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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

#111 of 1,802 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Waikiki
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2250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
(808) 922-4702
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 7
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  • 12
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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
A polished Teppenyaki restaurant

We had a very good meal at Tanaka. The food was exceptionally tasty and cooked to your expect liking. We were asked how we wanted our meat cooked and how we wanted our fish cooked. Both were delivered exactly as we asked. Our Teppenyaki chef was not the most engaging compared to what we could see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a very good meal at Tanaka. The food was exceptionally tasty and cooked to your expect liking. We were asked how we wanted our meat cooked and how we wanted our fish cooked. Both were delivered exactly as we asked. Our Teppenyaki chef was not the most engaging compared to what we could see around us, however, based... More 

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Congleton, Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We turned up without booking for the sunset meal. As there were two of us we were at a table with other people. Everyone was very nice and joined in with the experience although we spoke four different languages between us. The sunset meal Teppanyaki was $21.95 and worth every dollar. The chef was expert and and included everyone in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Food is good, especially Waygu. It is traditional Japanese Teppanyaki. Chef are all Japanese. Each table could serve 8 people. So they will begin the meal after 8 people get together. Two of us booked and one of them went to the restaurant first. The reception didn't allow to go inside until both two of us arrived.

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant for almost 40 years and it never fails to be entertaining , fun, and delicious! It moved down one floor ( at the Waikiki shopping plaza ) a couple of years ago and is fully updated. Lovely decor and fun atmosphere and the food is always good! Ate there twice on our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had the best time the best food our lobster was cooked so perfect our steak was amazing our shrimp the was fabulous the service was amazing and we have the best Japanese company to eat with we enjoyed ourselves immensely we had so much fun we went three times

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Saved our visit for our last evening in Waikiki. So glad that we did. We were a family of 6 and felt that the value we received for the quality and quantity of the food was amazing. We had the chicken and steak teriyaki meals with calamari appetizers. It was smiles all around. The highlight was our chef and his... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Love, love, love this restaurant. Excellent, customer service, brilliant chef and delicious food! Even the children enjoyed it.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed the food and theatrics at Tanaka. The venue was fantastic.....a lot of cash has gone into the design and architecture. Our meal was delicious.I would reccomended the Matsu steak special. Our only bump was our chef..... we observed others nearby that were far more skilled. All in all....a fun night

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed eating this clean healthy food so much, we went back twice. Such a fun experience for all ages.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were busy shopping and running late for lunch, Tanaka of Tokyo staff greeted us with respect and although we were late for lunch, the Chief Chef welcomed us and cooked for us the best meal we've ever had from such a top notch restaurant.

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Additional Information about Tanaka of Tokyo Central

Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
Phone Number: (808) 922-4702
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: (808) 922-4702

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?