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Tanaka of Tokyo East

131 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were seated with 6 other people at a large half mood table, since my partner and I are vegan, we opted for a vegetarian dish with tofu, and so they were sure to cook all the veggies first for us with no butter and then proceeded with the meats for everyone else. I will say, they veggies could have... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visit this restaurant on every trip to Waikiki. The service is great, and much more authentic than similar restaurants on the mainland.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Delicious food and great staff, we really enjoyed our visit! The way they cook for you, you will be sitting around and seeing when the food is being cooked 👍

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Ft. Lauderdale
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Being a big fan of tepanaki cooking, (hibachi) this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Sans reservations, two of us arrived at 8:15PM for dinner. Understand that seating for this type restaurant usually requires a minimum of 3 or 4 people. After a few hurried phrases back and forth between the staff,we were seated immediately. This is a relatively small seating area... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good food, fresh and nice. Waiters are a bit inexperienced we ordered way too much for four of us and he should of told us that when we were ordering. Will go again, nice clean tepenyaki place. Expensive!!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our chef was really entertaining and friendly. Unlike some teppanyaki in Australia where they toss food at the diners, there was none of that here, much to our relief. Our server was on the ball and looked after us really well. We had a lobster, steak and scallop combo which was only about USD45, which we thought was amazing value... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We just loved the entertainment by our lovely Filipino Chef, making volcanoes out of onion rings and creating huge flames lick up to lots of applause, and cheering. Our food was delicious and we thought very good value for money. The staff are pleasant and it was a well run restaurant. It was nice to have a meal without batter... More 

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232 reviews 232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Tanaka East for dinner on a Thursday night to celebrate a birthday. The Good: Chicken was good. Prices reasonable considering it’s Waikiki. They do a nice job with birthday celebrations. Very convenient to the hotels, especially the Hyatt which is right in front of the small shopping center where Tanaka East is located. They come round to... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are here on our last night in Honolulu. They prepare your food there on the flat grill. If you are familiar with Benihana's or similar style where they cook in front of you, then you get the idea. Very classy place. Service was great and the hosts were very accommodating.

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Fort Worth
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We decided to try this place out while out and about. We were walk ins and told it would probably be a 15 minute wait. Unfortunately, the wait ended up being quite a bit longer. Definitely recommend reservations as those got seated immediately. However, they did provide us with free drinks while we waited. When we were seated, there was... More 

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Additional Information about Tanaka of Tokyo East

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

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