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“Soo Ono!”
Review of Banzai Sushi Bar

Banzai Sushi Bar
Ranked #12 of 89 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Soo Ono!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love this place! We go everytime we visit the North Shore. Love the live music on the weekends...prices are good, the atmoshere here is great for a romantic nite out or for dinner with friends. The food is always fresh and delicious! We visited with a party of 6, so we had alot of food at our table. I cant remember all the rolls we shared last visit, but I do remember the Banzai Roll, Lemon Drop and a Red Dragon Roll. All very highly reccomended. Dont forget to leave room for dessert....the Banana Tempura is killer! We'll be back in December!

  • Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“sushi lovers”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

great sushi..and chill place to grab a drink!!! its kinda hidden from the main road in Haleiwa town but its in the northshore market place...an you can eat there while on the surf bus shuttle tour!!

Visited July 2012
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Thank gedayloo1234
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go, go go.”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great local fish. We had fresh ahi, marlin and more. Sit on the porch, tatami or table. Watch surf videos and chill out with really top notch food. Let the server recommend whatever is freshest. You'll be glad you did.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Steve F
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great meal, great ambiance”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Really enjoyed this little sushi restaurant tucked away on Oahu's North Shore. Great food and superb service. Some menu items a little pricey ($4 for miso soup?) but overall good value. Nice little outdoors deck where you can choose to sit at a table with cushions (Japanese style) or chairs. Definitely a good experience!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank wendyholm
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite Sushi Place”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Been hearing about Banzai for months. Visiting our daughter and have to agree - Favorite Sushi Place! Friendly service and the bill was about 1/2 what I was expecting. Family of 4 adults for excellent sushi for $75. Had a great experience! Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Kevin C
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