A Mother’s Day menu that’s off the chartsCover Story
May 3, 2020
Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Chart House Waikiki
Chart House Waikiki has been a mainstay along Ala Wai Yacht Harbor for more than five decades, garnering the curious tourist and dedicated local alike to its dining room for scrumptious steak and seafood eats with local flair and sophisticated preparations. Currently, the restaurant is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays (closed Mondays), but make sure to call to ensure pricing and availability of dishes.
“We are doing our best to stay afloat (and) looking forward to being open on June 1,” says Scott Okamoto, Chart House Waikiki general manager.
Mom might not be able to enjoy a meal out on the water this May, but Char House Waikiki is making sure customers still have access to a fantastic feast with one (or more) of its spectacular seafood plates.
“These dishes are our fan-favorites and best-sellers,” says Okamoto. “We wanted to give Mom the best options on her special day.”
And special they most definitely are.
First up is the Prime Rib of Beef ($45) that features a USDA Prime-grade rib-eye that’s slow-roasted to perfection. Accompanied by mac salad, a side of veggies, Caesar salad and choice of starch (white rice, brown rice or french fries), it’s the perfect meal that’s both decadent and down-to-earth.
A waterfront restaurant would be nothing without a signature surf-and-turf meal, and Chart House Waikiki goes above and beyond in its Steak & Lobster combo ($75). It pairs a 5-ounce fillet with a 9-ounce lobster tail for a meat-heavy dish that combines savory and salty in the best way possible. It’s served with the same sides and choice of starches — as are the rest of the Mother’s Day specials.
Chart House Waikiki offers up more seafood in its Baked Stuffed Shrimp ($33). It’s a medley of crabmeat-stuffed crustaceans that meld together a crispy exterior and special creamy housemade sauce that tops it all off.
Finally, the Ahi Mignon ($30) proves a true winner with its deep red center — a definite indicator of the freshness Chart House Waikiki strives for — and the teriyaki sauce flash-marination preparation. Sweet meets salty in each bite, and moms will enjoy the thick cut of ahi that’s at the heart of this indulgent meal.
Aside from the holiday menu, Chart House Waikiki is also giving customers access to a temporary takeout menu featuring some of its biggest hits (see accompanying story at left), a sure-fire way to find something you and the whole family will enjoy.
“Thank you everyone for our support,” Okamoto adds. “It’s been a tough time for everybody. (We) appreciate our loyal customers that are ordering takeout. Please support your local businesses at this time. Every order counts.
“Happy Mother’s Day everybody!” he adds. “Hang in there.”
Let’s Talk Takeout
Chart House Waikiki is offering up a great Mother’s Day selection (see the main story), but also has a special takeout menu available from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Notable favorites are the Pork Chops Plate ($12.75, comes with three pieces), Garlic Shrimp Plate ($14.75, five pieces), 14-ounce Grilled New York Plate ($31) and Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($11.75).
In the mood for more snackable items? Opt for pupu like 10 pieces of Ahi Sashimi ($13.50), Tofu Poke ($7.75), Fried Calamari ($8.95) and more.
“Pretty much everything on our take out menu is requested, that’s why we o~ er this condensed version offering the most popular items off of our menu,” explains general manager Scott Okamoto.
In even more good news: Chart House Waikiki is doing extra-special orders, too, for those that don’t see their favorite staple on the temporary menu.
“If you request 24 hours in advance, we can offer other items that we don’t have on this menu, but on the traditional menu,” Okamoto says.
Find the full takeout menu online at charthousewaikiki.com, and call 941-6669 to place an order.