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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
Hours:
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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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We are all sushi lovers, and wanted to find a sushi place to try while on our trip. I happened to find Banzai, and upon seeing it had good reviews we headed over. Our food was amazing and had excellent flavors. Our favorite would have to be the Volcano Roll, which was almost too pretty to eat. Service was good,... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Six of us went for dinner, great atmosphere, tucked into a nice little shopping area. Four of us are sushi fans, two were not. By the end of the meal, five were sushi fans. ;-) Husband had the yellowfin sashimi and it was melt in your mouth good. Oh my word! Son had the lemon drop roll which he loved,... More

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We absolutely adored our dinner here last night. We ate a special roll with avocado and spicy tuna that was insanely tasty. But the star of the show was the sashimi. We had the larger selection which was $55 but this is probably what we'd pay in Sydney anyway. The fish is all local and sourced from the fish markets... More

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Edgartown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I eat here about 3 times per month. We always bring our visitors here as we know that we can count on good fresh sushi/ sashimi. We usually have several varying rolls as well as the tempura avocado app each time we go and always leave happy. The service is good and we really like the atmosphere.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were camping in the area and needed a break so we happened across Banzai. We weren't sure what we were getting into because the facade and dining area were not very traditional and a little "funky" but the quality of the food and service turned us into believers. We will drive from downtown to be a part of that experience... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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