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Banzai Sushi Bar

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Japanese, Organic, Seafood, Sushi
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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, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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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
Good food, atmosphere, and prices

The sushi was fresh and tasted great. We got the Hawaiian Roll and Seaweed Salad, then the fried banana coconut ice-cream dessert. It was all very good. Nice staff. You can choose to sit on the ground with cushions or at a table. Neat place. I would go back. Prices are normal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Joseph C
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The sushi was fresh and tasted great. We got the Hawaiian Roll and Seaweed Salad, then the fried banana coconut ice-cream dessert. It was all very good. Nice staff. You can choose to sit on the ground with cushions or at a table. Neat place. I would go back. Prices are normal.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Yum! Delicious sushi. The miso soup was a bit "thin" and the spinach appetizer was a bit heavy andsalty. The sushi rolls were excellent. The wine list is very reasonably priced. And, if you are a beer drinker the selection is great. Service is great as well. Highly recommended.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My daughter and I ate there last week. The outdoor seating on cushions was a nice touch and the service was excellent. It's a popular place and the sushi chefs were on their game. I've waited much longer to be served in restaurants not nearly as busy. I recommend Banzai to anyone visiting the Haleiwa area.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant has indoor seating and outdoor seating either at tables or floor. The service by our waitress Yasuko was outstanding, and she was extremely friendly. Some of the sushi dishes are different from the usual, but everything we had was excellent, although not inexpensive. Try the coconut shrimp - entirely different than the usual! We were not rushed.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to Banzai following a suggestion that indicated it was a local's favorite and we were far from being disappointed! The sushi was great, everything was fresh and the price was more than reasonable (especially if you consider that prices are always a problem in Oahu). Anything you should pick from the menu would be probably good, but my... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went on Thursday evening around 730 with no reservations. I was afraid we would have to wait a long time but we actually didn't. (We also went again on monday night about 8 pm and there was a 45 minute wait, reservations aren't a bad idea)There were a lot of people but still a few empty tables. We chose... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had lunch there with a family party of 10. Most of us had sushi/sashimi -- it was fantastic! Very tasty, very soft.. perfect! Several of us had the coconut shrimp -- they said it was the best coconut shrimp they've ever had (I had one too and loved it!). We ordered the seared ahi for an appetizer -- it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Easily the best Tuna Poke I've ever had. You definitely do not want to miss this place if you are staying in Haleiwi! You can taste the freshness. We got the Poke Sampler which was the highlight of the meal. We also ate some sushi rolls which were tasty and the miso soup was delicious. My sister ordered the Fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had lunch here and was craving poki. Excellent taste and they use high grade tuna. A little pricey, but you should not be disappointed. Stephanie, our waitress was excellent. Will be back again.

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Fontana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A friend recommended this spot to us. I was really hard because it sit in the back of the main street. It's small and a little pricey. As far as sushi is concerned, it was fresh and the clean but the wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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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: Japanese, Organic, Seafood, Sushi

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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