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Tanaka of Tokyo East

#142 of 1,917 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Waikiki
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150 Kaiulani Ave. 1st Floor, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
18089224233
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 56
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  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 0
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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
Great service but expensive!

Kimo our cook and Ben our waiter were so awesome! Kimo made us feel so welcome and he was awesome on the grill! A liitle disappointed that you only got a small portion of food for the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KM12020702
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Leesville, Louisiana
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Moscow
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202 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and funny tepanyaki. I ordered a set with extra large new-york steak (36$). They serve it with miso soup, rice and fried vegetables, desert and tea. The cooker was funny and professional circus artist. The meat was fresh and delicious! And they even have unfiltered sake (28$) which I love the most.

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Leesville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kimo our cook and Ben our waiter were so awesome! Kimo made us feel so welcome and he was awesome on the grill! A liitle disappointed that you only got a small portion of food for the price.

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Thank KM12020702
Tokyo, Japan
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner. Prices are reasonable, especially for Honolulu. Our chef was delightful. I would say that the portions were a bit smaller than we expected, but it was a lovely way to end our stay in Hawaii.

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Thank Nancy P
Vancouver, BC
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We recently stayed at the Ohana East hotel in Honolulu. This restaurant is on the ground floor and my husband suggested it for dinner our first evening there. The dinner was the highlight of our stay. I'd never experienced this type of place before and it was a delight, The food was excellent and the showmanship of the chef astounding.... More 

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Thank LennyVancouver_BC
Consett, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Good food cooked at your table by very entertaining chef. Value for money meal in clean comfortable surroundings.

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Thank rosebud30
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We were serviced efficiently and friendly. Good food and show, as we actually went twice to the place. Definitely one of the best places we tried in Honolulu.

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Thank Giancarlo P
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The chefs put on a great show for you, very entertaining. Food is quite good considering it's mainly about the entertainment. We didn't have reservations but got right in without waiting. Definitely try this out when your in Waikiki.

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2 Thank S V
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great food, spent 2 birthdays at a Tanaka in Waikiki now. Both times our group was anywhere from 6-10ppl. Very happy with the service. Staff was very helpful, talkative and tentative. Only suggestion I have is if you are not a garlic fan then you should ask the cook to go easy on it.

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1 Thank Edgar12345
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We went to Benihana's last time we were in Hawaii and they no longer use fire while preparing the meal. The onion volcano with a laser light just isn't the same. We had been to a different Tanaka location before so we tried East this time. We are so glad we did! This will be a must do every trip.... More 

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Thank CindyColorado
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had a lovely night fresh food cooked in front if you great value such a large restaurant with brilliant chefs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Kaiulani Ave. 1st Floor, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 18089224233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?