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“Hy's fabulous dinner”

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki
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Ranked #33 of 2,652 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Uluniu Avenue
Description: Join us for select Holiday brunch buffets, celebrate your family holiday traditions at Honolulu's most iconic restaurants. Hy's Steak House, one of the best-known steakhouses in Hawaii, has been a tradition in Waikiki for 40 years and continues to be a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Tuxedoed waiters expertly prepare Caesar Salad, carve Chateaubriand for two and flambè delicious desserts (like Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee ) tableside. The real specialties of this steak house, of course, are the USDA Prime grade cuts of beef - New York Strip, Porterhouse T-Bone, Delmonico and Filet Mignon - which are dry-aged and trimmed on the premises. The kiawe wood sears the steaks with an intense heat, while complementing the flavor of the fine beef perfectly. Enjoy a cognac or glass of Port from Hy's full bar in the intimacy of the library lounge, while enjoying the acoustic musical offerings of Audy Kimura, Vernon Sakata or Chris Hopper. Join us for Easter & Mother's Day Brunch.
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Hy's. The meal was cooked perfectly and amazing. The best part of all was the desert of Bananas Foster and Sinatra mint Strawberry ice cream flambe. The service was also great, as always. If you are in Honolulu, you must go-to Hy's for dinner. Always a great experience!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed our food and experience at Hy’s Steakhouse. The service was top notch as was everything from the interior design to the wine list. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We went here for a special night out when we were in Waikiki. The service was excellent. Our waitress, Theresa, was amazing. She was very busy, but was still able to give us her time and attention. She clearly loves her job and works to provide a good dining experience. We ordered the Cesar salad which was made table side. It was one of the best Cesar salads that I have had. I had the garlic steak which was excellent. The fries were crispy and perfectly seasoned. For dessert we had the flambe special. It was vanilla ice cream served in a coconut shell. They made the topping table side which was delicious. Ryan was also very helpful and attentive. We were impressed with how hard all of the staff worked and how well they worked together, helping each other out when things got busy.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Classic steak house of old with great ambience. Tuxedo dressed waiters who are courteous and attentive. Food and wine was outstanding. Interesting that they have the best ahi sashimi too. So, we had it for appetizers.

Next, Caesar salad made at table. Followed by delicious beef Wellingtons cooked perfectly. I always wondered how they cook the meat to whatever doneness you desire and the crust comes out perfectly. We also had a fillet and prime rib , delicious. They have excellent house wines Ehunani Merlot, and a Cabernet Sauvignon . We had a bottle of both as well as some Duckhorn Merlot for comparison. Unusually good for a house wine but not for Hy’s.

For dessert, cherries jubilee. What a show and tasty dessert. We topped it off with coffee and expresso. In the background, beautiful music by Audy Kimura. What a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Where do I start? Lets go with making the initial reservation...I called earlier in the day and I was told that nothing was available until after 9:30pm. At 5pm, I was able to make a reservation for 7:30pm on OpenTable, funny how that works.

Upon arrival we were seated immediately, it was my wifes birthday and we wanted to have a nice dinner out. They knew of this, as I noted it on the OpenTable reservation. A different waiter kept coming by every minute asking us if we were ready to order, this got old really quick as we were trying to have a conversation and look at the menus at the same time. When we were ready to order, we both decided on the Bone in New York at 65 a piece. The guy took the order and brought some more bread by.

Here is where the problems really started: Both steaks came out rare, we ordered medium (no I don't want it cooked up as it has already been resting, and you are a steakhouse, get it right, I'm hungry), they were flavorless - did you not even salt em?, and the sides were bland. Some parts of the steak were so rare, they were fleshy, and I'm pretty sure still moo-ing. I alerted the staff who apologized and brought out some dipping sauces (really?), anyone who knows anything about steak knows you don't need dipping sauces for steak as that is essentially a slap in the face to the chef (why does Hy's Waikiki have offer so many dipping sauces?). This did not remedy the situation, and we were starving so we weren't about to wait for new entrees.

After the meal debacle, we were ready to leave, but they forced the desert on us to save face after I said I just wanted the tab. In the end, they comped one steak (should have been both). After the initial complaint was made, it felt like all the staff was chatting about us as if we had committed some grave sin, no we didn't, your food was not prepared to our request and was totally tasteless. This place is overpriced, over-hyped, and deserves 0 stars. Thanks for ruining what was supposed to be a special night.

Date of visit: December 2017
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