Hy’s Steak House

Step Up to the Plate

January 28, 2018

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |


Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki is so well loved by locals that they not only choose to celebrate all their special occasions there, but even opt to dine at the eatery for those spontaneous meals in between, too.

Maybe it’s the exquisite, classic-American steak-house feel, or the award-winning service that makes Hy’s so special. It could also be the establishment’s 100 percent USDA Prime cuts of beef — exemplified in menu selections such as New York Strip, Porterhouse – King of T-Bones and Hy’s Garlic Steak — or the fact that all of its steaks are broiled over aromatic kiawe wood for unmatched smoky flavor.

It’s safe to say that Hy’s success is attributed to a combination of all these things, and the additions of a superb bar and wine list, as well as sensational tableside flambAi??-dessert service, definitely help.

“The cows are raised naturally, without inhumane (treatment) or antibiotics, so that’s what we, at Hy’s, pride ourselves on.” — Executive chef Justin Inagaki

For 2018, general manager Marc Nezu confirms that Hy’s will continue to offer its Holiday Sunday Brunch Buffets — the next one will run for Easter — and the restaurant also will be launching “The Bar at Hy’s” concept Feb. 1.

“We’re doing a lot of unique things (with ‘The Bar at Hy’s’), like in-house barrel-aging whiskies and craft cocktails, with a dedicated bar-food menu,” Nezu shares.

The perfect pair

The filet is blanketed in a rich garlic demi-glace and topped with sauteed white and brown shimeji mushrooms.

Next-level beef

The star of the dish is a perfect 7-ounce USDA Prime filet, regulated by “never-ever” policies — meaning it has “never ever” been enhanced by hormones or additives, and was fed a strictly organic, non-GMO diet. The steak is cooked the Hy’s way: broiled over kiawe wood.


Shown are some examples of the delectable a la carte sides you can order to share that will take your meal to the next level, including Grilled Broccolini ($14) and Mushroom Saute ($12).

Hot potato

Every meal comes with a choice of starch, and Loaded Baked Potato is a winning option, packed with all the fixings, such as butter, sour cream, bacon, chives and Parmesan cheese.

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