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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“fried rice” (16 reviews)
“yaki” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second time at this fabulous restaurant and I had brought two friends on their first trip to Hawaii. The service was impeccable and so friendly. We honestly felt incredibly welcome here. The food is not 'just' amazingly entertaining performance art but also...More

Thank Greenups
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our chef was fantastic. Garlic fried rice is a must try if this is your first time! Everything else was delicious too...green tea ice cream was so yummy!

Thank fluffy059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with some friends and had an extremely enjoyable and entertaining evening. The steaks and seafood were of a superior quality and prepared to perfection. The chef we had was amazing and kept us entertained throughout the service, the staff in general were all...More

2  Thank SydSkiers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anthony the server was . on point. He take care of our drinks and what's ever we need. Andrew was our Chef. He was great. He gave us a good and funny show. His cooking was very good and tasty. It was a great experience...More

Thank Ohy P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I decided to visit this establishment while on a business trip. The food was good, but not the best from a Japanese Steakhouse I've had. The place is a little pricey, but I guess the price is on average for being in...More

Thank Marquis W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing experience at Tanakas of Tokyo Central in the WAikiki Shopping Plaza. The service from the staff was outstanding. They were very patient and accommodating being as there were 8 of us and 1 child. Very very friendly as well.The restaurant...More

Thank Nena M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first time visiting Waikiki and we thought we would spoil ourselves with a nice meal at the Tanaka of Tokyo Central. Upon being seated and handed menus the waitress was asking what we wanted to drink seconds after opening the menus. When...More

1  Thank Lilly2377
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I have spent a lot of time in Japan (9 months of life) and also spent a lot of time in Japanese restaurants around the world. This one I would describe as mediocre. Yes the theatre is there as you would expect from tapanyaki but...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute dinner decision and it was a good one! Make sure to make a dinner reservation to get seated right away. The location from our hotel was very convenient. The verdict? It was well worth the walk there and the price....More

Thank msexcie
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My wife and I love good Teppanyaki, and this is our favorite! We have had the hibachi style Japanese all over Japan and the US and this is hard to beat! The food was excellent and the prices were very good for Hawaii. We also...More

Thank David B
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Questions & Answers
Leonie C
29 September 2016|
Response from Nena M | Reviewed this property |
It is casual. It does get a little warm as they are cooking your food, other than that it is comfortable.
Leonie C
29 September 2016|
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4 July 2016|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Yes- I did see high chairs in the restaurant - we didn't use them- but I think there were several chairs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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