The Chart House Celebrates 50 Years in Waikīkī—with 50 Percent Off Select Pūpū

Not that we needed another excuse to visit this longtime Waikīkī favorite.
Chart House lobster
The spiny lobster tail with drawn butter is served either whole in the dining room (pictured) or sliced pūpū style in the lounge.
Photos: Courtesy of Chart House Waikīkī


When Hawai‘i surfer Joey Cabell first opened Chart House Waikīkī with Navy man Buzzy Bent in 1969, the restaurant and lounge was little more than a few modest tables, chairs and a bar. But what it lacked in glitz, Chart House made up for with impeccable steak, seafood and an incredible view. If overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Pacific Ocean wasn’t enough, the restaurant also became known for live local music seven days a week. The Waikīkī spot was a success and led to the opening of four other locations across Hawai‘i and two dozen spots on the Mainland.


Chart House oysters
Oysters Rockefeller


Chart House garlic chicken
Garlic chicken


Chart House Waikīkī is the only remaining one in the Islands, but 50 years later, little has changed inside this old-school homage to more casual fine-dining steakhouses; a place where you can come as you are to enjoy top quality lobster, crab legs, abalone and fresh-from-the-auction ‘ahi, salmon and swordfish. In honor of Chart House’s 50th anniversary, the restaurant and lounge is currently offering a special promotion: 50 percent off select menu items now through June 2.


Enjoy oysters Rockefeller, topped with herbs and butter, for just $10.40 instead of $20.75. A big portion of garlic chicken goes from $11.75 to $5.90, and ‘ahi wontons are down from $13.75 to $6.90. The succulent spiny lobster tail with drawn butter (normally $53) is just $26.50, served either whole in the dining room or sliced pūpū style in the lounge.


Charter House ahi wontons
‘Ahi wontons


Chart House beer
Pacifico beer


Wash it down with a Pacifico ($5 on special) and join us in raising a glass to Chart House Waikīkī. Here’s to the next 50 years!


1765 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 941-6669,



Bring the family down to the Best of Honolulu Festival July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honolulu Hale civic grounds. Eat at ‘ono food booths, shop local designers in the marketplace, bring the family to the keiki zone for face painting, balloon animals, rides, games and more. For more information visit