Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dining Out: Hy's Steakhouse in Waikiki

The presentation was much nicer when it arrived at our
table, but since we always share our meals, this is the
result of splitting meals!
Waikiki's not a local's favorite place to go, but once in a while it's ok.  Don't get us wrong, Waikiki has a lot to offer visitors - a beautiful beach, many places to stay, lots of shopping and great restaurants like Nobu's, Morimoto's and more.  Nobu's is great, pricey, but the food is wonderful.

Waikiki was very different way back one point it was known as the playground for the Hawaiian Royalty.    For us, a visit to Waikiki is on a "as needed" basis!  It's the crowds and traffic we try to avoid.  We have gone to Waikiki for some great get togethers with friends from the mainland.

Last night we dined at Hy's Steakhouse on Kuhio Avenue.  Hy's is a fine dining restaurant, but the attire for Hawaii's fine dining really just means no shorts, tank tops and jeans (although some allow jeans).  For men, slacks and aloha shirt is just fine for a fine dining restaurant here.

The restaurant is basically in 3 sections: the front area where you can watch the chef grilling steaks behind a glass wall; the bar area which has has some nice tables and tonight they had live music (mellow); and what looks like a restaurant decorated back in the 70's.  We decided at the last minute to go to Hy's, so we were seated in the last area.  The first two dining areas really look like you're sitting in an old mansion - they even made part of it look like you're sitting in the mansion's library.

Making the Chocolate Lover's Flambe
The service is excellent, our waiter made some great recommendations.  The food was fabulous, but pricey.  We started with a shared Caesar salad (if you order two or more orders, the prepare the Caesar tableside).  The salad was good, a bit on the sweet side though.  For our main entrees, we shared the Fresh Catch Opakapaka (pink snapper) cooked in an Asian sesame oil/green onion/ginger sauce and served with stir fried Asian veggies.  Very good.  The steak and scallops combo with a Delmonico steak served with Hy's mashed potatoes; also very good.

Chocolate Lover's Flambe
Since we had a gift certificate and were trying to use it up, we decided to treat ourselves to dessert.  As always, the male half of this couple let the female half of this couple choose all the dishes....Chocolate Lover's Flambe it was!  Wow, it was very good.  Hy's is one of the few restaurants on Oahu that still serves tableside Flambe.  What a treat!

If you're looking to treat yourself to a great steak experience with that supper club feel, we highly recommend this place!


1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Waikiki has a lot to offer visitors - a beautiful beach, it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business dinner, or a private party. Thanks a lot...

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