This Steak House Is In Its ‘Prime’

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August 6, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: Missy Romero

Pictured is a 30-ounce Tomahawk cut of Prime Akaushi beef (market price).

For 40 years now, Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki has provided an escape for both locals and tourists via an unforgettable fine-dining experience.

The restaurant easily lives up to its reputation as one of the best-known steak houses on the Island — serving kiawe-broiled Prime-grade steaks, stunning seafood and fiery desserts, plus upwards of 200 bottles of wines with seven in-house sommeliers to help you sort through the extensive wine list.

Executive chef Justin Inagaki shares that the restaurant is committed to promoting local ingredients with roughly 90 percent of its produce being locally sourced, depending on what’s available and what’s in season.

Items such as locally sourced Creamed Corn with Shaved Parmesan ($12) or the newly added Grilled Broccolini ($14) are the perfect additions to your grand meal.


Hy’s Steak House is now showcasing Akaushi, an extraordinary Japanese beef, flown in from Texas. “We are the exclusive restaurant in Hawaii to serve Prime Akaushi,” says executive chef Justin Inagaki.

The Akaushi steak is aged up to four weeks and only sent if it is up to standard. Inagaki describes the taste as intense, a rich blend of beef and butter with the tenderness of a filet mignon and the flavors of a New York strip. Prices and cut choices vary on what’s available each night.

Hy’s Steak House

2440 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
Nightly, 5-10 p.m. (last seating at 9:30); happy hour nightly, 5-6:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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