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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.


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
Honolulu Pulse: City's best of 2014
Jan 13, 2015
Honolulu Pulse: Buho's Rooftop Masquerade
Nov 1, 2014
Frolic Hawaii: Buho's Rooftop Masquerade
Nov 1, 2014
Aug 5: Grand Opening & Cinco de Búho
Jul 28, 2014
eGlobal Travel Media: Búho Making Waves in Waikiki
Jul 8, 2014
Modern Luxury Hawaii: 50 Finest Restaurants
Jul 1, 2014

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, $3 tapas at chef stations, and drink specials.

This Month

Come and dance the night away under the stars at Waikikis most talked about rooftop, the one and only Buho Cocina y Cantina will be featuring Cabo Wabo Tequila specials all night long in addition to Chef Arturo Silvas $3 food stations. Live music performace from Son Caribe throughout the night in addition to Buho's infamous Taco eating contest (held monthly). Come and see for yourself why everyone is talking about #Cincodebuho.

5-10PM - $5 DRINKS - $3 TAPAS


Waikiki's 5000Mexican Restaurant



2250 Kalakaua Ave

Suite 525

Honolulu, HI 96815