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Tanaka of Tokyo East

#202 of 1,796 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Waikiki
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131 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
(808)922-4233
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Night out

Great destination for a fun group dinner. Pricing is pretty good and servings generous. They took a photo of us and gave us a free copy which was a very nice touch :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Christine M
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Auckland
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Thought this was going to be much better than it was. Service was good, dated interior and food was about average. Miso soup was hot and we enjoyed that. The salad with ginger dressing was what you would expect. Fried rice was a let down as there were hardly any vegetables in it so pretty much just rice up paid... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great destination for a fun group dinner. Pricing is pretty good and servings generous. They took a photo of us and gave us a free copy which was a very nice touch :)

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New Zealand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The young chef was very entertaining but the food is very average - basically what you get after all the magic tricks and hitting knives on counters is elaborate fried rice! We didn't add on the lobster tails after seeing them at the next table and they were very small. Wine list limited and had to ask for water. Please... More 

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michigan
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218 reviews 218 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We come here on every visit to Hawaii, for more than a decade. The food is pretty average, but good, Teppan-Yaki. Chefs are well above average on the performance level. It's very fun for the kids. I've noticed over the years though that the portions of things like rice and veggies are below average - you get about 1/2 bowl... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's always fun to have your food cooked in front of you and the chef did a good job of making this entertaining. The seafood selection, steak and teriyaki chicken we had was all cooked to perfection. The miso was a little watery. We would have liked to have a little more salad / vegetables for more balanced meals, but... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Tanaka's is definitely one of the highlights of our trip when we go to Hawaii. The food is always amazing & chefs never fail to entertain. We usually go with a large group & they're very accommodating. My nieces & nephews love it. My 6 year old nephew said this place never gets old ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A really good meal prepared at the table by a personable and entertaining chef who put on a bit of a show as well. Our family had a set menu which included a small salad, miso soup, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, bean sprouts and shrimp as well as steak, chicken and salmon that was all was beautifully cooked to order.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a great experience here. Great food. Good show. We were the only Westerners in the place when we went. Added to the fun. Recommend.

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Kenyon, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our group of 13 loved this place! Excellent food, excellent service and entertaining - what more could you ask for! Not one person complained about their food - pretty good for that large of a group. A wide variety of entrees were ordered - steak, chicken, shrimp, lobster, tofu and all were delicious! Even my 10 year old daughter loved... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the tasty dinner. I would definately go again. Try the Mango Mai Tai!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: (808)922-4233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?