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Banzai Sushi Bar

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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: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 118
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Try the Hawaii roll

Simple lunch on a Monday after soaking in the north shore atmosphere. Cucumber salad was crisp and refreshing. Hawaii roll was fabulous. Love the macadamia nuts. Cool atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Good service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
psualum98
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Collegeville, PA
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Collegeville, PA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple lunch on a Monday after soaking in the north shore atmosphere. Cucumber salad was crisp and refreshing. Hawaii roll was fabulous. Love the macadamia nuts. Cool atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Good service.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at Banzai for lunch after driving from Kailua to see the awesome surf. Great food, friendly and attentive service, and an outstanding selection of sakes. We returned three days later, and would make the trip yet again if we had the time. Everything we tried was excellent. If you have trouble deciding what to order, try the menu... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Foour of us ordered several things to share. The shrimp and mixed vegetable tempura was the best I can remember having. The shrimp was tender and melted in the mouth. The breading was crisp and flaky. The vegetables were perfectly done, moist and tender. We also had the anuenue roll which was a rice roll with spicy tuna in the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place a funky little place, laid back awesome food and a huge selection of drinks, service is always fantastic cannot rave enough about Banzai one of our Haleiwa favourites.

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Thank smweine
Williamsburg, Virginia
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203 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only sushi restaurant in Haleiwa, we met up with friends here for dinner. The menu was not all that extensive – the usual rolls and sashimi – at very affordable prices. Service staff was prompt and attentive although quite reserved and cool, to complement the restaurant’s minimalist ambience – dark and subdued. The dining area was formed onto an... More 

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Thank Bern R
California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Oahu for 4 days and this was by far the best food in Haleiwa.. Sushi was inventive, fresh, and well executed, with a GREAT Sake Menu. We seemed to order endless plates of Sushi, and appetizers, yet the bill was surprisingly affordable considering 4 adults ate and drank everything in sight. Would recommend to any sushi lover, this... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique. Prices were pretty high but when they bring your order out its too much to eat! Gypza was great and my husband loved the hamachi!

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Thank KM12020702
Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends from the North Shore. Super great service and freshest fish I have had on the island. Great laid back atmosphere, wonderful special rolls and mixed drinks!

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Thank rowzar
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on our first night in Haleiwa. Hands down the best and freshest tasting sushi and poke we have had to this day. A little pricy but after tasting the food we decided it was worth every cent. Definitely make a stop here for a delicious sushi dinner on the outdoor porch. Will be eating... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from Vancouver and know good sushi but this place is amazing! Would go back in a heartbeat--actually went back 2 nights in a row after we discovered it. It's pricey but worth every penny. Great friendly staff.

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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, Asian, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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