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Banzai Sushi Bar

66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
+1 808-637-4404
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Ranked #12 of 60 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Organic
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Voted one of Oahu's best by Honolulu Star Advertiser four consecutive years, BANZAI Sushi Bar is truly one of Haleiwa's best kept secrets. Tucked away in a back corner of the North Shore Marketplace, casual fine dinning, outdoor covered seating with Japanese-style seating on Zabuton pillows or conventional tables, diners relax all while watching surf videos and enjoy live local musicians on the weekend. BANZAI uses local organic produce when ever possible and has their very own Hawaiian fish buyer who presents himself on a daily basis at the worlds largest Tuna fish auction here in Honolulu allowing them to serve the freshest fish almost immediately. With one of Hawaii's best Sake selections, any sushi lover and sake connoisseur will be in pure nirvana. Dont miss BANZAI Sushi Bar on your next visit to Oahu's North Shore in Historic Haleiwa Town.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We absolutely adored our dinner here last night. We ate a special roll with avocado and spicy tuna that was insanely tasty. But the star of the show was the sashimi. We had the larger selection which was $55 but this is probably what we'd pay in Sydney anyway. The fish is all local and sourced from the fish markets... More

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I eat here about 3 times per month. We always bring our visitors here as we know that we can count on good fresh sushi/ sashimi. We usually have several varying rolls as well as the tempura avocado app each time we go and always leave happy. The service is good and we really like the atmosphere.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were camping in the area and needed a break so we happened across Banzai. We weren't sure what we were getting into because the facade and dining area were not very traditional and a little "funky" but the quality of the food and service turned us into believers. We will drive from downtown to be a part of that experience... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our group of four had dinner last night at the Banzai Sushi Bar. I actually found out about it through a commercial on the hotel's satellite system which I ordinarily do not consider a good resource. However, the surfer town of Haleiwa has very few choices in terms of real sit-down restaurants. Asked directions from some local girls and they... More

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We've been here twice now and both times the food was delicious, fresh, and came out fast! We heard it can get crowded so we made a point to get there for an early dinner around 5. First time we sat at the low tables on floor cushions. It was an interesting way to dine and I'm glad I tried... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this place by accident and will definitely drive back out here to bring friends and family! The decor and layout of the restaurant itself is a little quirky but it fits in with the community of Haleiwa. Food is fresh and menu was well thought out. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and first class!

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We are huge sushi people and loved this place. Very unique flavors and well made sushi. Can't beat fresh fresh fish! On the spendier side but worth every delicious bite. Service was also outstanding!

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Bellingham, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went here on our last night on the North Shore. The food was excellent! Very creative rolls, great prep, great taste. Our service was pretty spotty...took a long time to be seated even though a table was sitting empty, our waitress took our order but several items were missed and we kept having to remind the servers of what... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Friendly service, great food. the right place for any sushi lovers! I love the Maui Wowi roll, the Hamachi Jalapeño and the the miso soup, everything so fresh! andi like also the variety of the desserts.The prices were quite reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. .. I would definitely come back

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

They sat five of us at a high bar table meant for three and the Service was slow. The food was served in stages as it was made, so everyone got their food independent of the other. Three of us were finished eating before the other two even got their order. Giving three stars as the food was good, but... More

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