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“Excellent Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Banzai Sushi Bar

Banzai Sushi Bar
Ranked #11 of 88 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We ate here on the way driving back to the Turtle Bay from a day at Pearl Harbor. We got there just as they were opening and the server was very helpful. They had very fresh sushi and some different special sushi rolls. Everything was excellent!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank drnappy
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Waialua
1 review
“This is the place to go with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Every time when i bring friends from germany they "love it" and me too. If you like sushi, this is the restaurant to go

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sascha s
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Thumbs up!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I am not a sushi lover, however my boyfriend loves it!

we ate her around 5 times during our stay of a month at the north shore, my boyfriend loved the place. I was very boring and ate the fish and chips , the sauce they come with is amazing!
Its hard to find if you do not know the area.

My boyfriend is really fussy when it comes to sushi , he said it was the best sushi in the town!

You have the choice to sitting on the floor or on a table which is nice, they have a giant tv showing people surfing which is very relaxing in a strange way

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ChrisTe2011
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New Hyde Park, New York
2 reviews
“Awesome Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

This has got to be some of the best sushi I've eaten. I'm from New York and a picky sushi eater and let me tell you the sushi was fresh and cut generously. It's definitely a hidden gem. You won't be disappointed. Prices are not high considering the quality of the sashimi slices.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Frank L
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seattle
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“OK sushi bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Nice restaurant with great service but a bit overpriced. Hidden in back of small shopping area. A little hard to find the first time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank aneckc
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