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“Haleiwa's Hidden Gem”
Review of Banzai Sushi Bar

Banzai Sushi Bar
Ranked #14 of 91 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$60
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stumbled across this place by accident and will definitely drive back out here to bring friends and family! The decor and layout of the restaurant itself is a little quirky but it fits in with the community of Haleiwa. Food is fresh and menu was well thought out. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and first class!

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Thank Paul O
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We are huge sushi people and loved this place. Very unique flavors and well made sushi. Can't beat fresh fresh fish! On the spendier side but worth every delicious bite. Service was also outstanding!

Thank Cals R
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We went here on our last night on the North Shore. The food was excellent! Very creative rolls, great prep, great taste. Our service was pretty spotty...took a long time to be seated even though a table was sitting empty, our waitress took our order but several items were missed and we kept having to remind the servers of what we had ordered and what was missing.

In their defense, the waitress was profusely apologetic at the end of the dinner and admitted that she had been 'off her game', and our drinks were comped, which was a nice gesture on their part.

I would definitely go back.

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Thank DocWard
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Friendly service, great food. the right place for any sushi lovers! I love the Maui Wowi roll, the Hamachi Jalapeño and the the miso soup, everything so fresh! andi like also the variety of the desserts.The prices were quite reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. .. I would definitely come back

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Thank tevel
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

They sat five of us at a high bar table meant for three and the Service was slow. The food was served in stages as it was made, so everyone got their food independent of the other. Three of us were finished eating before the other two even got their order. Giving three stars as the food was good, but service and hostess need improving.

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Thank Karen K
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