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Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki Details

  • 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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Hy's takes you back to how restaurants used to be in the 70's-- but in a good way. Tableside service for salads and desserts, waitstaff in suits and complimentary cheese bread? Doesn't get much better than that. All joking aside, the newly remodeled dining areas are beautifully done, comfortable and the service is great. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." Hy's may be pricey but if you're celebrating something and have cause to be wined and dined, there are few restaurants on Oahu that come close to Hy's high standard."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I were very impressed with the service provided at Hy's. Josh did an excellent job providing service and suggestions for dinner and wine. I appreciate his efforts to make our dinner a pleasant and memorable experience that included a picture of both of us. Will definitely return for another occasion."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I'm so glad we found this place. The food is delicious, the decor is gracious, the service is superb, and the general experience is more than perfection. I felt like I was in The Oak Bar at The Plaza in New York City. The menu reminds me of '21.' Foie Gras, Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, caviar, escargot.... I can't wait to go back and try another dish. We had the steak with holandaise/crab sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. OMG it was so delicious. The foie gras we had before dinner was a little over-cooked, but...a beautiful dish that satisfied anyway. These people really know how to run a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Having this restruant with a four star rating I would think that they HY's would not allow shorts for men, tennis shoes and non tuck in shirt to enter the restaurant. The food was great but the waiter did not lay the napkin on the lap of the customer. Again this is supposed to be a high end restaurant. On top of that the waiter was making fun of other waiter in front of the customer not a professional setting. The waiter has to set a high standards. I expected better from them and should not allow the economy to rule how or who should be allowed to enter the restaurant for dinner. For this very reason I am giving them a two star but four to five star for the steaks."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "ステーキはフィレミニヨンを頼みましたが、すごく美味しかったです。 ただ、最初のドリンクオーダーでストロベリーダイキリを頼んだものの忘れられ、一度聞いても持ってこない。 最後に「ごめん、僕が忘れてたんだ。アイスでもどう?サービスするよ!」 と言われたものの、全然納得いきませんでした。一人だったから舐められたのかな。 大事な人との食事には絶対使いません。"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This meal was one of the highlights of our trip to Waikiki. My boyfriend is still talking about how much he enjoyed his beef wellington! We would definitely return to Hy's if we're ever on Oahu again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are an couple and traveled to Hawaii from Japan. We chose Hy's Steak House first time for our twelfth wedding anniversary which is very important year for us. We were impressed by the warm hospitality of the server and staffs. The meals were all excellent, especially the T-bone steak and the lobster bisque and the Hy's chef salad. We're glad for the cheese cake present from the restaurant. The interior decoration of the restaurant was so nice. Thank you very much for all services. We had a great memorable anniversary dinner at the last night of our staying in Hawaii."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Waiter was very ridged, not friendly. We had to wait undue time for service. I was disappointed with the flavor of the food. Was not a good experience for me, and over priced."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We took some friends to dinner before they relocated to Utah. We picked this restaurant because we know they will miss this eating here. The steaks were the best we've ever had. They were soft and melt in your mouth! The portions were large so we had some to take home and I look forward to steak for lunch. The service was excellent and attentive. The wait staff had a large party arrive and ask us to move to the lounge and treated us a round on the house. It night was perfect for the occassion with our friends."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Hy's is a Honolulu tradition. I come here each year. The meats are the best quality and the fish is excellent also. It is very quiet and relaxing here. The portions are correctly sized and well prepared. The valet parking makes it easy for those driving and it's in the middle of Waikiki on Kuhio St. If you are a meat lover, this is the best place in town."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Outstanding service! 3rd time visiting.... Gets better each visit;-)"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "First place I ever paid over 30 dollars for a steak and thought it was worth it. Desert prep in front of you was fun and extremely tasty. Probably the best meal I ever had."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were 5 poples groupe,all Japanese, they can not speak English except me. When ordering, Rana(?) ,she helped me to ask thier order in Japanese. Thank you ver great meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The attraction of Hys for our family is consistency. You always know what you are going to get and this excellency."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dining at Hy's was the best decision my boyfriend and I made. Best service, best food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a visiting general from Thailand and stopped here for a late dessert, Frank Sinatra flambé! He was very pleased! Then a visiting couple from Australia, again for dessert. They are regular visitors to Hawaii but had not discovered Hy's, and loved the flambé desserts... So, three days later, we had dinner for four... They are sophisticated travelers, and were not shy in their praise of Hy's and Audy Kimura! Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my birthday and while it was nice to be given booth, we felt stuck in a back corner, where we heard all the back of the house noises and clacking of dishes and utensils. When we first arrived, they took us through the restaurant, which seemed very lively and vibrant and fun, but then we got to the 2nd floor and then were placed in a nestled corner. So, not good first impression. But the starter of fois gras was simply amazing, then the elegance and tasty arugula salad was simply divine and who couldn't resist a chateaubriand with a delicate outside crust and amazing sauce. I left happy and full! Overall it was a great experience and food was really good. I will definitely go back but ask for better place to sit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Impressed. Lighting was darker and somber, making it feel quite "adult." The steak was served to perfection, along with the sides. It is quite romantic------no wonder why so many of my friends said they were proposed to there. The Groupon that I got on-line made it affordable and of great value."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a while and the last time I went was more than 20 years ago. Everything is quite the same and feel so comfortable all in all. Food was so good and their table-side services were excellent!! This is definitely the special occasion restaurant for everybody who loves to eat well."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "If you're looking for a very romantic dining experience Hy's is definitely the spot. The service, decor, food and atmosphere make for a wonderful place to celebrate anything special."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was awesome. Everyone was very attentive. The atmosphere was suitable for our visit. All in all we were very pleased and NEED to return for desert!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We try to make every effort to celebrate our most treasured holiday, our anniversary, by flying from The Big Island, to Honolulu evey year. In fact, even if it isn't our HM, and we are in the area we always go there."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We still had a little bit left of our appetizer and waiter came by to check on us. As he left I heard him tell another that we were trying to finish our appetizer. He then came back to make some small talk but overall that small talk left us all feeling awkward (including the waiter). We got our main dish and seems like they kept on checking to see if we were done making us feel real uneasy and rushed. Desserts came out real quick, just as fast as our check. 6pm reservation out of there by 7:15pm cause we were rushed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was my best friend's birthday and we wanted to eat steak. From the moment we drove up and walked into Hy's, we were warmly welcomed. The waitstaff is excellent, very attentive. Although it is a little pricey here, the food is worth it and the atmosphere is friendly, not at all "stuffy" Started out with the smoked salmon and osetra caviar, heavenly. I love caviar and this is the place to get it. We followed with the Caesar salad for 2, which was prepared tableside, and then went on to our steaks. We ordered the Delmonico and the filet mignon. The steaks were melt in your mouth delicious. A bottle of champagne completed this perfect meal. They even gave us free dessert and a souvenir picture for each of us. Will come back often!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My daughter and I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday in a way that would not only celebrate the day but the amazing woman that she is to us. Hy's helped us accomplish our goal. Thank you for the delicious food and top notch service in your beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed our steak dinner at Hy's. Steaks were cooked to perfection and service could not be beat!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Dined there for Father's Day. It was my family's first experience as well. The food was good, well portioned, and tasty! It just bothered me how the waiter would come by just till fill my water up even if it wasn't half full. I would have preferred they wait until it was near empty to fill our cup up again. It just became nuisance after since his stops were so frequent. Other than that, I enjoyed my first dining experience there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "we went there with my daughter and her husband for her birthday. they were both locals, stationed nearby at the AFB, but had never been to Hy's. all agreed this was one of the best in town. ask for Ernie."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I had reserved 2 tables because they couldn't fit my party into one. My friend and her family were late because of a traffic jam in Waikiki. The waiter asked us to give up one of the tables and they would move them upstairs because a disabled couple couldn't go up the stairs. Of course we said yes even though it meant we couldn't have dinner together. When my friend came in with her family, they informed her that we have given up her table. Like it was our fault and not the resraurant's request. We're frequent customers."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everyone was friendly. Had to wait for quite awhile for our bill. I guess our waiter was taking a break since we haven't seen him and another waiter had to get him for us"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was good but the server wasn't. I asked questions about the menu and the server was uncertain about the ingredients and preparation. Due to his lack of knowledge I ordered something that was prepared a different way and I would not have ordered it if he had explained the proper preparation. I took one bite and did not like it, spit it out and put it back. They cleared it away and had the audacity to charge me for it. Thank goodness I have no allergies cause if I was allergic it could of ended a lot differently. I strongly believe that servers should know the ingredients that are used in any dish on their menu!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The steaks were the best we had even eaten, cooked just the way we ordered them. There were four of us dining and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant. It is a little pricey but well worth trying as I am sure it will not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best Steak on Oahu! -- Always perfect! Love the tableside service and flambe desserts. Celebrated our anniversary here as we do every year. Complimentary anniversary photo is a delightful memory of all our years together. Mahalo Hys!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good service and great food the wine was also very good. Will visit again an instant favorite the filet wellington is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Steak is the name of the game and they do it perfectly. Other things on menu, but really? Wonderful garlic bread for openers and lots of sides to choose from. Great onion rings. Steak comes with veggies and a starch, too. Can't be beat for steak in Honolulu--on elsewhere either."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "we celebrated my son's birthday. we had 5 adults and two children, 10 and 6. service was very good and the food was very good. have been there many times, but last about a year ago for another birthday. the selections were the same but the prices definitely increased, but I found it acceptable with value-received."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Everyone was very attentive, as well as the friendly waiter assigned to our table."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I settled on the bone in ribeye and my husband had the garlic steak. Both were cooked perfectly, medium rare throughout the entire cut. We were seated in the "library" section, close to the entrance and the constant foot traffic passing by was annoying. When it came time to clear the tab, the waiter brought to my attention that they did not charge us for two iced teas and a coffee, but "it was their bad, and they would eat it." I had a voucher and a $100 OT reward check which combined exceeded the tab, but was informed that I could only use them for the amount of the tab, not for tip. I kept the reward check and paid with a credit card, and the waiter brings back the tab with the beverages added on. !#$! Bad, bad juju!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The flavor of a steak grilled in Kiawe wood flames is absolutely unbeatable, and the cuts of meat here are always consistently good. I am not sure I have ever heard of a steakhouse that wont serve grilled onions as an accompaniment to your steak, but now I have....very strange, and very un-accommodating of the kitchen not to just make some up, or of the waiters not to ask the kitchen. Many of the waiters here are prissy snots, who have clearly been here too long! The busboys are awesome however, too bad the restaurant keeps these dinosaurs instead of moving up the new talent. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were a party of ten, celebrating two sets of anniversaries and two birthdays. From the time we set the reservation, we grew by two and pushed the time of the gathering once. The staff at Hy's accommodated the changes with grace. Since one of the birthday girls was celebrating a number in the mid-eighties, they also made arrangements for easy access to our table. We weren't choosy about the wine and had the house red and white. I hear that the white was excellent, but only drank the red, which was an excellent Merlot. None of us ordered the same dish, and everything was outstanding. There were quite a few packages of lamb and beef going home with some of the ladies at the end, so serving sizes were generous. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014