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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

#132 of 1,831 Restaurants in Honolulu
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An entertaining dinner with good food

I didn't expect to be so entertained, but our chef was very dexterous and very funny, so throughout the cooking of the meal he had us in hysterics. At this restaurant you choose your food from the menu, and the chef prepares it in front of you. There's a lot of juggling and showmanship, which is of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
ShaunaEMR
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I didn't expect to be so entertained, but our chef was very dexterous and very funny, so throughout the cooking of the meal he had us in hysterics. At this restaurant you choose your food from the menu, and the chef prepares it in front of you. There's a lot of juggling and showmanship, which is of a very high... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

There was no way I was going here. We walked past and the manager talked us into going in. This is all teppanyaki so we were very wary as there was no other choices. To cut a long story short it was very good. An entertaining chef mixed with great produce and tastes. Terrific service and a fantastic night. Worth... More 

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Drummondville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's an amazing experience... Excellent food, great service, very good looking and it was clean. You absolutely need to reserve because it's a popular restaurant. It's not too expensive when you see all the food in your plate. Take the fried rice, it's not include but you got to taste !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very good! Late dinner Sunday night was good quality! Kimo the chef was interesting but not too in your face like some places! Not expensive and would definitely return

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Chef cooks the food in front of you. Fresh seafood. Juicy tender steaks and fast and friendly service

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We dined here with 4 adults & 2 children. Originally I asked for a reservation at 5.30, but they told me they were full at that time, so could only do 5pm which we booked. When we arrived the place was empty at both 5 & 5.30, so couldn't quite work that out. Having said that, our table waiter Anthony... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 76 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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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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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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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
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?