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Buzz's Original Steak House

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$$$$
Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
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413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
808-261-4661
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
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  • 43
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the "Buzz!"

Our hosts pronounced Buzz's Original Steak House their favorite place to eat in Kailua so it was natural that we would give it a try. We were lucky to snag a cancellation reservation on a packed Friday night so our party of six headed to this local hot spot. Seated right away, our server... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The manager during an early dinner shift was not very pleasant, never smiled, looked grumpy & frumpy! Watched while a policy was enforced for one customer and another customer was not told of the same policy? One of the waitresses made a very inappropriate comment to a person on our table. The waitress for our table was welcoming,pleasant and treated... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our hosts pronounced Buzz's Original Steak House their favorite place to eat in Kailua so it was natural that we would give it a try. We were lucky to snag a cancellation reservation on a packed Friday night so our party of six headed to this local hot spot. Seated right away, our server announced the specials for the evening... More 

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New York, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Something about this place just clicks. It's not the cheapest place. The service is hit or miss -- though I've mostly been treated really well here. The decor is beachy-rustic, so it's definitely not for a business lunch. But the ample lanai seating, the view across the street toward Kailua Beach, some solid dishes and drinks, and the relaxed atmosphere... More 

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So I'm told that this is one of Obama's digs when he's in town. It must be for convenience because the food is just average at best. The service is fabulous though. The salad bar is just ok and the guys at the table had to search for the steak on their plate...it was so small and thin. It's cramped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I stopped in to Buzz's whilst we were touring around the island. The friendly service and comfy surroundings were great, but the highlight was the 'Thursday special' on the menu: The Pastrami sandwich. This was easily one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten. My wife had a salad which was also tasty, but the star... More 

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Adelaide South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent a week exploring the Windward Coast from a B&B in Kailua township. Lunch at Buzz's was easily the most enjoyable meal experience we had that whole week. The menu was interesting and our meals were great. During our lunch we discovered that both the Clinton's and Obama's had dined in the corner in which we were seated....just a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I think we were expecting too much. We were there about 8 pm on a busy Saturday night. Our waitress seemed harried and was not very friendly. The salad bar was very messy and nothing on it looked very appetizing, though the salad I made was passable. My fish was quite good but my hisband's steak was very tough and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance, just across from Lanikai Beach. We were there for lunch. It is very picturesque, on the terrasse, there is a tree going throught the roof! The decoration is very nice. The menu is also fantastic! I took a crab salad recommended by a lady at the next table and it was delicious! My husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small place, not a lot of parking, but food was good and had an island charm to it. Near lanikai and Kailua it is within walking distance of both.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What can I say about this lovely legend of a gathering place in Kailua on Oahu? I first visited there in 1972 when I moved to the area. It was THE place to go - the salad bar is divine, the seafood is excellent and fresh, the steaks are tasty and done just right. You'll need reservations if you go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-261-4661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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