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“Not a big fan of salad bars”

Buzz's Original Steak House
Ranked #9 of 145 Restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not a big fan of salad bars”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you are a fan of classic steak houses, you'll love this place. Great steaks, and very good Butter Fish, big drinks, wood everywhere. However we felt the menu was way overpriced compared to other very good restaurants we enjoyed in Kailua. We are not big fans of salad bars and this place did nothing to change our minds. We felt the server was a bit condescending; even though it was our first time in Hawaii, it wasn't the first time we'd fallen off the turnip truck.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Go go go”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Sit at Bill and Hillary's table on the outside around thee corner below a painting or sit where Barack and Michelle sat. I prefer the indoor as flies are kind of an issue outside. The three fish burrito is amazing. The salads delish and fresh and inventive. The staff excellent. Charming reasonable place with presidential mythology. The town is charming and worth a cruise around and then there is the shaved ice place where Pres Barack goes -any local can show you where it is. Love this place!!!

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Potomac, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food and atmosphere excellent, expensive”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I had wonderful sea food dinners of local fish.The prepare it many ways so you can get it as you like it. The service was friendly and, even though it was crowded very efficient.

  • Visited January 2013
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Kailua, Hawaii
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“needs help”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

There's no stripes on the parking lot, so some hogs have 12 feet. A little organization by management and there would be a nicer start to your lunch/ dinner experience. When you sit down, you expect a glass of water, or at least some acknowledgement beyond being given a menu. When you order drinks, you expect them to come before the food does, even if your server says the "bar is very busy" You expect your server to quote the price of the specials, you shouldn't have to ask. If you order a special, server should NEVER return with "we're all out". A server should never try and remove a plate if there is food on it, unless the patron asks. If the table to your right orders a bloody mary and they get celery in it, and you order a bloody mary and there's no celery in it, you just say, "that could happen to anyone"- but when the table to your left orders a bloody mary after yours comes, and theirs has celery, you know there's problems at the bar. But they must be doing something right (not the spring rolls or the Gazpacho (carrots???)) as it's VERY busy and NOISY. The seafood chowdah was good, but what happened to Avocado/cucumber? ONE lady at a time in the rest room?

  • Visited January 2013
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Washington
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“nice lunch, romantic for dinner”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

near some of our favorite beaches on oahu. going to buzz's for lunch is a tradition whenever we venture over to lanikai beach and we have had a few romantic dinners with a stroll on the beach afterwards, maybe their mai tais had something to do with it.

their location on maui is excellent and recently remodeled.

  • Visited February 2012
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