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Tanaka of Tokyo East

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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: Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 4
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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
It's fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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michigan
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michigan
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214 reviews 214 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Because of the holiday season, visiting mainland friends were not able to get a reservation at their preferred restaurant, so their hotel steered them to Tanaka of Tokyo at Kings Village. Located on the third floor (no elevator that I could see) of this worn out tourist trap in the heart of Waikiki, ToT East was OK, but nothing to... More 

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winnipeg
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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