Uncover a Forgotten Treasure of EatsAli Carte Columns
March 31, 2013
Story By: Ali Resich | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
For many locals, Waikiki has become an Atlantis of sorts, serving as “the lost city” for those who avoid its congested roads, parking problems and tourist sightings at all costs. But with some of the best cuisine Oahu has to offer, the area is more than worth diving into.
One such culinary treasure is Atlantis Seafood & Steak. Its menu is full of fresh seafood, premium steaks and a slew of international flavors you can’t go wrong with. And its locale on the second level of the former Waikiki 3 theatre complex is just a stone’s throw away from all the sun, surf and shopping that illuminates Kalakaua Avenue.
“I just think it’s a great time for locals to come re-discover Waikiki,” agrees restaurant executive general manager Steven Matsuno. “There’s a lot of great places to eat, a lot of great places to shop — come check it out.”
Locals will appreciate a hefty bite of the Atlantis Garlic Ribeye ($39.95), topped with crisped garlic flakes and served on a sizzling platter with onions that continue to caramelize as they arrive at your table. A beautiful beef demiglace accompanies the dish and tastes amazing when mixed with garlic butter on the side.
Matsuno suggests plunging into Ocean Seafood Pasta ($28.95) as well, as it gives diners a change to sample the fresh catch of the day prepared in a lovely basil tomato cream sauce with Tiger shrimp, Manila clams and a selection of seasonal vegetables.
Just as enticing is the eatery’s selection of classic desserts — including Cheesecake, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse — which are homemade daily. Starting in April, if diners mention Dining Out to their server, they’ll receive a complimentary dessert with each entree (up to four per table).
Validated parking is available from ProPark at Waikiki Parking Garage behind Atlantis on Seaside Avenue (by Ross). Take a peek at the scrumptious menu online at atlantisseafoodsteak.com as well.
Waikiki is full of joys — especially edible ones — for locals to uncover.
Atlantis Seafood & Steak
2284 Kalakaua Ave.
Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.