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November 27, 2016

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Clayton Ham

Hy's Garlic Steak ($47)

Hy’s Garlic Steak ($47)

Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, continues to be a top favorite for locals and visitors alike.

The iconic fine-dining eatery was recently recognized at the Ilima Awards, winning “People’s Choice for Best Restaurant” by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers.

According to assistant manager Jonah Galase, what sets Hy’s apart from other steak houses is its USDA Prime steaks and unique kiawe-wood broiler.

“Every single cut we have is Prime grade,” he says. “And that smokiness of the kiawe wood lends itself well to the Prime-grade beef.”

Galase also notes that early next year, the restaurant will start back its popular chef’s table and wine dinners hosted by Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo. (For reservations or more information, email jonah@ hyshawaii.com.)

Don’t hesitate to check out this local steak house.


Among the must-try signature items on Hy’s menu are Bone In Ribeye ($75) and Hy’s Garlic Steak ($47). Bone In Ribeye features USDA Prime beef, aged on the premises, seasoned with Hy’s seasoning salt (which is available for purchase) and cooked on Hawaiian kiawe wood. Hy’s Garlic Steak features a lean and tender 7-ounce USDA Prime Filet Mignon topped with a Hamakua Mushroom saute and garlic demi-glace. All entrees are served with vegetables du jour and your choice of starch: baked potato, Hy’s mashed potato, steamed white rice or brown rice.

Hy’s Steak House

Waikiki Park Heights
2440 Kuhio Ave.
Dinner nightly, 5-10 p.m. (last seating at 9:30 p.m.); happy hour, 5-6:30 p.m. in the bar and lounge
Complimentary valet parking available

Honolulu, HI 96815

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