Banzai Sushi Bar

Trendy Sushi and Japanese restaurant with a unique atmosphere and floor seating

The Sushi Bar

Out on the North Shore checking out the beautiful beaches, like Waimea Bay and Sunset, and looking for a delicious and unique dining experience? Check out Banzai Sushi Bar on the main stretch in Haleiwa. You’ll sense the unique vibes of Banzai as soon as you walk in. The front of the open air restaurant is split into regular tables in chairs on one side, and traditional Japanese seating with pillows on the ground, on the other. There’s also a sushi bar in back and another patio seating area to the side. So pick what kind of dining experience you want.

Once it’s time to order, you’ll have a menu full of traditional Japanese fare to pick from. Delicious pupus, fresh fish, and a full selection of creative rolls you can’t go wrong. Or try the well-marbled Wagyu beef which is served with lava rock heated to 800 degrees to cook it on. Don’t forget drinks! Try the Saketinis, a refreshing sake cocktail served in a Japanese masu, a wooden box that sake is often served in. Your Saketini will be so generously served it will overfill the glass and overflow into the masu. Definitely check out Banzai Sushi Bar where as they say it “Keep it real, keep it raw”.

What to Order at Banzai Sushi Bar

The menu is full of onolicious options but you can never go wrong with these..

Firecracker Roll

Spicy tuna and cucumber roll topped with Hawaiian big eye ahi, white and green onions, sea asparagus, avocado, sesame seeds, macadamia nuts, and a spicy miso sauce

Wagyu Beef

A lava rock heated to 800 degrees served with five pieces of sashimi style wagyu beef that you can cook to your liking. Includes a su shoyu sauce and the special house steak sauce


Sake cocktails served inside a traditional Japanese masu box. Pick from Passion Fruit, Yuzu, and Lychee flavors.

Parking at Banzai Sushi Bar

Banzai is on the edge of the North Shore Marketplace so there’s plenty of spots in the parking lot.