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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

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2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
(808) 922-4702
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was awesome. Service was great. Atmosphere is what you would expect. More traditional habachi than what you might be used to on the mainland.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food at reasonable prices is just the start of this dinning experience. The Tepanyaki experience was yet again wonderful. Took our daughters there many years ago and they really loved it, now it was our grandsons turn.

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Thank Carly O
Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want good food, and a touch of comedy, then you must visit this restaurant! The food is cooked right in front of you by trained japanese chefs - and is delicious food, cooked with skill and fun! We thoroughly enjoyed it, and it's really good value for money!!!!

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Thank weebsone
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place entertains you while you eat great night out for the family loved it just make sure you book early.

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Thank Jason S
Hamilton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't been here for 10 years & was just as great as we remembered great food, chef was entertaining & mango mai tai delicious. Great dining experience while in Honolulu. Not cheap but worth it.

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Thank Annette B
Noord, Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating Japanese, so we were super excited to eat here. We didn't make a reservation, so we had to wait, but they seated us quicker than expected. Our chef was great, and they food was delicious.

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Thank Rosanna B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to drag my reluctant, unadventurous family to this restaurant (according to them, "I've lived my whole life without eating at a Japanese restaurant, why start now?") and they will tell you now that it was the best meal they've ever had in their lives. Seriously, I think my mom cried a little. We loved it so much we... More 

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Thank Sarah L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fully enjoyed our dinner. Booking essential to avoid a long wait. Amazing cocktails and superb food. Our chef was great and provided an entertaining show

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Thank Seán B
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It gets busy so call ahead for reservations. In the high end shopping part of Waikiki. Food was fabulous! Brought goldfish crackers for the young kids instead of salad. Forks are not at place setting but they will gladly provide when you ask. Yummy ice cream for dessert,

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Thank Kelly F
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for a date night while we were on vacation. Loved it so much we went back with our boys and parents. It was wonderful. A couple of negatives. Drink sizes are so small. They constantly have to refill. I had a tea and my husband had a Pepsi. The kids menu is only good for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: (808) 922-4702

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