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Tanaka of Tokyo East

131 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #168 of 1,922 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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English first
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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
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138 reviews 138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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