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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 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Stedman, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Banzai has a large menu with easy enough descriptions and their staff was great. The rolls we ordered were amazing and we would def go back for more! Note that we went on a weekday before the dinner rush so we didn't wait long for anything. I've heard they can get really busy.

Thank ryther27
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coming here every time we stay in the north shore! Delish looks shashimi and super fresh ahi rolls. It's very reasonably priced, super healthy and a huge menu to pick from.

Thank kirra_aimee
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted to eat some Japanese food and were attracted by reviews. The service was great, we sat on the floor tables which was kinda cool. We got the poke which was ridiculously small. Still hungry so we got a sushi roll. It was fresh and ok but it lacked taste. We got something else that I don t remember.... More 

Thank paulamf2015
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Love the coconut shrimp salad with the wonderful dressing . The sushi was really great also! One can spend alot of money here on sushi. But it is one of the better places in Oahu. Go to the coffee shop after and buy a pound of North Shore blend to take home! It is so good. I also bought an... More 

Thank Discover
Milford, New Jersey
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our resort. We loved it so much we went three times. The sushi was divine, and the coconut shrimp was so good I had to have it again. My husband also repeated his moon fish. The servers were friendly and attentive and made you feel welcome. I wish this restaurant was closer... More 

Thank Sonia F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We came here with our family to have dinner and had to ask for items over and over again. It felt as if the servers felt they were doing us a favor by being there. The sad thing is we would have ordered more food and drinks if they just came around. The food was awesome and the octopus sashimi... More 

Thank Heather C
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great seating, since you can choose from regular tables or asian style floor seating. Great service, even better food! Definitely recommended!

1 Thank 01MW08
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Party of 2 adults, teen girl, 8 yr old - we shared the seared ahi salad, poke sampler and the tempura banana dessert. Service was quick, pleasant and the atmosphere was very chill. - 8 yr old loved the marlin poke - traditional poke was not as tasty as I expected - it was if it was missing an ingredient... More 

Thank pdxstone
Freeport, New York
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very good authentic Japanese seating on cushions on the floor take your shoes off and relax. Varied menu good choices. I started with cucumber salad with seaweed and then had sashimi trio which were both excellent. I continued with a lightly fried calamari salad which was delicious, the dressing was good everything fresh and tasty. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful.... More 

1 Thank Dawnlive2travel
San Antonio, TX
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting the North Shore of Oahu and we stumbled across this little sushi place. The quality of the sushi was wonderful. Service and recommendations were also excellent. They even have the ability to sit traditional Japanese style on the floor with mats (although this did get uncomfortable after a little while). Highly recommend.

1 Thank RP_DP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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?