Hy’s Steak House

Hy's Steak House: Sophistication Abounds at This Upscale Gem
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

From tableside service to waitstaff clad in tuxedos, every detail at Hy's Steak House delivers a spirit of elegance and indulgence. Treat yourself to a world-class meal at an iconic Honolulu restaurant.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Get ready for an extravagant dining experience at Hy’s Steak House, where luxury is built into every visit. As Honolulu’s go-to fine dining destination for over four decades, Hy’s Steak House has a strong reputation that only gets better with time.

The moment you step inside, you’ll be astounded by the upscale atmosphere. This is evident not only in the dark wood paneling and white tablecloths but also, based on the abundance of waitstaff wearing spiffy tuxedos. 

Your experience begins with complimentary cheese bread, which is delicious enough to form a meal in and of itself. You’ll need to hold back to ensure you have enough of an appetite later on. If you’re like most guests, you’ll focus on the steak, which is cooked with traditional Kiawe wood to add extra flavor.

Tableside preparation is one of the biggest perks here, turning each visit into even more of a special occasion. The presentation makes something that initially seems ordinary (Caesar salad, for example) feel spectacular.

Whether your meal is prepared at your table or in the kitchen, you’ll be astounded by the attention to detail. Every dish tastes that much better alongside a glass of fine wine from the extensive list. The sommelier can steer you in the right direction. Otherwise, the signature cocktails are also tasty. 

Takeout is available, but definitely not preferable. While Hy’s meals taste delicious no matter where you enjoy them, there’s no matching the unique ambiance that can only be enjoyed onsite. Let yourself be pampered at this sophisticated gem, where first-class service is the name of the game.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Seafood Tower
Designed for between two and three guests (but easily able to accommodate four or five when enjoyed as an appetizer), this seafood feast is packed with all your favorites: oysters, shrimp, snow crab, lobster, local ahi, and hamachi. Red remoulade, wasabi, and shoyu provide plenty of additional flavors.

Salad for Two
A salad might not seem like a remarkable tableside dining experience, but you’ll be blown away by all that goes into creating this nutritious feast. Choose between Caesar or a warm spinach salad; both taste wonderful. 

Pasta Primavera
Steak house visits are often tough for vegetarians, but this dish proves that meat is not necessary for a good time. This delicious pasta meal is loaded with all your favorite vegetables, including zucchini, broccolini, tomato, and bell pepper, which have been roasted to perfection. This pasta also features plenty of parmesan, as well as sundried tomato pesto with pine nuts.

Garlic Steak
Hy’s serves all the steak house essentials, including New York strip, bone-in ribeye, and porterhouse. If you crave something unique, however, you’ll take a chance on this memorable filet mignon. Served with a flavorful garlic demi-glace and shimeji mushrooms, this steak is wonderfully tender. 

Beef Wellington
This classic is worth trying when you’re not in the mood for a standard steak. It comes with prosciutto, mushroom duxelles, a truffle demi-glace, and a touch of Dijon mustard. You’ll quickly realize why this particular dish has been featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Hy’s Steak House provides a celebratory atmosphere with its tuxedoed waitstaff, fine wines, and, of course, exquisite steaks. Treat yourself to the epitome of fine dining in Honolulu.

Insider Tips:
-If you think the ordinary Hy’s experience is indulgent, you’ll be blown away by the transportation options. That’s right — Hy’s can arrange for you and your dining companions to ride in a Mercedes GLS 450 from your accommodations to the restaurant for a celebratory meal. These transportation services are provided via G.Lion.
-If you arrive with your own vehicle, you can expect valet parking. 
-Hy’s Steak House has a dress code, but it’s not particularly strict. When visiting, avoid beachwear, hats, and open-toed shoes (especially flip-flops). Aloha shirts are not only welcome, but actively encouraged. 
-Reservations can be made over the phone or online via OpenTable. With weekend dinners, it’s often necessary to make reservations far in advance.