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Banzai Sushi Bar

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66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1452
+1 808-637-4404
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Brentwood, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After our surfing lesson at a nearby beach, we were quite hungry. We found this place by Googling it. We ordered the Mixed Vegetable Tempura appetizer ($15), Rainbow Roll ($15), and Seafood Salad ($24). My husband also ordered a Sake. He enjoyed his drink. The Sushi roll was a bit on the small side. Everything was tasty, but I was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten better sushi and thought it was ok. Certainly not the worse but not the best either. Price is ridiculously crazy for sushi but I guess if you're located in a tourist spot you have to make money somehow. Server was nice though.

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Salem, Oregon
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621 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that rents are rising for restaurants in Haleiwa, maybe that explains the high prices. They seemed much higher this year than last. And the quantity seemed smaller. If you are prepared for the price, the quality is very good. Our Kobe gyoza was tender and succulent. The red dragon roll was delicious. The Ahi Carpaccio was both a... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch after hiking out to Kaena Point. We were sweaty, happily exercised, hungry and thirsty. Gracious greeting and offered choice of zashiki or chair seating outside. Beverages were terrific...both the blood orange and the sjiso leaf cocktails were great. A unique use of shiso! We had the ahi poke, ceviche (striped marlin), and two rolls.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well that we could find! LOL. Had an amazing experience at this place. Sushi was awesome and NOT terribly expensive.

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Goshen, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first time at a sushi bar. It was so cool. You could sit a little tables if you want to get a cool experience . They have regular tables too. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this place! Will definitely go back.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Banzai Pipeline is an excellent sushi bar, located in the town of Haleiwa and not too far from the North Shore beaches, tucked away in a shopping center in the south of town. The sushi and poke here is excellent, great flavors and fresh fish. The poke sampler comes recommended as a starter- a mix of standard shoyu ahi poke,... More 

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Food is good, really like the dessert, ordered two green tea ice cream. Our waitress was very nice and excellent services.

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Stedman, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 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.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 60
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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.

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