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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Melissa S
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love sushi, and eat it frequently. While we were on the North Shore we decided to try this place and ate here at happy hour one day. We ordered 5 different rolls, and some non-sushi items as well. The rolls were not good. The composition was poor, too much sauce on some, bad flavor combos in others. For being... More 

Thank Karen C
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited the bar was closed down, so it was BYOB. They are working on getting their liquor license back. This wasn't a problem for us, but we wish we had known so that we had come prepared. We sat at the bar are our service was great. The waitress was attentive and helpful and gave suggestions. We also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Banzai was a little tricky to find, but so worth the hunt, as this restaurant totally deserves it's great reviews. Fantastic and friendly service, great cocktails and the best sushi we've ever had anywhere! Beautifully presented dishes (great insta posts). try the crispy ahi and red dragon rolls, tempura shrimp and their salad with amazing house vinaigrette.

1 Thank Matlockmahers
Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty, fresh sushi and great service. Bar was closed when we went (5pm on a Wednesday???). Ended up buying a 6 pack at store nearby and BYOB. Good sushi but actually the best salad I've had on North Shore (house salad with papaya vinegrette). Prices a little high but Quick, friendly service. Tables are a little cramped - recommend floor... More 

1 Thank mommyleta
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216 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice and it was very good both times. Our kids really liked the coconut shrimp. Very nice roll with very fresh fish. They were in the process of renewing their liquor license so no alcohol was available. You could byo if you wanted. Service was friendly and prompt.

1 Thank nmbiela
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A happy birthday meal that was made memorable by way of great good and service. Skip the adult beverages and opt for dessert. :)

Thank Suzanne B
Clarkston, Michigan
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit hard to find but we loved the California rolls. The cost was reasonable. The traditional seating was a surprise. The staff extremely helpful and friendly.

Thank Dennis K
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. However it is expensive. I easily dropped about 100 dollars on food and drinks and did not leave remotely full after sharing with family. However it is all quality here.

Thank Nigel F

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?