Falling in Love with Hy’s Menu

Digest Lite Bites

January 30, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and the smell of love in the air, we’ve found the perfect place for a romantic dinner — and it’s right in the heart of Waikiki.

  • Waiter Bryan Watari keeps the fire burning for the always-delicious Bananas Foster flambe ($13.25).
  • The Oriental Style Hawaiian Fresh Catch (opakapaka) is a highly recommended dish.
  • When a dessert is in order, nothing quite hits the spot like the Coconut Creme Brule ($6.95).
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Known for its signature selection of USDA prime beef, Hy’s Steak House serves only the finest kiawe-broiled steaks, including the New York Strip, Delmonico and Filet Mignon. According to executive chef Zach Inouye, the native Hawaiian kiawe wood cooks with intense heat, thus complementing the flavor of the beef. Hy’s also makes it a point to age and trim all meat on the premises — ensuring that the beef retains its tenderness and taste while also reducing its fat content.

And for those diners who prefer a flavor of the sea, there’s an array of catches to relish as well. Assistant manager Ernesto Mera highly recommends the Oriental Style Hawaiian Fresh Catch (market price), which features the steamed local catch of the day, be it opakapaka, monchong, salmon or opah, to name a few. The fresh catch is then served sizzling with peanut and sesame oils, ginger and green onions, on a bed of stir-fried oriental vegetables.

“It’s a traditional, local-style fish with a bit of a Chinese influence,” says Mera. “It’s a healthy choice.”

Perfect. Now patrons won’t have to feel guilty after partaking in Hy’s sinfully delicious desserts.

According to Mera, customers can’t seem to get enough of the Bananas Foster, a specialty flambe prepared tableside. Priced at $13.25 per person for two or more, this popular dessert has been a leading choice among customers for years.

“It’s one of several flambes we have tableside. It has bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon and three types of liqueur — banana liqueur, rum and the orange liqueur. We flame that and caramelize the sauce with the bananas and serve it over vanilla ice cream,” Mera explains.

The Coconut Creme Brule ($6.95) also is one to win over your taste buds. It’s signature brule is served with brown sugar, sour cream and whipped cream. Hy’s, however, takes the dessert a step further by adding a dash of coconut for a bit of island flair.

Once all appetites are satisfied, sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds of local musician Audy Kimura, who performs Wednesday through Saturday from 6:45 to 10 p.m.

With a superb menu and fine music, a lovely evening is guaranteed for all at Hy’s Steak House.

Hy’s Steak House

  • Where
    • 2440 Kuhio Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 922-5555
  • Hours
    • Weekdays, dinner from 6 p.m.
    • Weekends from 5:30 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Valet parking and reservations are recommended.

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