Mar 13 2023
53 By The Sea |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

53 By the Sea


Company Information

53 By the Sea is one of the island’s premier fine dining experiences with sweeping views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the rolling surf at Kakaako. We serve Hawaii Regional Cuisine which utilizes local products, support local farmers as much as possible, and uses modern cooking techniques. Here at 53 By the Sea, we strive to provide an elevated level of service through our core values and ensure that each guest receives authentic hospitality.

Position Overview

The Busser upholds Ocean Investments, LLC’s company Core Values, Vision and Mission. The primary responsibility of the Busser is to support the servers in maintaining a steady flow for service. The main responsibilities include clearing and setting tables according to the house standard, communicate with the servers and maintaining cleanliness on tables and surroundings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with the servers in order to properly service the guests’ needs.
  • Maintains knowledge of the menu, drinks and wine menu.
  • Clears tables properly, following and upholding the standards of the house.
  • Resets tables in an efficient and elegant manner.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work areas throughout the day, always having the “clean as you go” mentality.
  • Keeps the “bus station” in order to make sure that everything is in a precise way, such as shelves, coffee station, glass racks, silverware, and linens.
  • Attends and participates in mandatory staff meetings and classes.
  • Supports with on-premises and off-property promotions for the restaurant.
  • May be filmed or photographed by the restaurant for marketing, recruiting, educational or other purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the managers and supervisors.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 1 – 2 years of related experience

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must posses knowledge of sequence of service
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Liquor License (Must be obtained upon hiring)
  • TB Clearance

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for hours at a time; walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, taste, smell, and use hands to handle and feel; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
  2. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to up to 50 pounds.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
  4. Close vision (clear vision at least 20 inches or less)
  5. Distance vision (clear vision at least 20 feet or less)
  6. Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  7. Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  8. Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  9. Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


  • Health Insurance (Dental, Vision, Prescription, and medical) *Must meet eligibility requirements 
  • Personal Holiday (After completion of orientation period)
  • PTO (after 6 months of working)
  • Bus pass reimbursement program
  • Various types of discounts such as cell phone (AT&T), rental car (Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, and National), gym membership (24-hour fitness & UFC Gym), discounted movie tickets, and much more!

To help expedite the hiring process for restaurants and food handling positions, we request that all applicants have the following documents prepared and available for submission:

  • State of Hawaii required Tuberculosis (TB) test with satisfactory results, more info here: https://health.hawaii.gov/tb/state-tb-req​uirements-2/ 

At Ocean Investments, we welcome and value the diversity of our team members and those we serve. Ocean Investments is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us at [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. 


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.