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Buzz's Original Steak House

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413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
+1 808-261-4661
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We ate at Buzz's for lunch while at Kailua Beach. It was very convenient to walk across the street. The food was good and all 5 of us enjoyed our meal. It is pricey. Love the atmosphere.

Thank Robin V
Chadds Ford, PA
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is a fun restaurant close to the beach with a Tropical atmosphere in Kailua. The food quality was excellent and we enjoyed trying the local fish specials. We really liked the salad bar too.

Thank ChaddsFord
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is such a cute place tucked in and under tropical plants across from the beach. Nice salad bar. Steaks are a good size and very tender. The prawn pasta was to die for. Took leftovers home for another day. Be sure to make reservations as they get crowed early. No reservations, no worry, they also have great appetizers -... More 

Thank Lucky C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Had family in town recently and we decided to eat at Buzz's since we were on the Windward side. Although I have been to Buzz's many times, it is not on my regular rotation of restaurants, usually due to the fact that it is always busy. This time was no different, but they got us in quickly and had our... More 

Thank Toni T
Bellevue, Washington
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is the quintessential "hole in the wall" that is a local institution. Growing up in Kailua, I've been coming here since I was a kid. Buzz's was also famous for "cash only" for the last 50 years or so. Now they have joined the 21st Century with a website and credit cards! Great bar - fantastic maitais - reasonable... More 

Thank GMak54
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

When my husband and I go to visit family every year, Buzz's is one of the places we must hit... I literally dream of the calamari steaks all year long. This was our first visit for dinner (always have gone for lunch in the past), and my advise is to ignore the salad bar with the dinners, and just order... More 

Thank tequilashanrise
Kailua, Hawaii
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We took our son here to celebrate his 21st birthday this evening and unfortunately did not have a good dining experience. Our server was not very friendly or welcoming and seemed to have an attitude for some reason. I had informed them that it was my son's birthday when I made the dinner reservation but they never acknowledged him throughout... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We liked it a lot, we just sat out side and had mai-ti's and appetizers , my wife liked the artichoke the best, nice place to stop after walking on the beach,,,

Thank Ken S
La Quinta, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We found Buzz's by chance when waiting for the rest of our kayak group to finish kayaking off of Kailua Beach Park. We walked over to this quaint, rustic, wooden hawaiian shack that is adjacent to a bridge on Kawailoa Rd. We were greeted with smiles and seated out on the patio in the front of the restaurant. Our waitress... More 

Thank Sid K
Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We were visiting the beach right where this restaurant was next to and it was a truly great meal. Just so happened we sat at the "President's Table" where former president Bill Clinton and Hillary sat at and most recently Barak Obama, with Michelle and their 2 daughters. I wish I could remember what I ate, but do remember it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-4661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?