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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

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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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed here,small portions,very expensive,not a lover of miso soup. No wonton soup. Not a big selection of prices we could afford

Thank megabyte13
Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The service was excellent. They take care of their customers. Our chef was primo. All other who helped were right on top of everything. Very entertaining also. Would highly recommend.

Thank DaveandSue P
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The food was absolutely beautiful however, the best part was how entertaining the chef was. He was really funny and kept us all entertained the whole time Would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Phil D
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dined here as a group of 8 for a birthday celebration and the food and service was excellent. Great entertainment at the Teppanyaki plate with chef Tai. There was plenty of food and a celebration birthday cake was provided. Great place for a group.

Thank OliDaze
Boston, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Tanaka after reading the reviews and wanted to compare them to another Japanese Steakhouse we had been to a few nights before. We had the Shrimp and Steak and Chicken dinners. The salads were fresh, the soup bland, fried rice excellent, shrimp ok, steak and chicken were also ok. The chef and others were... More 

Thank Bill A
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me by taking me here for dinner for my birthday. First, it was really fun! Several people share a table that surrounds a cook and the cook puts on a show while cooking. Ours was talented and funny. It was amazing what he could do with rice bowls! My boyfriend and I shared a shogun set with... More 

Thank cestunereverie
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We really enjoyed eating here on the last night of our holiday as a 'treat dinner' after lots of food trucks and local markets! Our chef was awesome (Thuy I think his name was) and the food was great. Really enjoyed the company of others at our table. The dinner may look pricey but when you consider you are getting... More 

Thank hanamiko
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a teppanyaki restaurant. Whilst the food was quite good, the staff were upsetting far too much. We were a party of 12 - 4 adults and 8 children. For the kids set meal, the children have to be under 8 which is very young. So to keep costs down, we planned to share a meal between two. We... More 

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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