A Tasty Tour of the Land & SeaColumns Foodie Fare
September 9, 2012
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
The lost city of Atlantis may be, well, lost. But Atlantis Seafood & Steak can be found right in the heart of Waikiki.
“We serve the best of continental fare,” restaurant manager Andy Ancog explains. “We have the the finest steaks and seafood.
“Being in Hawaii, a lot of people associate the ocean with the Islands — so we wanted to blend the best of Mediterranean and seafood cuisine,” Ancog says. “The food is recognizable — and comforting.”
Although many of the menu items may be recognizable, that certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t find more creative items as well. “We do put a lot of our own twists on our dishes,” Ancog adds.
To check out some of the amazing seafood that the restaurant offers, Ocean Seafood Pasta ($28.95) is a great place to start. The dish features clams, shrimps, scallops, mussels and fresh fish — all bathed in a light tomato cream sauce and served over pasta. Ancog says the dish is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. “Everybody likes noodles, everybody likes seafood,” Ancog says. “It’s like a marriage made in heaven.”
For more seafood treats, Seafood Boat ($39.95) is not to be missed. Ancog says that the dish has been one of the most popular, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring crab claws, shrimp cocktail, mussels, clams, and oysters, Seafood Boat takes diners on a tasty tour of the sea.
Atlantis may have some great seafood offerings, but don’t forget to come ashore and taste some of the steak dishes, too. One of Atlantis’ most popular menu items is Atlantis Garlic Rib Eye ($42.95), which is a roasted rib eye served on a sizzling platter of garlic and onions. Two other great steak dishes also have recently joined the menu: Center Cut Filet Mignon ($49) and Cowboy Cut Bone-in Ribeye Steak ($76). Both dishes feature all-American prime-grade beef, complemented by a touch of the house special seasoning and served with a loaded baked potato.
“Both of these dishes are fairly simple,” Ancog says, explaining that the steaks are just lightly seasoned in order to really highlight the flavor of the beef. “We wanted the actual steak to be the star.”
“These steaks are the best money can buy,” Ancog adds. “They have been tremendously popular.”
And to wrap it all up, try Chocolate Kahlua Mousse ($8), which features fresh sweet cream and candied macadamia nuts.
On the Side
Atlantis Seafood & Steak has been serving up the very best of continental cuisine since opening in 2006, and there has truly never been a better time to rediscover Waikiki. With new shops and restaurants popping up all the time, there is always something new to find.
The restaurant has become a hotspot for international travelers. Ancog says that visitors from China, Japan, Korea and Australia, as well as the Mainland, can constantly be found dining at Atlantis. Hawaii residents, too, have been finding their way to Atlantis lately.
“We have seen a lot of locals come in to visit the new stores,” manager Andy Ancog says. “And in rediscovering Waikiki, it’s a great chance to visit us.”
The restaurant’s outside seating is the perfect place to spend an evening by relaxing on the porch, which overlooks Waikiki’s main drag.
“I just think Waikiki is still the star of Hawaii,” Ancog says. “There are great shops, and it’s a great environment. This isn’t your grandfather’s Waikiki. So come check it out if you happen to be in the area for a stay-cation or shopping. We’re right in the middle of all the action on Kalakaua Avenue.”
2284 Kalakaua Ave. (the former Waikiki 3 Theater)
Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
$2 validated parking