Off the Charts
Nestled next to Ala Wai Harbor off the main drag of Ala Moana Boulevard, Chart House Waikiki is a local mainstay offering unmatched surf-and-turf cuisine. With heavenly sunset views overlooking the harbor and live entertainment nightly, it’s no wonder the charming eatery has served up a unique island dining experience since 1969.
According to general manager Scott Okamoto, the secret to Chart House Waikiki’s longevity has been a winning combination of sensational service and mouthwatering eats. “Our owner Joey Cabell’s philosophy is to make sure we are doing things the best way possible,” he says, noting that such popular dishes as Szechuan Kahuku Prawns and Hawaii Rancher’s New York Steak have helped the restaurant gain its fantastic reputation for seafood and steak.
When stopping into the restaurant, take a seat by breezy open windows and enjoy ‘Ahi Mignon, Prime Rib or Baked Stuffed Prawns.
If there’s one dish you have to try, though, it’s Pan Seared Herb Crusted ‘Ahi. Seven ounces of fresh ‘ahi are crusted with a marvelous mix of garlic, ginger, kaiware sprouts and sesame seeds, then pan-seared to perfection. The island-inspired dish is served with ponzu butter and finished with fried onions.