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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815 (Waikiki)
(808) 922-4702
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Ranked #123 of 1,916 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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74% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

EVERY staff member was fully bilingual- English and Japanese! The food was so much fun to see prepared and so delicious! My kids loved the experience! The chef was also a musical genius! Expensive, but HELLO, Honolulu seafood and steak! It was worth it! A professional photographer sold us a nice photo of our family as well. Fun time! Reservations... More

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middleway wv
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not sure when they moved but I don't like the new location as well as the old one. It seemed more Kobe than tanaka. The food and the service were great so although I miss the old location I would eat here again.

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very attentive staff n nice food. Fun place. Pricey but this is Waikiki beach where everyone charges premium prices. It's a great experience definitely. But if u are on a budget you should go somewhere else. But Cheesecake Factory is not that cheap anyway. And you would want something different when u are on vacation right?!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came with a large group from Texas. Much like many of the other Japanese Steakhouses in the States. Very upscale on atmosphere and service, Food was fantastic and the table chefs were amazing but not much more that others of this type. Great fun for a larger group and the kids got very excited to explore the restrooms of all... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Love this place, I always order, steak and shrimp, and it's cooked to perfection, the show is amazing, our chef was a people person and also very professional! Can't wait to go back!

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Ventura County, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had planned on taking the family to Benihana's but someone recommended Tanaka of Tokyo so we decided to try them. I am really glad that we did. The food was as good, if not better. The show was amazing...both our chef and the chef next to our table put on an amazing and very interactive and fun show. My... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food was THE best and whilst not cheap, nor was it over the top, The chefs show as they cook is great fun, and it was more fun than we thought to sit with others we didn't know.

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had been to one of the other Tanaka's before and they all do a good job with the service and the food. This one is located on an upper floor of a high rise building. You pick up the phone and they send the elevator for you. It was really busy so we had to wait in the bar while... More

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Muri, Cook Islands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Chris the Chef was entertaining, amazing to watch and a great cook. The food is the best we have ever had. Lovely place, A1 . and professional staff. Can not fault it.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had the shogun set here, and it was great. Not the absolute best teppanyaki I've ever had, but it was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. The space is quite nice inside, dimly lit, with a lot of space between each big table. We would definitley go back, and would definitely recommend it.

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