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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

#123 of 1,796 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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit......but some chefs are rookies

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Reasonable50
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Greenwich, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gabriola Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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312 reviews 312 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We picked Tanaka of Tokyo, for a simple last meal, well the service was spot on, and the food was amazing. Perfectly cooked in the perfect atmosphere Would go back in a heart beat, Amazing value for money and perfect meal sizes

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

The chef was very engaging and the meal was excellent. Rates up there with top hibachi meals. They got us in on very short notice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here with family a few years ago on vacation. We waited 2.5 hours to get in (as we didn't make a reservation) but it was definitely worth it! The food was great. The chefs cook at your table and perform quite an entertaining show from telling jokes to juggling knives to playing with fire. We all loved it and... 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: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?