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“Great show, excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tanaka of Tokyo West

Tanaka of Tokyo West
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96814 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
(808) 945-3443
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Ranked #90 of 1,792 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great show, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

It was an interesting experience. A lot of excellent food. Table of 10, a chance to meet new people. I really enjoyed the shrimps, the best I ever ate for a long time. My husband tried sirloin and lobster and he really liked it. Food cooking was perfect. Try hot sake!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great tepenyaki and a convenient location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Wonderful service and convenient. A nice diversion from shopping and good with children.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Tanaka of Tokyo looked good, but the experience was poor. Biggest complaint was that both the chef and the person who brought the main courses forgot my entree. How can a person who is cooking for four people not notice that the main course is missing for one of them. It seems to me to be beyond stupid. He apologized, but it lacked any sincerity. He then tried to rush and give me salmon cooked rare, when I had ordered it medium. When I asked for it to be cooked more, he tried to act like that was the way I orderd it. The quality of the salmon was average. My wife had chicken and super steak, which tasted good, but the quality of the meats was below par. They give a little show at the grill, which is the nice the first time you see one, or to take someone who hasn't had the experience. The meals all came with soup (good), salad (very small), and appetizer (small), which is nice. Dinner prices ran from $24 to $75, approximately, plus drinks. The restaurant is a 3rd or 4th floor walk up.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, great service and lots of family fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Tanaka of Tokyo is a fun place for dining with kids and family! Service was impeccable and friendly (the aloha spirit). Fixed menu is definitely good value for Hawaii and Ala Moana location. The kids enjoyed the chef's jokes and performance. Definitely a place I would return to.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Top Teppan Yaki Restaurant in Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I've enjoyed Tanaka of Tokyo's food, atmosphere and service for over 15 years. The "West" restaurant is in the top level of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. The staff is well trained, attentive and welcoming. The menu is consistent with steak, seafood, poultry and all of the side dishes prepared on the table top grill. Quality and value are excellent.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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