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Banzai Sushi Bar

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66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
+1 808-637-4404
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Carlsbad, CA
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with our 12 year old son, who loves sushi, but it would also be a fun date place. They offer tables, but we chose to sit in the floor cushions. The service was slow, but the food was mostly good. At night they play movies on a big screen. It's a little off the beaten path (but... More 

1 Thank Melissa S
Santa Clara, California
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent sushi in the back corner of the shopping area. Popular, so make a reservation or come early.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually forgot to review this place. My wife and I went here when we vacationed in Hawaii. It was the freshest sushi we had ever had. Relaxing place great atmosphere great food.

1 Thank Victor U
Denver, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an afternoon treat of shave ice, a visit to watch cliff divers and a little shopping on the North Shore...we were hungry. A car full of searches on the web produced this great menu (including for this fish/veggie only family). Upon arrival we were offered table or floor (no shoes), authentic seating. The indoor/outdoor patio ambience kept us dry... More 

1 Thank Ray M
New York City, New York
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177 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sushi/fish is very fresh, the menu is provides many option of various rolls and even for the non sushi lovers, there is something for you. We were ambitious and order 8 rolls for three of us, we rolled out. There are options for gluten allergies. The first time we ate inside at the bar and the rolls were specially... More 

2 Thank JMF521
Anaheim, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful presentation of sushi/sashimi. It was delicious as well. The staff was friendly, and the atmosphere was great.

Thank ryansbadkitty13
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you approach the restaurant the first thing you'll notice is that they have regular tables and chairs to the left of the patio and more traditional Japanese style tables and cushions to the right. They have a lounge area inside but I didn't see it so I can't say what it's like since I sat at the bar. The... More 

Thank Daniel P
Sao Paulo, SP
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152 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've a great meal there paired with sake The sashimi was perfect, and the place is very charming. Some traditional seating (in the floor) and other seating with table and chairs. Worth the visit at north shore market place

Thank Ferrazalves
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with friendly and fast service. The ambiance is nice for a date or a family dinner. We enjoyed the floor seating. Love the open air!

Thank Lauren W
Woodland, Washington
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The first clue that something was wrong was that no one was eating at the restaurant when we showed up right around 5 o'clock. The next problem that arose was that our server informed us they were no longer going to be serving any alcohol. The menu is full great sake options, cocktails and wine, and for some reason none... More 

1 Thank Melissa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?