When we say Aloha, we mean it from the Heart

A word packed with so much significance, Aloha has applications for all facets of life, not just in saying hello and goodbye. Locals know the importance of “living aloha” on the islands. It signifies a way of life through unity and oneness with mankind, the sea and da ‘aina. Aloha means love, kindness and that you care. 

At Buzz's Hawaiian Grill we care enough about the food we serve to hand craft our dishes, for instance we grind the chicken, hand slice the vegetables and roll each and every spring roll ourselves. Our Musubi and Poke are made fresh each morning from our family's recipes. The same recipes we raised our Keiki on. Our marinades and sauces are made from scratch because we want our customers to really taste the goodness of Hawaii.

We take pride in the vast melting pot that gives Hawaiian dishes their unique flavor. We are driven to share with others our love for the islands and we hope you taste the love we put into our work. In my heart opening up Buzz's is my gift to those who have not traveled to Hawaii, at the same time it's my way of honoring Hawaii, my friends and the Ohana I miss so dearly. For these reasons we put our heart into everything we do and cook.

Wouldn't the world be a better place with more aloha? Join us in our efforts to spread aloha.

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More About Buzz's


A day in the life of Buzz's

Buzz's Hawaiian Grill is a food truck providing traditional Hawaiian plate lunch dishes to the St. Louis Metro area.

During the work day Buzz's serves island lunches at business centers in St. Louis city and county.

At night and on the weekends you will find Buzz's at your most popular music and food truck events.

A recent mention by Sauce Magazine and the West End Word


We bring the luau to you

There is no better theme than a luau to brighten your day. Buzz's Hawaiian Grill is available for your next business lunch or private party. 

We have several arrangement option to select from. There is bound to be an option that fits your needs.

Click here if you're interested in reserving our truck.There is no better theme than a luau to brighten your day.


Going Green and Blue

In concert with the Hawaiian lifestyle Buzz's Hawaiian Grill is concerned with the earth's water supply, landfills and food source. 

We use eco-friendly bio-degradable containers wherever possible to reduce landfill waste. Not only are our dishes compostable, so are the utensils and the straws we use. 

To read more about our efforts and the green organizations we support click here.

How it all got started

Buzz lived on the north shore of Oahu and worked in Honolulu until moving to St. Louis in 1986. During the long commute each day he stopped at many of the islands plate lunch joints along the way. Some famous such as Zippy's, Rainbow Cafe and L&L Drive Inn. Others not as well known like the Paniolo Cafe in Punaluu. A favorite afternoon stop was Matsumoto's Shave Ice in Haleiwa, or Libby's Manapua on Kalihi St. on the morning commute.

Moving to St. Louis presented a challenge to locate sushi bars, shave ice huts, poke stops, saimen houses and plate lunch cafe's. So much of Hawaiian life is music, dance and FOOD. 

Over the years Buzz and his wife would cook Hawaiian cuisine for their children and friends. It was integrated into their way of life. in 2016 Buzz decided to take matters into his own hands and launch a food truck featuring his favorite Hawaiian dishes so St. Louis could experience the Taste of Hawaii.

Buzz has two daughters and three grandchildren still living in Hawaii. Oh how we miss them all.