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
214 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (181)romantic (127)fit for foodies (80)notable wine list (70)good for groups (56)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (15)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Awesome dining exprience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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--
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.