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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

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$$ - $$$
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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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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was bland and very average - basically disappointing and over priced - mainly for tourists - not many Japanese tourists people inside !

Thank Graham S
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide from Royal Star tours, Larry, said this was the best in town and he was right. We had an excellent meal and our grandsons were entertained by our cook, Cody. The prices were comparable to home for the same dishes. Highly recommend!

Thank Paula C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Tanaka of Tokyo with my friends for dinner, and ordered Rib-eye, medium-rare, steak. The chef was not a Japanese - not a big problem - but the way he handles his knife - juggling, catching, etc. - was not Japanese cooking way...just a tourist attraction for non-Japanese audience. It made me sad to realize that a non-Japanese... More 

Thank masarum2016
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our chef was fantastic. He lit his onion volcano and choooed his knives. His wit was good and we had a great time. But the food I thought was overpriced for what it was. I walked around the restaurant and think we were lucky for our chef. Some other tables were sitting there looking as if they were at a... More 

Thank Stuart G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went with 2 families, and friends from Osaka - the chef was NOT Japanese, when asked if they had Japanese Mayonsise or "Yum Yum Sauce"the chef had no idea what we were talking about - !! The waiter was rude , food was cooked in evenly and the experience was rushed and they hurried us out. We will be... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, good atmosphere, friendly staff. Usual entertaining tepanaki display, food was tasty and good amount. We went for one of their banquet style menu's. Overall a great night out but on the expensive side.

Thank Kimberly R
Gosford, Australia
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This restaurant, centrally located, was good value for money. Basic sushi, but enjoyable nonetheless. Easy access, right on the main strip, worth a visit

Thank Susan T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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

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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, 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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