Welcome to Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki
y’s Steak House, one of the best-known steakhouse restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been a tradition in Waikiki for over thirty five years and continues to be a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Originally part of the Canadian-owned chain, Hy’s Restaurant continues to offer superb cuisine which has been classified as “Continental,” but its decor and menu demonstrate mixtures of American, European, Hawaiian and Pacific influences.
Hy’s charming Main Room and Broiler Room, with interiors designed by Canadian Arthur Fishman, resemble an old English mansion and possess all the ambience of a private gentlemen’s club. The Main Room looks like a library, with it’s walls of old books and framed art, a lighted ceiling of authentic circa 1905 Tiffany stained glass, dark mahogany paneling, ornately carved wood moldings and heavy brass chandeliers. Fishman found the marble-topped English sideboards – used as waiter stations – and other antiques at auctions in London, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
The centerpiece of the Broiler Room is a custom-made, brass and copper cauldron which serves as an open hearth for the restaurant’s house specialties broiled over native Hawaiian kiawe wood. The hearth is enclosed by glass in an ornate gazebo, where our executive chef and his staff turn out plates of sizzling steaks, chops and seafood broiled to perfection. Booths and table seating, covered in tapestry or leather-like upholstery, are ample and comfortable, like the room itself.
Traditions that have disappeared in other fine dining restaurants are maintained at Hy’s. Tuxedoed waiters still expertly prepare Caesar Salad, carve Chateaubriand for two and flambè delicious desserts (like Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee ) tableside.
Diners expecting only a limited menu consisting mainly of broiled cuts of beef are in for a pleasant surprise at Hy’s. Our executive chef offers a variety of Continental and Pacific rim specialties on the menu at Hy’s Steak House.
But the real specialties of this steak house, of course, are the USDA Prime grade cuts of beef – New York Strip, Porterhouse T-Bone, Delmonico and Filet Mignon – which are dry-aged and trimmed on the premises. The kiawe wood sears the steaks with an intense heat, while complementing the flavor of the fine beef perfectly.
Enjoy a cognac from Hy’s full bar in the intimacy of the library lounge, while being entertained by the acoustic musical offerings of Audy Kimura. A couple of steps from the Library Lounge is the Emerald Garden Room, an art deco-style dining room which affords a totally different look with tropical plants, frosted glass and mirrors, deco wall sconces and hanging table lamps.