far enough away for you to actually hear the person you are dinning with. The wait staff is UNBELIEVABLY attentive. My water glass did not reach empty the entire evening. The Caesar salad is to die for. It is definitely the best in Oahu, and I would place it amongst the top 10 that we have ever had. I had a NY Strip steak which was tender and tasty and my wife had a very pleasant chicken dish. The portions were filling and we did not have room for dessert. All in all, a wonderful dining experience that I would totally recommend for all. Get Joshua as a waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but--
    Himechan
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Everything had been perfect until a group of people arrived wearing T-shirt and shorts. They should not allow those guests to dine there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been going to Hy's for years, but when they increased the prices I haven't went back until now. I must say I was very disappointed. I've always loved them because the food was awesome, service was on point, and overall great experience. Still out of all the steakhouses this is still one of the best steakhouse but service needs to be better and the side veggies were pretty sad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A classic restauarant
    HawaiianSkiGuy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Haven't been here in a long time, but it was just as good as the last time. Excellent service from entering the restaurant, being shown to the table, the table service, and up until the time we ended dinner. The food quality was superb, and wine list had a range of good choices from the moderate to high end. I judge service by the water level in my cup, and when its always full, that means that they are watching the table, and I like that level of attention in a classy restaurant. A bit on the pricey side, but for special occasions, its a solid place to spent a relaxing evening for dinner. An overall very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.