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“Go early, eat fish!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buzz's Original Steak House

Buzz's Original Steak House
413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
808-261-4661
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Ranked #12 of 126 Restaurants in Kailua
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Portland, Oregon
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
“Go early, eat fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place gets busy quickly. By 6 pm there's quite a wait. Plus no parking places. We showed up around 5:15 pm, walked in and were seated. Order the fish as suggested by others. I had the mahi mahi and my husband had the monchong, both were delicious. Dinners come with a fresh salad bar - spinach, lettuce, lots of pickled things, huge chunks of fresh avocado. Skip the bread. I'm beginning to think high quality bread doesn't exist on the island. Service was quite good.

Dinner for two, ordering the fresh catch of the day and a glass of wine and beer, came to $70.00. We passed on dessert. That fish was too good to follow with sweets. Check out the sunset on the mountains and/or go for a walk on the beach.

I have to go back for a lychee martini!

Drawbacks: it's rather noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation without shouting. Another reason to
go early. Parking, already mentioned. Maybe park across the street at the beach parking lot. For a restaurant so close to the beach, there's no view unless you sit on theporch and have a drink.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kailua, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“unique restaurant on the windward side”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Buzz's has been a local favorite for many years. It's the only restaurant at Kailua Beach and serves good food. Lunch is good but the dinner with the salad bar is better. Buss's is where Kailua residents go for dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“This is a MUST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

They have the best Calamari Steak ever! Try it...you will thank me. :-) They also had a roast beef French Dip as a special. It too was amazing. Beautiful beach right across the street.

Visited February 2014
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great food & great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A very popular place to eat, you may need to book for an evening table unless you are prepared to wait a short while.

Visited February 2014
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New Mexico, USA
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“Wonderful everything!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

IF you find yourself on the island of Oahu, remove yourself from Waikiki and travel over the Pali Highway to Buzz's Original Steakhouse in Kailua. Right across from famous Kailua beach, the atmosphere couldn't be more perfect. It is a steakhouse, but the fish is incredible. You are on an island, so eat the local fish. You will not find it back on the mainland!! Salad bar is excellent. Huge desserts to share. After you fill up, take a walk on the beach to digest.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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