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All 61 Haleiwa Restaurants

Banzai Sushi Bar

66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
+1 808-637-4404
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Ranked #11 of 61 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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Toronto, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The chef of this restaurant is a master at making sushi. Everything was delicious - one of the most unforgettable meals of my stay. The Banzai Roll rocks!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Was recommended by a local contractor on the north shore... Great atmosphere, friendly staff and phenomenal fish! Sushi rolls were beautiful and tasted even better with the fish smelting in my mouth! Red dragon roll was a favorite. They have low tables for authentic feel was great but little rough the knees and back but worth the vibe!! We drove... More 

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Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you are looking for a sit-down, full service restaurant, this is good choice. There coconut shrimp are large and come in a light tempura batter, but are light on toasted coconut. Rolls were good. Gyosa tasty.

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and great drinks. Haven't eaten sushi this good since Japan. Sushi chef is a seafood expert from Japan by the way. Puts other places to shame. And talk about star power. Don't be surprised if you are seated next to a Hollywood or music star. Go now. A must if in the Oahu northshore

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This resturante is in the north shore area! One of my favorite areas so far. Banzai was a great! The environment was so fun! It was very authentic. We sat on the floor on comfy cushions. They displayed during videos in the back. The drink was good, but nothing particularly spectacular. For an appetizer we had sweet potatoe fries in... More 

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Antibes, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

John and I love sushi. We went to Banzai without expectation but looking forward to some fresh fish. The food was pretty and colourful to look at and absolutely delicious. From the seaweed and tofu starters to our favourite red dragon roll. Our entrees took a while to come out because our order went in behind a large tables order... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Late lunch- enjoyed great food with wonderful service. Excellent presentation. Drinks were cheap but food portions were small. Expensive overall.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We dined at Banzai Sushi Bar on Nov 14. Service was very good. Food was above average, however, portions were relatively small and overpriced. Decor was OK, however inadequate provisions for small children (no booster seats). This is obviously a popular restaurant since it was very busy at 7:00 PM, however this may reflect the lack of evening dining facilities... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Oh man, I've been waiting to review this restaurant! First off, Marie! Thank you for such an amazing experience you made these virginians feel right at home I hope you have a great rest of your pregnancy! We had a couple of drinks and some amazing sushi, I think my heart stopped when I tried a piece of the Hawaiian... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you are on Oahu - you must get yourself here for amazing sushi! We made the drive from Waikiki & it was worth it. The area alone is worth exploring & this restaurant makes the trip worth it. In the north shore marketplace set back from the road, you will find this smaller restaurant. Service is good & sushi... More 

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Additional Information about Banzai Sushi Bar

Address: 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
Phone Number: +1 808-637-4404
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Organic

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