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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 #158 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had a great time here. Amazing food, delicious flavors, and very entertaining. Our chef Jeremy was fantastic, he certainly put on a show which we loved. Would certainly recommend going.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I were in Honolulu last year and went to Tanaka of Tokyo for dinner. The service was awesome and the food was very good. The assistant manager gave us a card when we left and invited us to come back again. Its not too often you visit the same restaurant more than once on a vacation, but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Cheap and good tappanyaki, best to book your table. Good wine at cheap price too ! Meat excellent for the price...

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fantastic food experience with chefs who make the food in front of you, and very cheap relative to the other restaurant around in the same area and with the same quality

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Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. A great show by the chef. These types of restaurants are always enjoyable. And the food quality was great. We enjoyed being seated with three other Japanese groups of two and got to know them a bit. That is the nice part about Tanaka. You can meet new people, if you desire, even if... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The spectacle of your personal chef preparing each course of your meal in front of you with amazing tenacity and accuracy because of his knife skills was fantastic. The display of each course as its own show was fantastic and we especially loved the volcano onions! Our chef Chris was masterful, entertaining and a great cook. Highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is essential to make bookings because this restaurant is very busy. The food was really delicious, the staff was very friendly and fun. we had dinner twice in Tanaka during our eight days in Honolulu. It is strongly recommended!

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Swan Hill
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the "show" was wonderful. It was our 8 year old's first teppanyaki and he loved it. Be sure to make a reservation. You can request to sit with others speaking your language and they will try to accommodate you. We were a party of 6 (including 2 kids) and everyone was happy.

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Vancouver, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are many reviews of this place, so I will share something others have not. First - I always thought Japanese teppan kind of tacky in most U.S. cities. Not this one. The atmosphere is just right. The service is impeccable and all of their chefs are amazing. Second - spend the $3 extra and get the fried rice. Trust... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Starting with the hostess heading over to the bartenders and finally to the table side chef and great food selection it was the best meal we had all week in Hawaii. We each (4 of us) ordered a different selection and everyone was pleased on their choice. The Chef/Entertainer kept us involved and eager to see what he would do... More 

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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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