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Kula, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We had the sushi/sashimi combination dinner. The food was good & a good value. It came with miso soup & a bowl of rice. The selection is chef's choice & while everything was good, I would have preferred fresh salmon over smoked.

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I've learned the hard way how literally sashimi lovers are in the kitchen's hands. At Sushi Banzai the hands are spotless, the fish is genuinely "sashimi quality", and the proprietors (who are also the kitchen staff) inspire both confidence and a willingness to try new foods. Their knowledgeable, friendly approach to their craft means a superb meal every time. The... More

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Berkeley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is really one of the best sushi restaurants in the East Bay. Small and in an obscure location. I would never have found it if I had not been taken there by a friend. I have returned a few times. It can be hard to get in to as the restaurant is tiny but it's worth the effort.

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berkeley, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We've been going to this place for years. Its our go-to spot for neighborhood sushi. It's not fancy, but its fresh and reasonably priced for sushi. the chef loves to play reggae at the sushi bar, so this place definitely has its own character. they have a 'special roll' called a 'B 29' that we love, its a tempura of... More

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Point Richmond, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Sushi Banzai is a small simple space with a simple menu. The sushi was really fresh and tasty. The sushi chef was very friendly and the atmosphere was casual.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We live in the neighborhood and have been going to this place for years. I've tried many other places for sushi, but this one is the only one with consistently super fresh fish, no "fishy" smell or taste. Raw scallops are particularly amazing here. I take everyone I know.

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

This is my never fail go to comfort food meal in the East Bay. The place is with about 8-10 tables table and a comfortable sushi bar. The sushi chef is very happy and friendly and always seems to be playing Bob Marley music which I consider a major plus. I've seen him selecting his own seafood from wonderful Tokyo... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2005

Food is mediocre at best. The sushi did not seem as fresh as it could be. I ordered a roll and requested no cucumbers due to an allergy. 10 minutes later it was delivered full of cucumbers to my chagrine and the chef refused to return it. Service is incompetent and rude. I love Japanese food, lived in Japan for... More

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Additional Information about Sushi Banzai

Address: 1019 Camelia St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1521
Phone Number: 510-524-6625
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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