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Búho Cocina y Cantina is a modern take on the Mexican kitchen

Inspiration meets tradition where Waikiki meets the sky. Búho offers south-of-the-border classics with an inventive twist, using the freshest local ingredients.

About Us

Fresh air. Fresh ideas. Fresh ingredients.



Mexican food should be more than soggy tortillas and refried ideas. At Búho, we're elevating Mexican cuisine one ingredient at a time. Locally-sourced poblanos, tomatillos, cilantro and lime mix with fresh thinking to reinvent Mexican food and raise the bar. More than street food, it's haute stuff.

Búho's staff of mixologists have created an array of signature cocktails to refresh the palate and remind you that this is no ordinary cantina. Our bar also boasts an impressive list of wines, beers and, of course, tequilas—as well as a full complement of whiskeys and aperitifs. Viva el Búho!


Sister Restaurant

Like Búho, our chic sister restaurant, Shokudo, blends traditional and modern thinking. Japanese elegance and simplicity, combined with cuisines from around the world, create a menu of over sixty dishes. Share plates ranging from the freshest sushi and noodles, to the unexpected mochi cheese gratin, teriyaki chicken quesadilla and Shokudo's signature Honey Toast. And the casual outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax with a full selection of beers, sakes and shochu. Visit for more info.


2015 Hale Aina results are in, Buho Cocina y Cantina and President CEO Hide Sakurai among the evening biggest award winners
Sep 30, 2015
The Lunch Belle
Sep 15, 2015
Honolulu Magazines 38 Best New Dishes and Drinks You Must Try in Hawai‘i
Jul 7, 2015
Frolic Hawaii Party pics: Cinco de Mayo
May 8, 2015
Honolulu Pulse Covers Cinco de Mayo at Buho Cocina y Cantina
May 8, 2015
Cinco de Mayo at Buho Cocina y Cantina
Apr 23, 2015
Valentine's Menu Preview By: Olena Heu
Feb 10, 2015
POW! WOW! Lei-Over opening night party under the stars at Buho Cantina.
Feb 9, 2015
Special Valentines Couples Dinner
Feb 3, 2015
Aloha Street
Jan 13, 2015

Cinco De Buho

Like a street party in MexicoOn a rooftop in Waikiki


Join us every fifth of the month for the best fiesta in town, featuring live music, salsa dancing and drink specials.

This Month: Party w/Pernod Ricard, Son Caribe & DJ ZILLA

Come and dance the night away under the stars at Waikiki's most talked about rooftop, the one and only Buho Cocina y Cantina wil be featuring Avion & Olmeca Altos tequila specials alll night long. Salsa dancing and live music by Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe followed by buhos infamous Taco eating contest (held monthly). Cap the evening with DJ ZILLA as she rocks the house until closing. Come and see for yourself why everyone is talking about #Cincodebuho.

6-10PM - Every 5th of Every Month


Waikiki's 5000Mexican Restaurant

Live Music Daily - 9PM-12AM



2250 Kalakaua Ave

Suite 525

Honolulu, HI 96815








Happy Hour

Bar: 4-7PM

All: 10PM-Close

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