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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
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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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our chef was fantastic. He lit his onion volcano and choooed his knives. His wit was good and we had a great time. But the food I thought was overpriced for what it was. I walked around the restaurant and think we were lucky for our chef. Some other tables were sitting there looking as if they were at a... More 

Thank Stuart G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with 2 families, and friends from Osaka - the chef was NOT Japanese, when asked if they had Japanese Mayonsise or "Yum Yum Sauce"the chef had no idea what we were talking about - !! The waiter was rude , food was cooked in evenly and the experience was rushed and they hurried us out. We will be... More 

Thank bnzexec1
Gosford, Australia
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant, good atmosphere, friendly staff. Usual entertaining tepanaki display, food was tasty and good amount. We went for one of their banquet style menu's. Overall a great night out but on the expensive side.

Thank Kimberly R
Gosford, Australia
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant, centrally located, was good value for money. Basic sushi, but enjoyable nonetheless. Easy access, right on the main strip, worth a visit

Thank Susan T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, great experience. My husband and I really enjoy the dinner! The beef and seafood are highly recommended.

Thank 蕾 雷
Fresno, CA
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was more concerned about my panama hat than their service! Food was OK, service was slow, and portions were small, making the value low. I would not eat here a second time, even though I love Japanese food.

Thank AJGR
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For an excellent Japanese Teppankaki experience with chefs who are experts in their craft and add to the pleasure by contributing knife skills and great humor Tanaka of Tokyo in Hawaii is very hard to beat

Thank John W
Southern California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always I went with prior TA reviews & I sure was not let down! This place is a hidden gem on the 3rd floor of one of the many shopping buildings in Honolulu/Waikiki area. Gorgeous & clean inside. We were taken immediately to our table! Excellent service & everyone was so helpful & worked together as a team. Everything... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Michigan and love ourselves some Hibachi!! We went tonight to Tanaka's of Tokyo tonight. Aaron, our chef, performed Hibachi tricks, including stacking 5 eggs high, which I have never seen at home!! We loooove our Hibachi chef at home, but will show him our video for training advancement!! Lol!! The food was scrumptious!! If you like garlic,... More 

Thank Aladc
Gold Coast
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430 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

They deserve their reputation. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was good. We had a large group and they handled it well.

Thank Yvettesaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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: +1 808-922-4702

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