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Buzz's Original Steak House

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$$$$
American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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413 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3134
808-261-4661
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 338
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  • 108
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  • 52
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  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A casual setting with good food

There were four of us for lunch. We had The calamari to start and it was delicious. It is lightly breaded in panko bread crumbs and then flash sautéed in clarified butter topped with a beurre blanc. We then had the special burger and the teriyaki sandwich. Again both were delicious. The final fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vivian B
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New Hope
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Auckland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading the good reviews of Buzz's steakhouse me and my boyfriend were excited to go for dinner on our visit to Kailua. We were placed in the back of the restaurant even after asking to be seated outside, but were told nothing was available (restaurant was super quiet and there was obviously spare tables out front, it was only... More 

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Thank oheighton
New Hope
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There were four of us for lunch. We had The calamari to start and it was delicious. It is lightly breaded in panko bread crumbs and then flash sautéed in clarified butter topped with a beurre blanc. We then had the special burger and the teriyaki sandwich. Again both were delicious. The final fish was a Caesar salad topped with... More 

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Thank Vivian B
Leesburg
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked free in their lot but for the beach you have to use the beach lot or park along the street. We spent about $30 for the two of us, which is about the same everywhere here (we do not drink). My husband actually ordered the appetizer coconut shrimp and I got the teriyaki beef, rice and shredded cabbage... More 

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Thank JOANLeesburg
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

and we stumbled across Buzz's. They could get us in immediately (6 of us) which was helpful with two small children. But, no children's menu. They suggested teriyaki chicken or a burger... which may have worked, but with a 1 yr old and a 4 yr old a hot dog or grilled cheese would have been awesome (and easy). I... More 

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Thank TravelinLB
Wayland, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the Kailua location which was great, right across the street from Kailua Beach Park. Food is good but not great. I ordered the fish special, not a steak, and maybe that's why since it's a steakhouse? Salad bar is small but good. It is a much nicer atmosphere outside on the covered lanai so reserve a table... More 

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Thank ME M
Alberta, Canada
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady that runs the bar is the best part of this restaurant, she is kind and makes you feel comfortable. the ambiance is the 2nd best, 3rd is the food. The food tasted fine, the fish i had was a bit bland. The grilled steak was the same. I was surprised of the small portion as I am used... More 

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Thank Familyoffour C
Hummelstown PA
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were touring the North Shore a day and decided to hit up Kailua beach. We really enjoyed the beach, it was crowded but not like Waikiki. We were lucky and found a spot to park quickly. As we pulled into the little town I couldn't help but notice this quaint little restaurant to my right. After... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Morristown, New Jersey
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is always full because the food is excellent, the wait staff trained professionals, and the portions generous. This is a fast moving place with the tables turning quickly as people head across to the beach or just to visit the area. Well executed meals at a fair price.

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Thank robert h
Park Ridge, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buzz's is as Hawaiian as a restaurant can be. Right across the street from the fantastic Kialua beach, it has a local feel and atmosphere that can;t be fabricated. Attentive staff, great food, and worth the wait if necessary.

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Thank Ross R
Orinda, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner at Buzz's with good friends. The salad bar was plentiful and all of our main course choices were delicious and excellently prepared.This is a very busy place, so reservations are a must. Don't miss it!

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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: American, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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