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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

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2250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
(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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Family all enjoyed the talented chef! I believe his name was Phil. He was very funny and sure knew how to play with his food, well our food to be exact. The way he talk and cooked was very entertaining! The food was so delicious, and they serve you with the right amount to make you full. We were... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an experience! I can not tell you how incredible this dining experience was for our family. This was all due to our chef - Kimo - who provided us with entertainment as well as the most delicious meal. We had made a booking at one of the other Tanaka of Tokyo restaurants without realising it and... More 

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Singapore
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65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of stumbled onto this restaurant but do not regret it as the food was excellent! Right in the heart of the action, this restaurant is huge with plenty of seating. However, it is still better to make reservations otherwise be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes before being seated.

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New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in for 5pm. Glad we did as the place seemed to fill up quickly not long after. Our chef Aaron was great, very entertaining watching him and he included the whole table in conversation including people's kids that were also at our table. Would definitely go there again

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Thank Westie0604
Mesa, Arizona
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They cook you're food right in front of you, it's fresh they make it fun and everything is included in the price soup salad veggies rice and main dish lots of food

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Thank Martyandrews
Buderim, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious but unfortunately not all the chefs were as competent with the theatrics. The older chefs appeared more diverse in their presentations but you don't get a choice on who serves your table. All in all worth a visit to experience something different.

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Melbourne
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for our 7:15 dinner booking and were almost immediately offered a complementary drink at the bar as there was a delay getting to our table. For around $US110 including 2 glasses of wine each, we had a five course meal of miso soup, fried rice, vegetables, lobster/steak and ice-cream. Teppanyaki is always good fun and our chef was... More 

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PA
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 8 geographically-scattered family members gathered here (along with a 3 month old) for dinner. The meal was delicious; the preparer was most entertaining; the option to have ourselves photographed professionally was most welcome.

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Petaluma, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best scallops ever!!! We decided to check this place out after finding it online while looking for a great place to eat. Did not know it was hibachi, which was a great surprise. The service was wonderful and the food was beyond great. We had a great night and some good drinks too.

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Stamford
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was very pleasant. Clean and the show was amazing. Our chef did a great job. Our food tasted amazing. Great job to the chef

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: (808) 922-4702

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