Oahu Restaurants

Buzz's Lanikai

  • 413 Kawailoa Rd. Map It
  • Kailua
  • Steakhouse

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Virtually unchanged since owners Bobby Lou and Buzz opened it in 1967, this neighborhood institution opposite Kailua Beach Park is filled with the aroma of grilling steaks and plumeria blooms. Sadly, Buzz has passed on, but you can now enjoy a predinner drink on Stan's Deck, a salute to Bobby Lou's second husband. It doesn't matter if you're a bit sandy and beach bedraggled (though bare feet are not allowed, and no tank tops after 4:30 pm). Find a spot in the cozy maze of rooms, stop at the salad bar, and order a steak, a burger, teriyaki chicken, or the fresh fish special. And leave room for desserts. Get a table on the lanai if you can, especially at lunch, when the menu is a bit less expensive; the view alone makes it worth the visit. If you sit at the bar, expect to make friends. Be warned: the mai tais here are the strongest you'll find anywhere; if you order the "BFD" don't expect to drive home.

Restaurant Information

Address:

413 Kawailoa Rd., Kailua, Hawaii, 96734, USA

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Phone:

808-261–4661

Published 01/10/2017

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