Enjoy happy hour all day longA La Carte Columns
March 22, 2016
Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: BODIE COLLINS
While most restaurants may feature a brief pau hana happy hour, customers can enjoy the pupus menu at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for the majority of the day.
According to restaurant manager Fumiaki Matsuka, happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, and diners can select from a variety of items.
“The Happy Hour menu is popular with both locals and tourists, and it features martinis ($7), draft beers ($5) and pupus set at $7 or $10,” Matsuka confirms.
Hamburger Sliders — featuring two sliders and fries — and Mini Loco Moco are especially popular pupus.
The latter is the perfect individual size, complete with savory gravy and an egg on top. But Taste of New York ($39.95) reigns as the customer favorite, Matsuka says. It features a 12-ounce New York sirloin, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and a sampling of Junior’s world-famous cheesecake.
“Most people get the Taste of New York,” Matsuka says. “It’s very good and the price is reasonable.”
Many customers opt for happy hour items to share before moving onto their entrees. Popular dishes from the regular menu include Wolfgang’s Salad ($18.95) as well as Steak for Two ($115.95).
“Wolfgang’s Salad is our most popular salad,” Matsuka says. “It includes tomatoes, onions, string beans, bacon, shrimp and our house dressing. Seventy to 80 percent of customers order the Steak for Two, which features beef that’s dry-aged for 28 days in our own aging box.”
Popular side dishes to accompany steak entrees include Mashed Potatoes ($11.95) and Creamed Spinach ($11.95).
Whether you’re dining at Wolfgang’s for lunch or dinner, or planning a happy-hour feast, Matsuka always recommends making reservations. “Our most popular time for dinner is 5-9 p.m., but customers can start lining up around 4 p.m.,” he says.
Royal Hawaiian Center, third level
2301 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
Daily, lunch: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., dinner: 3:30 p.m.-midnight, happy hour: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.