Stripsteak's new happy hour tasting menu is as delicious as expected, yet surprisingly affordable. 

Eating is believing: Stripsteak's $40 Sunset Supper

A 12-ounce New York strip steak, duck fat fries, garlic spinach and ahi hand roll
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Eating is believing is a new series spotlighting great deals on incredible food.
 
What: Sunset Supper
Where: The bar at Stripsteak Waikiki
When: 4-6 p.m.
Price: $40
Compare: New York strip steak is $60 on the dinner menu, a la carte
Fullness factor: 10 out of 10

The deets

Stripsteak, the chic, modern steakhouse from Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina, is one of the most popular restaurants at International Market Place. On a recent weeknight it was completely full of locals and visitors enjoying steak dinners.
 
But come before 6 p.m. for the best-kept secret: the new Sunset Supper, a two-course tasting menu that starts with a sizable spicy ahi sushi hand roll and then wows you with a 12-ounce New York strip steak accompanied by tasty duck fat fries and garlic spinach. The steak is juicy, buttery, and delicious, just what I've come to expect from Stripsteak

 

New executive chef Jamie Zager was cooking at Mina's PABU Boston when Mina called him to Hawaii in December.
A great add-on if you split a Sunset Supper with a friend: Salmon, hamachi or ahi nigiri ($4 apiece during happy hour) or spicy tuna or negihama hand rolls ($8, not pictured).

 

Stripsteak's new chocolate souffle ($12) with a warm chocolatey center is a classic ending to a happy hour that made us smile.  

Happy hour drinks range from beers ($4), house wines ($6), sake ($7) and cocktails ($7) to beer and a shot ($8.08).

 

PEAR-fect ($16, a smoky pear cocktail) and Sun's Out Rum's Out ($15, a fun drink with pineapple, orange and coconut foam) aren't on the happy hour menu, but $7 cocktails are.

Parking

Parking at International Market Place is free for one hour with validation, then $2 for every hour after that. Valet parking is $5 in addition to the applicable parking rates. Enter from Kuhio Avenue at Walina Street.