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Enhance your sushi dinner with traditional low-table floor seating and an entire menu utilizing sustainable, local seafood and veggies. Tucked away in Hale‘iwa, the restaurant is filled with half low-table seating and half regular seating in chairs made from local bamboo and tables made from reclaimed monkeypod wood. Get your sushi fix with Banzai’s local seafood–bought fresh daily from the fish market downtown–or opt for a plant-based sushi dinner with its Pūpūkea Roll: cucumber, avocado, yama gobo (pickled burdock root) and shiso leaf topped with shiokombu or salted kelp ($12). Enjoy your meal under the dimmed LED lights and don’t worry about the couple of bites you just don’t have room to eat; some of the scraps are recycled to feed local pigs.