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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

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Waikiki
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is like an upscale Myabi's or Yamato's. The presentation of the chef at the grill was so impressive that I wish I had videoed the entire meal. He was talented and funny. And the food was delicious!

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Honolulu
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't enough think of Benihana or Kobe Steakhouse. Those are inferior imitations. You will get the best service, best chefs, and the best food here. i have been there many times and it is consistent. This location is roomy and has a great ambience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Hamilton
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 August 19, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 August 15, 2016 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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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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