Waipio >Restaurants > Outback Steakhouse
94-810 Ukee St, Waipahu, HI | Directions 9679721.412318 -158.000289
M-Sa 11am-10pm, Su 11am-9:30pm
Australian tchotchkes and brews give this quintessentially American restaurant a distinctive Down Under flavor. – In Short
Boomerangs, Aussie flags, kangaroo portraits and faux aboriginal art honor the homeland's wilderness, but Outback delivers a polished version of rusticity with varnished blond-wood booths with matching wainscoting and casually uniformed waitstaff. Besides more than a half-dozen cuts of steak, diners can pick from large-portioned entrees like ribs, chops and shrimp or chicken "on the barbie." The Bloomin' Onion, a large onion dipped in batter and deep-fried, is an appetizer with a following.
Prime Rib? – Is that the best you can do - especially for this price. Prime rib is difficult to get on this island, but the price is too high for a fatty, cold piece of meat. I have been to Outback three times in the last four months and it is consistently bad (yes, my friends like the drinks). It seems as if the servers are trained only to apologize for their lack of professionalism, skill and the food. Picture being seated at the table (after waiting over 30 minutes to get one), finally getting your table and waiting for someone to bring water. Water comes, waiter leaves. Waiter comes, takes drink order (water is empty now), leaves. Different waiter walking in the isle, looking lost with a tray of your drinks, you guide him over to drop off drinks and he leaves. Wait, wait, wait, water and drinks empty. Original waiter comes, you decide to give appetizer order with main order. Wait, wait, wait. Now your not really hungry, just tired. Original waiter with appetizer - wow! It's a blooming onion! Gee, it's cold and soggy - ick. Different waiter, salads and all the food at once - move all of the empty glasses to the end of the table (how 'bout taken 'em with ya!). Prime rib cold. Cut the fat off and end up with a 5 oz steak. Potato is not twice cooked - tastes like it was left out for a few hours - cold.
Now, the bill comes with a smiling server and some apologies "...just started here, the hostess sat all my tables at once, where you from?" - wow, almost two hundred bucks with one round of drinks and a couple of steaks...should of went to Chili's for a cheap burger and better service.
At least the bread is always good.
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