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“Great steaks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hy's Steak House - Waikiki

Hy's Steak House - Waikiki
2440 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3347 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #53 of 1,945 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Uluniu Avenue
West Coast Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Casual dress. Long wait even with reservations. Excellent fillet mignon. Relaxing atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Market prices. Expensive cocktails. Go for a great night on the town, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“❤️ This Resto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance of this place is that of an old library turned into a restaurant. Everything has that dark wood finish, and they show you the steak as it is being grilled (No cheating on that). We love their lobster bisque. My daughter loves their ribeye. This is our Ruth Chris' alternative in HNL.

Visited May 2013
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Otane, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very unimpressed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

For our last night in Honolulu we thought we'd try another reputable steak house in Honolulu. After dining at Ruth's Chris a few nights earlier we were VERY disappointed with Hy's. My husband ordered the prime rib and he described it as like eating gelatinous cat food! (Not that he's done that I hope!) It was fatty and flavourless. I ordered the eye fillet and although it was 'okay' it also had no flavour. When the waiter came to remove our plates we did not get asked how our meals were but we were so annoyed about the steak we brought it to his attention and just said it was very fatty and unpleasant. He had a look on his face like 'no one ever complains here' and basically dismissed us. He took the plates back to the kitchen (complete with half a plate of fat) and was straight back out again attending another table. I would have thought that if someone made a complaint it would be good practice to advise the chef and at least acknowledge the issue. No more was said and although I generally tip very well, I thought my $5 tip was too generous!

The restaurant itself had a nice atmosphere but that was the only thing going for it.

It was an expensive and disappointing meal to end our time in Hawaii... If you want to avoid the same, go to Ruth's Chris - it was amazing!!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Willunga, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Excellent steak house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went to Hy's steak house based on a recommendation from a local Honolulu resident. It proved to be an excellent restaurant. We had a Delmenico steak and a New York Strip steak which came with green beans, carrots and either a baked potato or garlic mash - both were great. The highlight was to share a flambe chocolate lover's dessert done at the table - icecream with fruit, creme de cacao, amaretto and brandy. The waiter were attentive and gave great advice. We had a bottle of the Chateau St. Michelle (Indian Wells) Merlot - again excellent. Strongly recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Trying to be something it's not”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate there last night. The interior is great and it has an "old world" feel but the food and service are lacking. For the prices this place should be outstanding but it is mediocre at best. Scallops came out luke warm. Then paid usd 80 (+ service of course) for my steak and lobster dish. Steak was tough and again the lobster was Luke warm and mashy. I was looking at all these waiters in tuxedos, wood paneling and leather bound books and thinking why can't they just get the food right. Don't bother.

Visited January 2014
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