Stepping into Hy’s is like being transported to another time and place. Walking from downtown Waikiki into this wood panelled temple to carnivorous activity was one of the high points of my time dining in Hawaii.
Initially I thought the place to be a touch dated and over the top, but once you get into the groove the whole experience, you realise it is just that – an experience. The staff are very knowledgeable (with some having been there for 15 or so years).
The wine list has a great selection (on the shorter side, which I like as when it is too long it is overwhelming) varying in price and the cocktails are all the classics. As is to be expected with a place like this the menu sticks to the traditional dishes, but has a focus on using quality produce.
The meals are simply massive, fortunately one of our group had been here before and advised us not to order an entrée and main as it would be far too much, and I’m glad we heeded her advice, as one main each and a side to share was ample.
Stick to what a restaurant does best, in the case of Hy’s it is steak. One member of our group does not eat red meat, she said her fish was fine, but not great.
Hy’s is a great experience and when I compare it to other places we visited (like Roy’s) I would definitely return for another meal here and bring others to share the experience.