Hy's Steak House, one of the best-known steakhouses in Hawaii, has been a tradition in Waikiki for a quarter century and continues to be a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Originally part of the Canadian-owned chain, Hy's continues to offer superb cuisine which has been classified as "Continental", but its decor and menu demonstrate mixtures of American, European, Hawaiian and Pacific influences.
Hy's charming Main Room and Broiler Room, with interiors designed by Canadian Arthur Fishman, resemble an old
English mansion and possess all the ambience of a private gentlemen's club. The Main Room looks like a library, with it's walls of old books and framed art, a lighted ceiling of authentic circa 1905 Tiffany stained glass, dark mahogany paneling, ornately carved wood moldings and heavy brass chandeliers. Fishman found the marble-topped English sideboards - used as waiter stations - and other antiques at auctions in London, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
The centerpiece of the Broiler Room is a custom-made, brass and copper caldron which serves as an open hearth for the house specialties broiled over native Hawaiian kiawe wood. The hearth is
enclosed by glass in an ornate gazebo, where our executive chef and his staff turn out plates of sizzling steaks, chops and seafood broiled to perfection. Booths and table seating, covered in tapestry or leather-like upholstery, are ample and comfortable, like the room itself.