With a new location in the Philippines, more restaurants slated to open throughout Asia and existing locations in the United States, Japan and Korea, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse continues to take its fine-dining cuisine across the globe.
“A lot of our growth has stemmed from the success of our Waikiki location,” explains Bill Nickerson, general manager of the Hawaii restaurant.
At each location, customers can expect not only a selection of choice steaks — Wolfgang’s uses USDA Prime beef that is aged in-house for a minimum of 28 days — but also an extensive happy hour menu and daily lunch specials. “The lunch experience is a lot more casual with a mix of visitors and locals who work in Waikiki,” says Nickerson. “Dinner is a more formal affair, and although we don’t have a dress code, people come a little dressier for dinner,” he adds.
Mahi Mahi Fish and Chips ($12.95) File photo
Wolfgang’s unconventional happy hour runs most of the day — from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. — and offers various drink selections priced between $5 and $7, as well as delicious pupus for only $7 at the bar only. Some tasty happy hour indulgences include Steak Sliders, Lobster Crustinis, Ahi Tartar and Mini Loco Moco.
Time For Lunch
Wolfgang’s offers a few choice lunch specials that allow patrons to delight in the restaurant’s satisfying fare without feeling comatose in the middle of the day. Each priced at $12.95, these specials are served between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mahi Mahi Fish and Chips offers a fresh, never-frozen catch that’s been lightly coated and fried until crispy, as well as a side of “chips,” or french fries. If you’re looking for something even lighter, however, opt for Tropical Salad. Think of a traditional chopped salad but with seasonal fruits added into the mix, adorned with Wolfgang’s house vinaigrette. Those who need more to get them through the day can choose from Mahi Mahi Sandwich or Half-pound Burger. The gourmet burger is made with the same USDA Prime sirloin beef as Wolfgang’s steaks, and also includes golden steak fries and onion rings.
Royal Hawaiian Center
2301 Kalakaua Ave., No. 301, Waikiki
Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight; happy hour: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.