A secret weapon for the perfect steak dinner

A La Carte Columns

November 1, 2015

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

The smell of kiawe wood fills the air at Hy’s Steak House, making your mouth water even before you sit down and look at a menu. And when you do get the chance to see the Waikiki restaurant’s offerings, a couple of items are sure to stand out.

Hy's "Pulehu Style" Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye (regularly $96.95) ANTHONY CONSILLIO PHOTO

Hy’s “Pulehu Style” Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye (regularly $96.95) ANTHONY CONSILLIO PHOTO

Lobster Tail ($85.95) includes 10-12 ounces of plump Australian lobster meat, which is served spilling out of its shell with a side of drawn butter. The dish, like all menu items, comes with your choice of either rice (white or brown) or potatoes (baked or mashed), plus a side of Vegetable du Jour and some lemon, of course.

Although not on the regular menu, Hy’s “Pulehu Style” Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye (regularly $96.95) is a popular choice diners never forget about. General manager Bob Panter reveals that it will reappear very soon as part of the restaurant’s holiday menu, running from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. With 30 ounces of USDA Prime beef, it is by far the ultimate dream for carnivores. The ribeye is served attached to an archaically strong bone, in the shape of a tomahawk, and this slab of meat is sure to quiet your growling tummy.

Patrons also will be excited to hear that Hy’s holiday gift cards are making a comeback, and will be available Nov. 15-Dec. 24. Forms can be found on the restaurant’s website, and with every $50, you get an extra $10 per gift card.

In further preparation for the end of the year, Hy’s would like to remind diners that there will be special hours during Restaurant Week, which will occur Nov. 16 to Nov. 22, and during Christmas time, from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2. Additionally, while happy hour will be suspended during this time, the fine-dining establishment will open earlier at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

Come and feast on succulent seafood and kiawe-infused meat options, all the while enjoying live musical serenades by local artists Audy Kimura (Tuesday-Saturday) and Wendell Au (Sunday-Monday). Live music is performed nightly from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Appropriate dress for men includes collared shirts and shoes, but keep in mind that there are no guidelines for how much you can indulge in during the delectable dinner you will never forget.

Hy’s Steak House

2440 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
Daily, 5-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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