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Tanaka of Tokyo East

#157 of 1,787 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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150 Kaiulani Ave. 1st Floor, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our 20th wedding anniversary, which was the reason for our first ever visit to Hawaii! We arrived at opening and so had a table with just us. Which was nice! The chef did a great job and had good flare. I suppose that part of it would of been more had there been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extraordinary tepanjaki experience with Head Chef Lester, not only a great cook but a funny and entertaining chef with great stories, who made the tepanjaki dinner excellent not only because of the food but also because of the fun. Food included full meals with sirloin, lobster and chicken and great sides of salad and miso soup as well as unlimited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Tanaka of Tokyo for over 30 years and have always been very pleased with the food, service, and atmoshere. The Teppan servers are skilled and put on a performance while cooking your meal to perfection. Their tropical drinks are terrific

Thank Ron K
Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Food and services were good, chef Kamehameha's performance was excellent! All of us had soooooooo much fun and laugh.

Thank CenizoTD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Have visited here many times and food has always been great. Service is friendly and exceptional. Many Japanese eat here too, so that should speak volumes in itself. Suggest trying the shrimp, scallops, or the fillet. The chef's really make a show your dinner. Better bring a big appetite!

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Epernay, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Stopped in at Tanaka of Tokyo for dinner with friends. The seafood teppanyaki was very good, had the seafood combo and scallop with a bottle of 2013 Charles Krug NapaValley. Reserved and was taken to the teppan straight away! Good food. Great service! Excellent value for Waikiki, shall return

Thank Lem0ine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I'm not sure if it was because we were the only 2 at our table but the chef at our table was actually bored and boring. He was not into his job. I found myself watching the chef at a different table who was entertaining and seemed to actually like his job.

Thank Debbie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Tanaka at the Ohana East. The server and chef were both friendly and offered great service. The chef did the juggling knives and put on a good performance. The steak and chicken were good, this location is new. All staff were polite the minute you walk in and leave.

Thank haileythegolden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

While in Waikiki recently we went to Tanaka of Tokyo TWICE for dinner. The food was that good! Both times we went without reservations and were seated within minutes even though we were prepared to wait. We had 2 different chefs and both were good. It is an added bonus to the great food. I had a Mai Tai both... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Having not made a reservation we weren't sure of availability but they fit us in and we were led into the restaurant. Every table has a grill which lends itself to a great atmosphere. The service was fantastic, our chef Kimo was friendly and entertaining and the food was absolutely delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be going back. Wow!

Thank Steve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Kaiulani Ave. 1st Floor, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 18089224233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?