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Banzai Sushi Bar

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Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Organic
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66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
+1 808-637-4404
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Voted one of Oahu's best by Honolulu Star Advertiser four consecutive...
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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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome sushi!

We had an amazing and laid back lunch at Banzai. Delicious cucumber salad and great sushi. Go for the non- standard rolls! We had the Crispy Ahi and the Bonzai rolls. Truly amazing and the price wasn't bad either - not cheap but not out of line for the quality. Worth a stop if you are driving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Molly W
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing and laid back lunch at Banzai. Delicious cucumber salad and great sushi. Go for the non- standard rolls! We had the Crispy Ahi and the Bonzai rolls. Truly amazing and the price wasn't bad either - not cheap but not out of line for the quality. Worth a stop if you are driving around the north... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They open at noon Sunday, I was the first in the door. Difficult to find as it's off a busy strip and is not visible from the road. Sat at the bar, chef very helpful and made good suggestions. Among other excellent choices, had a lightly seared local caught Marlin i'd never seen before on the mainland, at the chef's... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere, great selection all very fresh. At the higher end of things price wise but well worth it.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On our last day before flying back to the mainland (not happy about that!), we drove to the north shore and decided to explore Haleiwa. We came across this great little restaurant and had an absolutely great meal! We had sushi at a restaurant in Waikiki and were disappointed because we ate at one of their restaurants in Maui and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We got take out here but the atmosphere of the restaraunt looked great, staff were super friendly as well. Food was excellent and fresh with a huge menu to choose from, we actually had a tough choice deciding, sushi was very creative and we wish we could have tried more. Prices however a little on the higher side, but quick... More 

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Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Friendly staff and cute outdoor setting greet you at Banzai. Large diverse menu with different sushi options. My husband enjoyed the Saki tasting as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I haven't been to this please in over a year because the last time I was there is wasn't even a good experience. Well I went there last night with some freinds, and wow it has changed. The owner Sam has stepped up the service, and particularly the food. His chef is first class, the sushi is fresh, and only... More 

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Regina, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Although it wasn't the best sushi I have had, Banzai offers solid sushi at fair prices. The atmosphere is great as well, I enjoyed sitting on the covered deck, sitting at the traditional lower tables and enjoying the fresh air. Service was average, but good, and in general my wife and I had a positive experience. Being a sushi afficianado... More 

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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 via mobile

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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Organic

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.
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

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