Bread + Butter

4.0
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic

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Bread & Butter is an Artisan Cafe, Tapas and Pinot Wine bar, all in one. Our focus is on simplicty and local ingredients. Chef Arnaldo "Masa" Gushiken creates a new experience within every dish. Stop by to sample one of the many delicious items offered, or join us Tuesday for our weekly Paella Tuesday dinner, starting at 5pm - Paella and a glass of wine for $20!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Daily 8:00am - 10:00pm
Last Call 9:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 949-3430
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Arnaldo "Masa" Gushiken
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Parking details
Parking garage is behind the building, enter on Kona St. FREE validated parking.
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Special events & promotions
Third Thursday Wine Pairing Dinner
Join Bread & Butter’s Chef Masa and SWS Sommolier Micah Suderman every third Thursday of the month for a 5 course wine pairing dinner. For reservations go to:
https://www.alohabreadbutter.com/b-b-events.html

Paella Tuesday
Paella and a glass of wine for $20!
Every Tuesday at 5pm
21 & over
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a charming place! We went for the pop up Pac Man experience. The entrees were excellent. The desserts seem to have a hint of freezer burn, but we thought that was due to their efforts to make cheesecake into a Pac Man shape. That's tough to do. The merchandise was cute, but limited in sizes (t-shirts only in medium). Server was kind and attentive.

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JA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service you cannot go wrong. Not a large restaurant so reservations good if you can plan ahead. Validated parking too!

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LS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Didn’t realize they changed their concept. Pac Man wasn’t what we were expecting. Very disappointing. Miss the old menu & wine selection. Not going there again.

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d
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

This was our 4th visit to B + B and was shocked that after making reservations on OpenTable, were not told that the restaurant changed to a full on kid's PacMan theme.

The decor is appropriate for a kid's party and the menu was significantly pared down with limited choices.

The Cream of mushroom soup had no visible mushrooms and the soup was watered down and lacking of flavor and body.

The salads, pizzas were good, the pasta was overcooked and mushy.

We used to enjoy a casual dinner at B + B but will not return again.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It is false advertising on open table. The menu is completely wrong and it is just a plain burger joint/cafe.

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BN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Had reservations. Got there 10 mins before. Kids were excited to try the Pac Store! There was no one in the front to greet or check in with. Waited and waited our children were getting restless. Finally someone came, asked if we had reservations, said yes, told us we can choose which table we wanted. Didn't even walk us to our table. Then our server came, she was nice but then we were told that all the Pac Store desserts and drinks were out but everything else on the Pac Store menu was available. Kids were disappointed but enjoyed the food that they ordered. Prices I feel were overly priced but at least they tasted good. Souvenirs were so overly priced! Nothing worth getting! Thought that there would have been more... the coins that our children were given to play on the arcade was more worth keeping than what they were selling! They actually kept didn't play so that they could keep that as a souvenir! If the food didn't taste good we would have been REALLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

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W
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Interesting pop up concept, PAC Man. That was fun, but they were out of several items on the menu which was very disappointing. Waiter was v nice and apologetic tho. I would give them another try

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the pop-up Pac-Man Store and to try the Pac-Man themed food. We were early for our reservations, but they took us early! The food tasted great, and it looked awesome too. Our waitresses were also great and really attentive. It was a fun experience!

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice high ceilings. Nice and quiet. Easy to get reservation. Easy parking. This place is a hit.

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PC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice selection of small and large plate meals. The braised ox tail was superb! Need to return and check out their happy hour specials.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time, menu changed a bit, was hoping to have the lobster bisque and pepper steak that we had on restaurant week but clam chowder was good and seafood paella was awesome.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My family of six ordered the ahi poke, Prosciutto, and smoked Gouda for apps. We enjoyed it exactly for the poke. You’re in Hawaii so I had high expectations. The ahi was not fresh and it had a very strong onion taste. We also ordered the the clam chowder and found a piece of the shell in it. Glad it was fresh clam but the soup was also very salty. I ordered the lamb chops medium rare and it was well done. I tasted a bite and it was just not bearable so I just sent it back and decided not get a new one because I decided to share with my dad. He ordered the braised oxtail which was rather delicious. So this is what I’m giving the one star for because everything else was subpar. My sister ordered the margarita pizza which she did not enjoy, mainly because it was soggy and the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella didn’t even stay on the pizza. We sent back the lamb chops and the chowder and they didn’t charge for it, which we appreciated.

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c
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I really like the paella at B + B. However, this time we went during restaurant week for their prix fixe menu. We both selected the rib eye steak which was very bland. My wife's didn't even look like mine. Was was a thick cut and dark brown while hers was a very thin cut and light brown. Also, she asked for it to be cooked medium well but it was very well done. They did bring her another steak which was cooked the way she requested, though. I would still go back for the paella.

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SW
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another Restaurant Week selection. Easy reservations via Open Table. Service was excellent through out our meal. Ordered the blue cheese fondue to start and it was very good with their fresh baked bread. We ordered the prix fix Restaurant Week 4 course meal (Lobster bisque, garlic shrimp, peppercorn rib eye, and chocolate mousse) Everything was wonderful. Lobster bisque wasn't overly salty, garlic shrimp almost reminded me of gumbo with the hint of spice, the rib eye was perfectly done and the chocolate mousse was a nice little finish.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good despite the fact that there wasn’t much of it. When bread was offered we got one very small piece each( no butter in sight). Service was pleasant but slow.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for restaurant week Hawaii, and was blown away. Food was fabulous and service was excellent. Price was also good, so 5 stars. There's not a lot of seating, so I would recommend reservations.

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m
Hawaii
72 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapa. Definitely get the tiramisu!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was recommended and I must say it was excellent! We had raw oysters to start with a Malbec wine and beer. We ordered a variety of dishes that was shared family style. We ordered salad, aged ribeye, braised oxtail (my favorite), lamb and seafood paella. We ended the night with a delicious chocolate peanut butter cake and vanilla ice cream. We could taste the vanilla ice cream was made with vanilla beans. Yummy! Will definitely go back. I highly recommend this place! Excellent
f👀d and service!

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m
Hawaii
72 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best pizza on the island! Love their tapas menu. Good selection of charcuterie. Will make this our regular spot after Italian class Sun nights!

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BE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, good food, awesome place to hang out!!

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B
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to have happy hour. It would also be great for a first date because the noise volume isn't that high. The service was great. I had a business meeting here and the server knew when to approach to the table and when to stay hidden. I would def recommend this place from going ina first date to having a business meeting.

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Early dinner nice setting and food. Only one waiter can use one more to help speed up serving and cash out. But overall positive experience will go again. Mahalos!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were able to be seated early. Our severer was friendly and attentive despite also helping a rather large party. Our meal was flavorful, beautifully presented, and sufficiently portioned. Highly recommended!

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried many of the tapas. Enjoyed most of them very much. Some were better than others, but nothing was bad

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for the all you can eat Tuesday paella, but it was mostly rice. Maybe their regular paella dish is better. Couldn't substitute a beer for the Pinot wine and they didn't have anything on draft.

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Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Creative concept sabotaged by underwhelming execution. Simple dishes like these require thoughtful preparation and more imaginative wine pairings. Swing and a miss.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

great food but paella tuesday is far from great. Food was cold and small mostly rice portions.

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LL
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd time there. The pizzas are great! my hubby had the braised oxtail and it was fabulous. Very comfortable and not noisy like most restaurants nowadays. I was disappointed that there was no Father's Day specials and no tiramisu the 2nd time i was there but the food never disappoints.

Should have a kids menu, though.

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WC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Went on a Saturday night and restaurant was empty. At 7pm there were only two other tables. Not sure if it was an off night or it's going down the tubes. Food was OK.

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a
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I first went to B+B 18 months ago, before it won awards... It was fantastic then, and I think it has only improved. Recently we went to dinner with our parents and grandparents. There was something on the menu for everyone, including the paella (always a good choice) and a fish special. A divine wine pairing was recommended. Overall we were incredibly impressed with the quality and value of the meal. Can't wait for my next trip back to Oahu!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Based on the service and food I don't think our group will be returning again. We went for a casual friends birthday dinner during paella Tuesday. Half of our group ordered the paella and the others ordered regular main dishes. The paella was mediocre overall, but the wine was delicious. The main downfall of the night was the service. Our server took so long to take the order for the other half of the table that did not order paella. She then served the paella half 40 min before the other food was ready. The birthday girl was hangry and fuming at that point. Half of the table ate 2 servings of paella before the rest of our party was served. It was a very strange meal.

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FB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good but portions smaller than I expected. Service was mediocre considering the place was empty when we were there. Will go here again and hope for better service.

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M
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great tapas but entrees were cold and served at different times so we didn't get to eat together. Would only go back for tapas but not again for their dinner entrees!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible find. Well worth the effort to find and enjoy this restaurant. Unique spins on tapa offerings. Probably the single best lamb chop i have ever eaten. Clean flavors, lots to choose from. Even the Boquerones (sardines) flavors were really crisp and not fishy at all. I can't wait to return to try the rest of the menu.

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TB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The service was great. I will definitely be coming back and have told many of my friends about it.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food were bland and the presentation need more work. The wait staff were attentive and excellent.

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GL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crettive chefs menu for entrees to follow the tapas. Tapas are on the large size so don't get too many.

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JL
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a small place. It is tastefully and simply decorated. Very nice waitstaff. The food was very good. It wasn't overpriced, but not a bargain either. We didn't know about it until we drove by it and we were attracted to it by just from what we saw on the outside. We were glad we went.

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BM
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The special for the day a tomato cream shrimp pasta was very good. The chicken pate was very good. Caesar salad so-so.

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K
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is outstanding down to the dessert! The all you can eat paella has a good amount of seafood. You also can't go wrong with the risotto or oxtail. Service is friendly and attentive.

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