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“Great place for a drink” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar

Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-922-2887
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Ranked #180 of 1,789 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: For the past 29 years, Island residents and tourists alike have flocked to the Shore Bird, making it one of Waikiki's most venerated institutions. It's the thrill of the grill that has captured guests imaginations and appetites for more than two decades. Shore Bird is not just a place to eat. Shore Bird is an experience where all guests have a lot of fun! Servers interact with our guests and not just serve them. The over all concept is "Aloha". Guests are responsible for for grilling their own dinner entrees but they don't have to be master barbecurers. An experienced grill hand and a large clock help make the process easy. Here's how it works: Steaks and seafood come to the table fresh on a platter with instructions. Guest are able to season and then prepare their entree exactly to their liking . All entrees include the salad bar, which showcases more than 25 items, such as fresh greens, garnishes, fruits, tako poke, rice, bread and pasta.
Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2005

Great place to stop for a drink when walking down the beach. Great view, the bar is right on the beach.

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San Bruno, California, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2005

I love the Shorebird bar. I missed the dance floor they once had:-(

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2005

This is a wonderful restaurant - there is a delicious buffet and you cook your own meat/fish/chicken. The server will bring it to you raw and will give you the information that you need to cook it to your liking (i.e. 8 minutes per side for medium). As well, at supper, there is a three piece band (usually one fellow with a ukelele) that play wonderful music and requests also. Last year, we went with our three-year-old son and he loved just listening and watching them play. I always request "I'll Remember You" by Don Ho or "Rock A Hula" and they play them with a smile!

You can order extra sides that are not at the buffet, like a baked potato or fries, but at the buffet - there is always pasta, pasta sauce, rice and chili. I think there are also dinner buns, as well as cold stuff, like potato salad, pineapple, and stuff like that. There's always poi too!

It's definitely worth the money and food - but go early in the evening as there is always a line!!

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Louisville KY
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“try this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2005

My boyfriend and I just returned from Oahu, we stayed at Waikiki shore, and one night we decided to try the restaurant next door at the Outrigger Reef. The Shore Bird was one of the best places we have ever ate! When we got there we only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, and we had an awesome view of the beach and Diamond Head even though it was almost dark outside. We didn't know the we had to grill our own food at first, but our waitress was great she told us how long to cook our steaks, and recommended seasonings. The salad bar was huge, we ended up with so much food we only ate about half of our food. It was not even really that expensive, we were definatley impressed, with the food, service, and everything else. I would (and have) recommended this restaurant to anyone planning to visit Oahu!!

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dekalb il
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“shorebird is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2005

My wife, daughter and i stayed at the outrigger reef thanksgiving week 2003 other than the two luaus we went to you could not get us to eat anywhere else. the breakfast buffet was great and the dinner salad bar along with the grill your own meat was super, the waitstaff was great along with the cleanliness. when at home we tend to eat out 3 to 4 times a week and if the shorebird was local it would be more. the views of diamond head are great at sunrise for breakfast and sundown for dinner

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