About Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

2440 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Hy's Steakhouse enforces a strict dress code policy. Collared Shirts and Covered Shoes are required. No swimwear or baseball caps.

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 nearly 40 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 . Complimentary Valet parking. Shoes and collared shirts required.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
In celebration of Valentines Day, Hy's will be serving dinner from 4:00 on February 13th and February 14th.
Normal Dinner Schedule: From 5:00 pm nightly. Last seating 9:30 pm nightly.

Cross Street:
Uluniu Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 922-5555

Website:
http://www.hyswaikiki.com/

Entertainment:
Audy Kimura plays Tuesday 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 and Monday evenings enjoy the acoustic guitar offerings of Wendell Au.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking.

Executive Chef:
Justin Inagaki

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Join us for Mother's Day at Hy's Steakhouse

Private Dining

Our private dining room which is located in our renovated upstairs dining room, now known as The Executive Level. The Executive Suite will accommodate up to 26 guests. The room features a flat screen television monitor with WiFi capabilities, CD/DVD player and laptop connectivity.

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Every dish we ordered was delicious! Ser ...

Dined 2 days ago

Every dish we ordered was delicious! Servers were very attentive and polite! Can't wait to go back!

food4
ambience5
service5

With every steak house my husband and I ...

Dined 6 days ago

With every steak house my husband and I go to, we always order the porterhouse to set the standard for that restaurant because of the two different cuts you get in the one: that tender filet mignon and the meatier New York strip. Well, our porterhouse was excellent! Of course we ate it with no steak sauce b/c that just masks the pure taste of a steak. If you have to put any kind of sauce on a steak, then that's a bad steak. Our porterhouse was excellent just as is with a bite of garlic mash here and a bite of creamed spinach there to accompany all that great flavor and somewhat cleanse our palate for the next wonderful bite of steak. As for the ambiance, we had a late night reservation, so it was fairly quiet and chill with live music still playing during most of our meal. And our servers were excellent, especially Stuart. Such an awesome, kind guy. And Chris was great to talk food with. They took great care of us. It's been a little while since I've been to Hy's, but I think we'll be back real soon. Mahalo!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Expectations Exceeded

Dined on April 25, 2016

We have been dining at Hy's Steak House for over 30 years for family dinners, special occasions and just because it is our favorite steak house. In all the occasions we have dined here, we have always had excellent service, superb food (from appetizers to desserts and) and a wonderful ambiance. This visit exceeded our expectations thanks to the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. We will be back soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Fantastic!

Dined on April 25, 2016

It's very delicious. I want to come back. What'a fantastic night! Good for one person. Service is beautiful.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

This is by far the best steakhouse I hav ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

This is by far the best steakhouse I have ever eaten at anywhere! We live on the Big Island and make a point of eating at Hy's when ever we come to Oahu. It's the Kiawe smoked meat that gives their steaks the unique flavor, setting them apart from ALL other steak houses.

food4
ambience4
service5

Excellent service and good food..

Dined on April 20, 2016

Excellent service and good food..

food5
ambience5
service5

Great waiter and service

Dined on April 19, 2016

Great waiter and service

food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was excellent as usual!!

Dined on April 13, 2016

Everything was excellent as usual!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I ate there for my birthday

Dined on April 13, 2016

I usually eat at ruth chris for my bday and I don't like trying new places, up until 4/12 I always thought there was no better place than ruth chris . I was so happy with my steak, itwas the perfect steak Ihave ever ate. Honestly Hy's steakhouse is going to be my go to place for any occasion. This was my best bday dinner I have ever had. Food was great, my steak was cooked to perfection and service was awesome. You guys just earned a new loyal customer

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5

Lobster was excellent. The ambiance is ...

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

Lobster was excellent. The ambiance is wonderful, very classy, and the service was impeccable.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

.As us usual, the service is excellent a ...

Dined on April 7, 2016

.As us usual, the service is excellent and the menu selection varied and interesting. The ambiance reminds me of elegant restaurants I have patronized in Europe.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Luxurious dining

Dined on April 3, 2016

Wy's Is a rare and iconic dining experience! The Tableside service is rare in this day and age and added a special ambience to our evening. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was attentive but not overwhelming.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Once again - nearly perfect evening

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

Hy's is our "go to" special occasion restaurant. Once in a while we mix it up with a couple of other locations in town, but we always find ourselves comparing to Hy's - who comes out on top. Oftentimes it is something we just can't quite put our finger on - the perfect melt in your mouth kiawe broiled steaks every time, the top-notch service, the flambé desserts. Hubby's birthday dinner couldn't have been better. Leisurely evening, great entertainment, scrumptious food, and finished off by sharing the chocolate lover's dessert.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

I've never had a bad meal here. Filet Mi ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

I've never had a bad meal here. Filet Mignon and Lamb perfectly cooked. Baked potato hot. Grilled asparagus perfect. Drinks excellent. Bananas Foster delicious. Always great service.

food3
ambience5
service5

Service and ambiance were what would be ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Service and ambiance were what would be expected at which end steakhouse. The food however does not compare to the Mortons and Ruth Cris' of the world.

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Hy's a great once in awhile treat for me

Dined on March 27, 2016

Overall an excellent experience. The cost was very prohibitive for me so it's not somewhere I can eat at often, but I would definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Overpriced for bland food

Dined on March 26, 2016

My wife and I were exited to try a Waikiki legend. We normally do date night at Ruth's Chris or Il Lupino but wanted to try some place new. The decor and service are top notch. The food, on the other hand, left much to be desired. We ordered: Duck Confit Salad which was lacking in flavor, under seasoned and had many small bits of bone in it (my wife sent it back). Seafood Bisque was lacking in salt and flavor. Seared Scallops were pretty good in both flavor and appearance. Tenderloin Tartare was basically a hamburger patty in shape, texture and consistency (also sent that back). Rack of Lamb was under cooked and did not have much flavor (I like it medium rare and this was raw / blue in the middle). Didn't send this back because at that point, we were hungry and tired of calling the waiter over. Although the service was very good, the waiter did not apologize once for the failings in the food. For being one of the highest rated steakhouses in Hawaii, we were very disappointed and will not be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food, great food, and great enviro ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Great food, great food, and great environment

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Went for a special birthday for my daugh ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Went for a special birthday for my daughter. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. They brought out a Happy Birthday piece of cheesecake for her and they took a picture, printed it out for us to keep as a momento of our visit. When I celebrated my 30th Wedding Anniversary last year, I should have gone to Hy's. The establishment we visited did not even recognize the significance of our visit. Thank you Hy's... I will return.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was excellent. We had prime ri ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

The food was excellent. We had prime rib and shrimp risotto, although my wife said the risotto was under seasoned, and she never adds salt to her meals. The prime rib was moist and flavorful, and the Caesar Salad was expertly prepared tableside. It was wonderful. The chocolate flambe prepared tableside was amazing and was the star of the show in our dining room. The service was excellent. If in Honolulu, don't miss the opportunity to dine at Hy's.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Special Night

Dined on March 20, 2016

As always, the service was "on point" and food "absolutely delicious". We try to make it to Hy's as much as we can for special occasions and when we do, truly appreciate the continious effort in providing excellent service. Mahalo again for a great experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Very nice.But steak may be too big for Japanese.

Dined on March 17, 2016

I visited with my husband.We would like to eat many dishes,especialy many kind of steak. But one dish is too much for us.We didn't eat side dishes.We ate one main dish each other. We became our full only one main dish.I hope more small size for a little eater. Nice atmosphere and waiter(waitress) is so kind. It is comfortable for special dinner. I had a coupon. I recieved a cheese cake.It was good.Thank you!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

A must!

Dined on March 15, 2016

Classy place. A must if you're in town. Service impeccable. Food delicious! Steak and lobster cooked perfectly.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Time

Dined on March 14, 2016

Service was great as the waiter was funny and attentive. Food was excellent and they even took a prime rib back to cook it more after my son ordered his prime rib mistakenly too rare for his liking.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exceptionally delicious. Great experience

Dined on March 12, 2016

From beginning to the end, the service rendered and the quality of food selected was just DELICIOUS. Thank you Hy's for making our special event memorable. L&P

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Disappointed

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

At a steak house, I expect my steak to be prepared the way I like it. I ordered the special bone-in Waygu beef steak "medium rare." Unfortunately it arrived "medium." I mentioned it to the staff who looked at the steak , agreed it was a little "overdone," then left. The steak cost $96.

food5
ambience5
service5

Service and food was excellent.

Dined on March 11, 2016

Service and food was excellent.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Meeting of Old Friends

Dined on March 9, 2016

Excellent meal as usual. Service is exceptional and music by Audy is great. Our party of 8 had various steaks and seafood which received universal praise.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service1
value2

Dinner review

Dined on March 8, 2016

Hy's has a dress code that requires closed toe shoes and collared shirt for men. Well, the dress code is not enforced and the table next to me had a family just from the beach with flip flops and tee shirts . They should just drop the dress code if they are not going to enforce it. Food is good quality but over priced. $7.00 for a fountain drink and then they charge another $7.00 for each refill. I will not return because of the attitude of waiter and the pettiness of a high end restaurant charging ridiculous prices for a fountain drink refill.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Restaurant

Dined on March 7, 2016

Dinner at Hy's is always really good, but this last visit was the best. The food was excellent, and our Waiter, Stuart, was probably one of the best we have ever had, anywhere. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very well versed in the food and wine as well. We were entertaining some special friends that night, and our Stuart made our experience that evening truly great.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

I have been going to Hy's for many years ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

I have been going to Hy's for many years and they do not disappoint .

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love Kirby, Jonah, Audi and the gang!

Dined on March 5, 2016

The staff are very professional and classy. The menu is rich and hard to decide on what to eat, but any thing you choose will be excellent. Save some room for the bananas foster because that is definitely the ICING ON THE CAKE

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience1
service3
value3

Noise from one couple

Dined on March 2, 2016

We were seated first and then this couple who sat in the other corner booth was so loud in their conversation. This was through our entire dinner.

Tags: romantic
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

My wife and I went to Hy's on our annive ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

My wife and I went to Hy's on our anniversary. Everything was good with the exception of the meat. The Bone-In Ribeye $74.95 28 Ounces (794 Grams) was a big disappointment. At that price one expects a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth experience. It was nothing special. It was bland and lacked tenderness.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exceptional service

Dined on February 27, 2016

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Will definitely done here again. There was always a waiter or busboy checking on us and made us feel at home.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

One of our coworkers mentioned Hy's, so ...

Dined on February 24, 2016

One of our coworkers mentioned Hy's, so it was our first time dining at Hy's. The ambiance and food is great. Audi Kimura's music was wonderful. I love the professional our server, Nic, was. Let's start off with the Foie Gras, my boyfriend and I both love it. The foie gras itself was very rich with the sauce, which was good, & it melted in my mouth! My creamy asparagus soup (soup of the day) was surprisingly pretty darn good. As well as the filet with the lobster tail & my boyfriend got the lamb chops, everything was beyond my standards. Filet melted in my mouth, lobster was unbelievably good. My boyfriends lamb chops were delicious. I was expecting a different taste than what I tasted when I ate lamb chops; everything was impeccable. Unfortunately, we didn't save enough room for dessert... But next time, we'll try. I had a great time celebrating my boyfriend and I anniversary at Hy's. Will be coming back soon!

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Famous Cherry Jubilee and great Steaks

Dined on February 23, 2016

By Waikiki's Standards Hy's Steakhouse is a little unusual as it is set completely indoors and offers no scenic views on anything. The atmosphere is more like being in an elegant Boston Country Club. But the decor goes very well with the food, which is mostly classic American fine Dining, several Seafood and Meat options and great classic desserts. The quality and preparation of the Meat is outstanding and the table-side preparation of the Cherry Jubilee desert is a show in itself. If you are in the mood for a fine Steak, this is the place to go in Waikiki.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was excellent, the service was ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

The food was excellent, the service was above expectations and this is the kind if place to come and you will feel catered and special.

food5
ambience5
service5

As always appetizers, salads, entrees an ...

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

As always appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert were excellent! Waghu tomahawk steak and porterhouse were the best. Service was excellent. Spinach salad and cherries jubilee were prepared table side.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

outstanding service

Dined on February 22, 2016

The service and staff are absolutely the best in hawaii, period. We showed up with an extra guest and were accomodated with a smile. The servers, management, and yes even the entertainer (Wendell) went all out making us feel like old friends rather than just customers. Truly a throwback to what fine dining should be. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the deserts divine. Order the flame grilled asparugus. It takes side dish to the next level! All in all a great experience.

Tags: special occasion

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