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3914 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
+1 512-323-2151
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Read great reviews about Banzai and stopped for some sushi. I was pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the prices are. Tasted their popular ramen bowl and a sushi plate. Although I've only had ramen once before I can confidently say this was the best ramen I've ever had and will. Be surprised to find better. The sushi held its own... More 

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Aberdeen
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Banzai with family. One orders food on arrival, from an extensive menu, and it is brought to you at the table. My wife and I had the day special which was red curry, chicken for my wife and tofu for me. It came with a drink and miso soup as a starter. We also had a serving of edamame... More 

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Thank Martin_Doc
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

First time going out for ramen noodles! This place was so delicious and so cheap. I got boba tea and ramen noodle soup. Yummy!

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Thank Melodie C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Upon entering Bonzai, I was not impressed by the ambiance of the restaurant. The food is overpriced for its quality. The approximately $10 Beef Yakisoba was not worth it. There was very little beef on the plate and the dish felt almost like an appetizer. Additionally, they only provide plastic cups. It felt like a fast food restaurant. But, on... More 

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Thank Mateenreviews
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185 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Banzai offers good sushi at fair prices. We enjoyed four different rolls and edamame beans. Everythings was delicious and especially the shrimp tempura roll was outstanding. Totally recommendable. We had take out food so I can't say anything about the atmosphere or the service.

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Thank MJF-USA
Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

I have been going to Banzai for the last 10 years. I really like Banzai for many reasons. Here are some of the reasons: 1. Great lunch specials that are cheap and delicious 2. Yummy noodles including the spicy ramen and tempura sobaB 3. Location is second to none across from the Central Market 4. Chilled atmosphere and the Spanish... More 

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Thank MyungJoo
Austin, TX
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

This has been a great sushi dining option for our family for years. Consistently good, fresh and fast. The owners are very sweet and the staff makes you feel welcome. Conveniently located across the street from Central Market on 38th. Go, you will make it one of your go-to's as well.

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Thank moykl
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We've been here about 8 times at least. Love the bubble teas, I like them made with almond milk. You order at the counter and then staff bring you your food, drinks, water, cutlery etc. I love the sushi here, with vegetarian rolls costing just $3.99. We also love the hot edamame to eat as we wait on our main... More 

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Thank blueblackbackpack
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is my favorite sushi spot in Austin. They have some really interesting vegetarian options that I've never seen anywhere else- jalapeno tempura and AC Maki are the best, plus really tasty traditional sushi rolls. It's very casual and inexpensive with great lunch and dinner specials that come with miso soup and iced green tea. You order at the counter... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

Tonight I did a search for Sushi places in Austin. To my surprise I found a long list of places. So I picked Banzai. It is a self service order as you walk into the restaurant, which is not bad if the food is good. I tried a sushi roll special that came with miso and ice tea. I also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3914 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-323-2151

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?