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Tanaka of Tokyo East

131 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815 (Waikiki)
(808)922-4233
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Ranked #169 of 1,912 restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had dinner here with business colleagues on a recent weekday evening. We made reservations for our party of 8 about an hour before arriving and were seated right away. This place was not easy to find; it's up two flights of stairs in the inner courtyard of King's Village shopping mall off Kaiulani Avenue. Tanaka of Tokyo is a typical... More

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usa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After having a bad experience a couple years ago, we decided to give this place another chance. This time, everything about the dinner was excellent. Food was awesome, our waiters and chef were extraordinarily, and we left with smiles on our faces.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had four adults and a six year old and had a great time with the Chef always entertaining .We actually went back four days later and received our 10% discount offered after our first night The meal includes side orders as standard ,although smallish very good .Full side orders are available if you are a big eater and the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from family for our Anniversary and we had a fantastic time. The chef put on a great show and dinner was cooked to perfection.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We went to Tanaka of Tokyo East tonight. Our reservation was at 7:00 and we were seated promptly around a large hibachi style table that seated approx. 18 people. A family of 3 was seated at our table shortly afterward. The waitress took our drink orders, answered menu questions, and then we waited for a chef, Jonah, to cook our... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is actually the second time we dined here. We discovered this restaurant back in 2010 and try to eat here on each visit to Waikiki. The location is in King's village and this time we had a stroller with our 11 month old daughter so if that is your situation you will have to run up the stairs and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent food being prepared directly in front of you including chef's great performance. Not only traditional Japanese food is served, also delicious steaks.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Tanaka East. The tempenyaki chef was highly skilled. The host and hostess were most welcoming and all servers spoke English and Japanese, which was most impressive. My only negative comment would be that the grill area seemed rather outdated and it was difficult for 2 chefs to work comfortably.

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