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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, great experience. My husband and I really enjoy the dinner! The beef and seafood are highly recommended.

Thank 蕾 雷
Fresno, CA
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was more concerned about my panama hat than their service! Food was OK, service was slow, and portions were small, making the value low. I would not eat here a second time, even though I love Japanese food.

Thank AJGR
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an excellent Japanese Teppankaki experience with chefs who are experts in their craft and add to the pleasure by contributing knife skills and great humor Tanaka of Tokyo in Hawaii is very hard to beat

Thank John W
Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always I went with prior TA reviews & I sure was not let down! This place is a hidden gem on the 3rd floor of one of the many shopping buildings in Honolulu/Waikiki area. Gorgeous & clean inside. We were taken immediately to our table! Excellent service & everyone was so helpful & worked together as a team. Everything... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Michigan and love ourselves some Hibachi!! We went tonight to Tanaka's of Tokyo tonight. Aaron, our chef, performed Hibachi tricks, including stacking 5 eggs high, which I have never seen at home!! We loooove our Hibachi chef at home, but will show him our video for training advancement!! Lol!! The food was scrumptious!! If you like garlic,... More 

Thank Aladc
Gold Coast
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

They deserve their reputation. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was good. We had a large group and they handled it well.

Thank Yvettesaf
Auckland, New Zealand
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a delicious meal at a table of eight and we were entertained by our amazing chef. It was a really excellent meal for the money and well worth it. The restaurant is run like a well oiled machine and we were delighted.

Thank SweetM0lly
Noosaville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The chefs are good entertainment, we were with two other couples we didn't know but by the end of dinner we were all talking and laughing. Foodsizes are small but the food is fresh and delicious. Not a place to sit and enjoy talking after dinner.

Thank Zenshideaway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I tried to make reservations to Tanaka while on vacation in Oahu. They have three locations in Waikiki. You have to request a time online and they get back to you. I tried to do that but there did not have any times. I got a call from Hiroshi later that day. He told me that the whole restaurant was... More 

Thank Robert M
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I love meals prepared in front of me while the chef is cracking jokes and flipping tools. Their food was great just smaller portions than we usually get a competitors. Great chef though.

Thank Dolsen9999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4702

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