Buzz’s Original Steak House: Serving up steaks and seafood for over 50 years

Supporting the community to help Kailua thrive

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Buzz’s Original Steak House is one of Hawaii’s more iconic restaurants. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is at the restaurant in Kailua getting a look at what’s been keeping it buzzing for over 50 years.

“It is kind of like our home, I’ve spent a lot of time here,” one of the owners, Kaleo Schneider says. “We were just this little restaurant by the side of the road that no one really paid attention to. And then in the late ’90’s, the beach opened up. We became this destination for the island.”

Buzz’s is known for steak, seafood, and its salad bar. “We do have a Hawaiian ribeye on the menu,” Schneider says. “We serve three different fish every night, four different ways. We go to the block, we buy our own fish, cut our own fish.”

The most requested table in the house? The one in front of the restaurant’s iconic tree that’s been there since the beginning. It’s also where visiting presidents have sat down to dine!

Supporting the community is important to the steak house. It supports the area schools, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, and the Hawaii Foodbank to name a new. “Anybody that asks in this arena because we want Kailua to thrive.” One of the big things the restaurant does every year is its moon phase calendar. It works with an artist to design it then creates thousands to sell. All the money from that then goes to the Hawaii Foodbank.

“We do little things like that ’cause it matters, ’cause you want Kailua to thrive,” says Schneider.

Buzz’s Original Steak House is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get drinks and pupus from 3 – 9:30 p.m., or enjoy dinner from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. every day. For reservations, just call 808-262-4661.

Buzz’s Original Steak House
413 Kawailoa Road
Kailua, HI 96734

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