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Banzai Japanese Restaurant

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3690 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619
+1 609-587-5454
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went here because we wanted to try a "dinner and a show" - but wound up sick on the way home... not sure if it was the salad bar or the dinner - but we will not go back.

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Thank WBGCruiser
Davao City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I love it! First time trying hibachi was definitely a good experience and love the food and tricks performed at the Hibachi table.

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Thank dominicmartinez
Bordentown, New Jersey
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Came back after quite a while, to this place which, although primarily a "Japanese Steakhouse" with the silly knife-tricks and the tasteless menu, looking forward to what used to be a cozy downstairs sushi bar with great food----only to find that the sushi bar is closed ! We were able to order sushi while seated at one of the huge... More 

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Thank peggy3736
Queensbury, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Never had hibachi before and I'm addicted after the first time. To bad this place is so far from home. But it would be worth a five hour drive 😊

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Thank Heather812ck
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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363 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We used to love this place! We would come from PA go to here but I don't think we will be back. The table and grill were so dirty. The carpets need to be cleaned and the servers need to tell you that they charge for soda refills! We had a coupon and you could only pay cash if you... More 

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Thank yummimummi1
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

It's ok, but getting more than a little over the hill. Everything seems coated with a layer of grease from the flaming hibachi grills going all the time. Good hibachi food, ok sushi in the basement.

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Thank Norm G
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Disappointed and annoyed! I used to go here often and this place has gone so downhill - both in food and in cleanliness. We went here because they had a coupon on Facebook for buy one entree, get one for $1. The coupon said to print it out but someone asked if they could just show their phone and they... More 

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Thank Christine F
angelampowell
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

As strict as the Hamilton Township Health Inspectors are, I'm not sure as to why they've not fined this restaurant or shut them down. The carpet is so dingy and nasty until its utterly utterly disgusting. This place is dark, dingy, stinky and nasty which then makes the food seem the same way. I didn't want to walk out because... More 

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Thank angelampowell
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Avoid, avoid, avoid. Read the one and two stars reviews and you will know the truth. This place has a terrible odor and is not clean. Our server dropped a knife on the floor and picked it up and used it again. He used a dirty towel to clean the grill. The salad bar is beyond a nightmare. The green... More 

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Thank Coffeechip
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is old and outdated. It is located on Quakerbridge Road down from the mall. I've never had a good meal here and I've been here at least 4 times. The best description very mediocre. The sushi has never been fresh. The place has not been renovated in probably 20 years. Head towards Princeton on RT 1 or go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3690 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mercerville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-587-5454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?