‘Meat’ These MakersRestaurant Insider
May 22, 2022
Story By: Anne Lee | Photos by: RESPECTIVE RESTAURANTS
May is the national month for beef, barbecue and burgers — just in time for our Memorial Day weekend. This week, we share a compilation of delicious meat offerings from some of your favorite restaurants.
Artizen by MW
The Pipikaula Burger ($18) features a beef burger patty with cheese, shredded pipikaula on top, pickled onions, spicy mayo, lettuce, tomato and side of french fries.
888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
808-524-0499 | artizenbymw.com
Big City Diner
The “Beast Burger” ($20.99) has two flame-broiled patties topped with honey-cured bacon, grilled onions, and real cheddar and Jack cheeses.
Various locations | bigcitydinerhawaii.com
Deconstructed Beef Tenderloin Wellington ($59 a la carte; $79 complete dinner) comes with merlot demi mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, haricot vert and baby carrots.
1009 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
808-585-0011 | chefchai.com
d.k Steak House
The 22-ounce “Prime” 30-day dry-aged rib-eye ($89) features Nature’s Natural Beef (no growth hormones, antibiotics or steroids; 100% USA source certified; all vegetarian/corn-fed diet).
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
808-931-6280 | dkrestaurants.com
The Kalbi Bowl ($5.45, Oahu; $5.65 neighbor islands and Ala Moana) has four pieces
of kalbi, topped with green onion and sesame seeds, served in a bowl of rice.
Various locations | genkisushiusa.com
Hy’s Steak House
Hy’s Steak House’s Hawaiian kiawe wood grill creates a tender, flavorful steak. The Alaea Salt Roasted Prime Rib ($62, 10 ounces; $72, 15 ounces) is accompanied by pesto vegetables and your choice of starch.
2440 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu
808-922-5555 | hyswaikiki.com
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
The Beef Brisket n Hot Pot ($18.95) has beef brisket and tendon slow-cooked to perfection, and then boiled with chef’s special sauce.
Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace
808-947-8818 | jadedynastyhawaii.com
The Sherwoods Burger ($18) is a half-pound wagyu beef burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, arugula, tomatoes, onions, pickles and house burger sauce. Served on brioche with french fries.
Various locations | kalapawaimarket.com
Kani Ka Pila Grill
A unique spin on a burger is executive chef Dean’s Local Boy Burger ($20) with teriyaki sauce and stacked with Portuguese sausage, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, caramelized Maui onions, guacamole and grilled sweet pineapple on a toasted sweet roll.
The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
2168 Kalia Road, Honolulu
808-924-4990 | outrigger.com
Kau Kau Grill
Get some of the best BBQ Baby Back Ribs ($18) in town, slow-cooked with each piece individually cut, and topped with homemade secret sauce.
852 Mapunapuna St., Honolulu
808-476-5888 | Instagram: @kaukaugrill
Chef Wade Ueoka’s Brandt Brand Beef Tenderloin ($60) is farm-raised in California, antibioticand hormone-free, and is prepared with a red wine ume sauce and roasted vegetables.
888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
808-955-6505 | mwrestaurant.com
Pesca Waikiki Beach
The Prime Filet Mignon Sandwich ($38) has USDA Prime tenderloin, toasted bread, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles, and is served with wedge potato fries.
Top of The Illikai | 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu pescasea.com
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Prime Time Menu prix fixe meal features favorites Monday-Wednesday nights until May 31. The meal includes salad, entrée, accompaniment and dessert starting at just $57.95. Entrées include Petite Filet ($57.95), New York Strip ($72.95), Rib-eye ($72.95) or Filet ($72.95). Guests may pair their entrée with a house or Caesar salad; side of garlic mashed potatoes, signature creamed spinach or steamed white rice; and, for dessert, a choice of sorbet, ice cream or bread pudding.
The Kahala Burger ($22) has premium wagyu beef, cheddar, savory Kahala sauce, lettuce and tomato on toasted brioche, with french fries and a pickle. Also available at Plumeria Beach House. Complimentary four-hour parking with purchase of $25 or more.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu
808-739-8760 | kahalaresort.com
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Check out the Slaw Daddy ($11.26, single; $15.26, double), only available for the month of May. This is Teddy’s famous original burger topped with melted Swiss cheese, two strips of Bacon and creamy coleslaw.
Various locations | teddysbb.com
Enjoy the popular Grove Burger ($21), a poolside bestseller. It features an all-beef patty on toasted La Tour brioche with lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, Hawaiian chile marmalade and glazed bacon, with fries or spicy fries.
The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
808-450-3379 | themodernhonolulu.com
TEX 808 BBQ + Brews
The best of Southern BBQ is found here, including the popular Brisket Loco Moco ($16.99), which features 10-hour slow-smoked beef brisket on a bed of rice topped with a fried egg and smothered in gravy.
Various locations | tex808.com
Waiolu Ocean Cuisine
Enjoy a 12-ounce Prime New York strip ($58) served with Hamakua mushrooms, Klondike potatoes, Saikyo miso mustard and shallot dressing.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
223 Saratoga Road, Honolulu
The restaurant uses USDA Prime beef stored in an in-house aging room for dry-aging. The signature Tomahawk ($195.95) is a generous 42-ounce cut that’s juicy, flavorful and savory.
Royal Hawaiian Center
2301 Kalakaua Ave., third floor, Honolulu