The raw bar at BLT Steak
PHOTO: RAE HUO
BLT Steak is our go-to steakhouse, but it’s also where we go for oysters and clams on the half shell. Too many non-sushi bars in Honolulu don’t know how to care for these bivalves—keeping them too long, letting them dry out, getting bits of the shell in the meat while shucking. Not so at BLT Steak, where the West Coast oysters are gently briny and creamy, and the clams sweet and firm.
223 Saratoga Road, (808) 683-7440, bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/waikiki/, starts at $12 for a half-dozen.