Home of the best mai tai on the east side since 1962
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Just across the street from Kailua Beach, you’ll find Buzz’s Original Steak House. The restaurant has been in business for over 50 years, and while it’s known for its delicious steak and seafood, you can’t have a meal by the beach without a drink in hand! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is checking out some of the bartenders’ special cocktails and other drinks.
“We’re probably the oldest restaurant in Kailua, and we probably make the best drinks, hands down,” says Whitney Schneider-Furuya, a bartender at the restaurant. “We’re known for our mai tai. It is the traditional Trader Vic’s recipe.” It’s known as the best mai tai on the east side since 1962.
If you’re more into tequila, Buzz’s also serves margaritas! “We call it a ‘Freshy.’ It’s a fresh-squeezed margarita, we serve it up in a martini glass,” Schneider-Furuya says. And get this — it’s served with li-hing mui on the rim. It’ll to be a local favorite for sure! This isn’t your average tequila and margarita mix, as it’s made with fresh lime juice and homemade simple syrup.
For the coconut lovers, the restaurant has a blended coconut mojito called a “Deez Nutz.” That’s made with Captain Morgan coconut rum, fresh lime juice, coconut syrup, and fresh mint. “It’s definitely fresh happiness in a glass,” says Schneider-Furuya. “It is our most recent drink added to our menu.”
After a day at the beach, you’ll want to stop by Buzz’s for something sweet and refreshing!
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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