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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Hy's Steak House - Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (192)romantic (144)fit for foodies (85)notable wine list (75)good for groups (62)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (21)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was for an anniversary. We spent a very good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hy's steak house has lost their dress code!!! For an expensive place to dine I was not expecting other guests to be under dressed . RSVP was a waiting manner, the service was in professional . I got bored after 15 min at the bar !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent dining experience
    Myob
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hys Waikiki is one of our all time favorites! The delicious food never disappoints and is no comparison to other steakhouses around the area. I always recommend this restaurants to friends and family who want to enjoy a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had higher expectations
    FoodieB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lobster was overcooked and cold. Beef Wellington was also overcooked and entire plate was lukewarm. I had ordered medium, but beef had no trace of pink whatsoever. Portions seemed small on surf and turf, also on veggies. Definitely did not meet our expectations for an $80 and $50 meal. Caesar salad was very good, prepared well table side. Friends had ordered Chauteaubrand and it was good, prepared well, but somewhat less impressive than expected. At these prices, we expect perfection the first time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just doesn't get any better!
    1HaolieChickGoneLocal
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Hy's Steak never disappoints. Another special occasion to celebrate and Hy's is our first choice. The service is impeccable and the food presentation flawless. Having flambé at your table to end a perfect meal and the prefect evening is a must. Mahalo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steak House
    HawaiianTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My friends and I went to celebrate a special occasion and found the food to be good and the service to be spotty. We never seemed to have a waiter when we needed one so always chasing around to find one and it made the dinner a choppy experience. I did enjoy the food prepared at our table (warm spinach salad and bananas foster). I ordered the Del Monico steak and wish that I had gotten the filet as the meat was tougher than I had expected it to be. My friend had the filet and he said it was perfect. I will go back, but will not order the Del Monico.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but not perfect
    Bonana
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For the price of the food and the reputation of this restaurant, I expect perfection. The past 4-5 times we have dined here in the last 2 years have been great and nearly perfect. This past time, however, I have a few complaints: 1) cheese bread was room temperature, not hot; 2) the lobster bisque was not up to its usual standards (we order it every time), and tasted "off"; 3) the lobster tail was overcooked. We should have notifed the waiter of the last 2 complaints, which I'm sure they would have rectified. But for $80, you would think the chefs would ensure the lobster was cooked to perfection. Everything else was great--the filet mignon was superb, and the bananas foster a wonderful end to the meal. Our waiter was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blair
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The the service was very good. Our food was not very good my husband had the new York steak had a lot of fat on it . I had the salmon very salty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 行ってよかったです
    Yorin
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    テレビで見て、同じものが食べたくて、それが味わえて満足でした。 次回は、自分が好きなメニュー、生牡蠣やカラマリなどを食べて、デザートも食べたいです。友達に勧めたし、Facebookにも載せました。 階段が多かったので、バギーを運ぶ手伝いをしてくれたら、もっと嬉しかったです。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    truthbtold
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a group of 7, including friends from out of town, who specifically wanted to have steak. They were not disappointed. Everyone was quite pleased with their choices from Delmonico to prime rib to T-bones. Meats were cooked to specifications, which ranged from rare to medium well. The staff was very attentive, making sure our water or beer glasses were constantly tended to. Our waiter, Jonah, I believe, was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional (nice table side Caeser's salad presentation). Unfortunately, we pushed ourselves to the limit on the main course and could not indulge in what was a very inviting dessert menu. Hopefully, next 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.
  • Always delivers
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love this restaurant!!! Always delivers a wonderful meal and great service! Highly recommend. Lots of upscale places on the island but this is one of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    buffaloha
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Like how old school dining was supposed to be and will remain timeless forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Took my daughter there for a nice dinner to start off a good semester of school at U.of H. Our waiter remembered us dining there 4 months ago. Remembered our drinks. We were impressed with Phil. Kirby was on it removing whatever dish we were done with, filling our water and cleaning our table. John Hopkins pinched in with dessert. Everyone was so pleasant, it made us feel so special that evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence Prevails
    Vallinda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been dining at Hy's for special occasions for about 30 years and it continues to impress. From the moment you step out of the car until the moment you return to the car, everyone is attentive and friendly. A friendly chat with one of the chefs was an added bonus. The food is always of exceptional quality and made to order. Service is of the highest quality no matter what size group. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    robm16
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. It was an overall great experience. We'll be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrOkakopa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A tad frenetic on a Saturday night. Still one of the better steak houses in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take that Morton's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hy's has been a mainstay in Waikiki for a a long while and it still can hold it's own against the other hi-end steak restaurants. I haven't been there in 20 years and won't wait that long to return. The service was impeccable, the food quite tastey, and ambiance was delightful. We ordered the rack of lamb and a filet mignon and washed it down with a lovely Cabernet. I'll keep this place on my list for all those special occassions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old World Steakhouse Experience
    jkat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you're hungry for a prime steak & fresh seafood dinner with first-class service in a old-world, speakeasy ambiance, Hy's is the place to go. One of the lasting restaurateurs with professional servers versed in tableside presentations, wine-pairing and providing 5-star service every time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. We've been going for decades and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hy's Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Simply Awesome! Best steak I ever had was the Steak Oscar, my kids love the deserts!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hy's regular
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hy's is pretty consistent with their food and service but I just noticed something after 30 years of dining out. I've been here at least 15 times in the last 30 years. For the first time we were placed next to the kitchen door. And for the first time, our waiter was not too friendly or responsive. I'm wondering if Hy's and other restaurants put poor performing waiters to serve tables next to the kitchen door. I've been next to the kitchen door twice at Ruth's Chris 20 years ago and both times the service was not so hot. If I'm paying, we don't go to Ruth's Chris. Now that I got that off my chest, I have to tell you that my Rack of Lamb was tasty as usual. Thumbs up for the chefs for their consistency.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would give it 5 stars but
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    ordered steaks med rare......... must have been sitting under the warmer too long. it came more like medium
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Japanese
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I am so surprised that the table position was too bad. I have never seen such bad sheet even I reserve our dinners. In addition, it is first time to see double column of gratuity and tip on checking. Is it special for Japanese? The food was really good. But, there are many questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • salad & dessert a dissapointment
    Konajim
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Again Ceasars salad , not chilled enough, lettuce somewhat wilted. Cherries jubilee , ice cream to frozen. Bottom line everything was excellent On our next visit, no salad, or dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greeeeat!
    DontwannacooktoniteVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Old time steak house. Table side prep of salad and desert. Chateaubriand was excellent! Arrive early for drink at bar
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good taste and professional service
    Masa
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I trust this restaurant is the best place to have high quality American beef steak in Honolulu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great and friendly staff. Complimentary valet, never let our water get to the bottom of our glass, food was hot and good timing. There was always someone there to help you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    crum77
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious food, friendly service and beautiful decor! My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal with perfectly prepared steaks. The mahogany walls, bookshelves and Tiffany stained glass ceiling made for a grand dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday dinner
    tiki
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food and table side service like chateaubriand and bananas foster.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.