ONE FORTY American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood

One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood - Upscale Steak and Seafood Restaurant Overlooking the Bay
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood certainly lives up to its name as its food is delightfully cooked to perfection. This restaurant overlooks Hulopoe Bay and serves its diners a delicious array of succulent steaks and locally sourced seafood. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood is an elegant and classy steakhouse located within the Four Seasons Resort on the south-end of Lanai. This restaurant overlooks Hulopoe Bay and has made a name for itself for serving dishes comprised of fresh, largely locally sourced ingredients.

To get to One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood, you can either fly into Lanai City and drive down or you can take the ferry from Maui and land in the neighboring harbor. That ferry lands at the Manele Small Boat Harbor from which guests can walk the simple five minutes across Leinohanui Point. Doing so, guests will shortly themselves at the Hulopoe Bay Beach Park with a paved route right into the Four Seasons Resort where One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood, is located. So if you are looking for a full-day adventure, then this ferry, beach, and dining at One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood certainly offers the perfect set-up.

What most people might not know is that the name “One Forty” actually stems from the size of the island of Lanai, which is said to be 140 square miles and the fact that 140 degrees Fahrenheit is cited by many as the perfect temperature to grill a steak. 

For breakfast, the restaurant serves a breakfast brunch that is more informal (although there is also an al carte menu) while lunches and dinners here are a bit more upscale. Chef Joseph Yaple tends to build menus featuring prime and wagyu beef sourced from Snake River Farms as well as plenty of local seafood dishes that include fresh Hawaiian catches. 

Popular dishes at One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood include: 

Pan-Seared Pacific Salmon
Caught from the ocean you overlook, this dish includes baby fingerling potatoes, green pea puree, and herb beurre blanc. 

Pan-Seared Hawaiian Snapper 
An in-season favorite, this snapper is served with shiitake mushrooms and book coy taken from local farms, and topped with ginger, cilantro, Japanese shite soy, and truffle oil hot sesame oil over a bed of sticky white rice. 

Prime Rib Tomahawk 
With the option to add fresh lobster, this 32-ounce beef is seasoned to perfection and topped off with a sliver of butter for flavor. Add on a side such as sweet potato gratin or creamed spinach to top it off.

One Forty American Steak’s location on the southern end of the island is certainly part of its charm and visitors would be hard-pressed to find a better place to eat and enjoy a meal than the patio seats at One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood. These seats directly overlook Hulopoe Bay, which is almost entirely devoid of buildings and the waters of which ban motorized boats. You truly feel like you are eating in the midst of an oasis here. 

Insider Tip:
For breakfast at One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood, kids ages 5 and under eat free and older kids eat at a reduced price. This, plus the other benefits like proximity to the beach, make it one of the best places to get breakfast for families on the island for those looking for an all-day affair with minimal traveling.