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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 #11 of 60 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Organic
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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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
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best sushi in the area! Their rolls are creative and fresh. Try the Gnarly Marley, Lemon Drop, and the unfiltered sake. The atmosphere is awesome. They show surf videos and have great live music on the weekends. I love the tatami mat seating too! They have tables as well. It can get pricey but it's worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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israel
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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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Zephyrhills
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Savoy, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Banzai has a nice variety of sushi, sashimi, and rolls. For Haleiwa, the prices were quite reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Service was good and the waitstaff are efficient but not overbearing. They even have a few different types of poke including ahi tuna and octopus. Definitely a place I would go to again.

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Kensington, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was nice — I got the Banzai nigiri sushi and mom got the salmon. The only downside was I don't like mayo in the crab in a California roll. Otherwise the sushi was fresh and tender. The miso soup was excellent, and they had a nice variety of desserts to choose from. I opted for the green tea ice... More

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