This place hasn't changed in 20 years. First and only time I ate here was in 1991 while on my senior grad vacation. At the time I was enthralled by the prospect of cooking my own meat. On a recent trip to Waikiki, decided to take a trip down memory lane and give this place a shot.
Overall the food was good. Took advantage of the twilight special, which was a pretty good value for Waikiki. Included the salad bar, which was huge, with plenty of selections.
Meat arrived at the table unseasoned with the expectation that you will season it yourself at the grill.
Couple of tips: First, don't stand on the side of the grill that is facing the wind. You will regret it. This is exactly what I did and was literally unable to stand in front of the grill while my meat cooked. The wind blows the hot air from the grill right onto you and it is HOT.
Second, don't rest your tongs on the edge of the grill, hold onto them. They aren't heat resistant so they will get really hot and burn your fingers.
Third, season your meat before you put it on the grill. I like to put the seasoning on my meat after I stick it on the grill when I am at home. Don't try this here. Again, the grill is so hot that you won't be able to stand there long enough to effectively season your meat while it is grilling.
Fourth, don't bother ordering the garlic bread. They give it to you cold and you have to take it to the grill to cook it. You can save yourself the money by taking pieces of bread from the salad bar, adding butter and garlic powder (located at the grill) and grilling it up right there.
Overall, a good food experience, though I'm not sure I would pay regular prices. Highly recommend the twilight dinner menu for the curious. You will walk out full, but not broke.
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