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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” (35 reviews)
“miso soup” (13 reviews)
“yaki” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came with a large group of 6 adults and 6 kids. Hiroshi made sure we had an entire booth to ourselves! We had 2 chefs who came and cooked right at the table. When I say cook, it was more a show than "meal...More

Thank Renee G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for our last night on our honeymoon. We were very entertained, impressed with the food and the service. Our chef was amazing. We cannot remember his name but he spoke both Japanese and English for guests at our table....More

Thank Klklee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tanaka of Tokyo Central is located on the Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue steps from the beach. This high end teppan yaki style restaurant provides all that is expected and more. The personal chefs are very skilled in the art of entertainment and most importantly, cooking. The...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the restaurants where the food is good on the grill in front of you for groups up to 10-12. It was just my wife and I and so we were seated with another group of six and another couple of two....More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Met some friends vacationing from New Zealand and suggested we have lunch here. We all had the Teriyaki Chicken for $18.75. It was delicious and very filling. They start you off with Miso Soup, then pickled veggies and dipping sauces. Then some grilled shrimp and...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Loved it, good food, great showmanship working the grill. Staff is attentive to your needs. Try the hot saki with your meal. Ahi poke fresh and delicious mmmmm.. Good eats.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty disappointing - for $50 dollars each had hardly any food and got the feeling we were just paying for our chef (Eric) to throw a few bits of meat around in front of us. Wouldn't go back...

Thank alox0811
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for our last night in Waikiki and the found it a great way to end the holiday. The chef makes the night a fun night for all at the table with his entertaining and served up delicious food. Highly recommend.

Thank Shivty
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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 5 September 2017

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
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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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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, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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