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“Good Japanese Steak House”

Tanaka of Tokyo East
Ranked #134 of 2,405 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Good Japanese Steak House”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had dinner here with business colleagues on a recent weekday evening. We made reservations for our party of 8 about an hour before arriving and were seated right away. This place was not easy to find; it's up two flights of stairs in the inner courtyard of King's Village shopping mall off Kaiulani Avenue. Tanaka of Tokyo is a typical Japanese steakhouse with tables for about 10-12 people around a cooking surface where the chef prepares your meal with a certain amount of showmanship. A small bowl of miso soup arrived almost right away, and our drinks also came promptly. Our service on this evening occasion was very good, despite the fact the place was full. For several menu items there is an option for a larger portion at additional cost; I did this and ordered the 10 ounce sirloin. Some Japanese steakhouses include fried rice prepared at the table with the meal; here, the meal comes with steamed white rice, and fried rice is an extra charge. The atmosphere is OK but nothing special; at least it was not very noisy. Overall I thought this was a good meal and a pleasant dining experience, but pretty much the same as any other 'Benihana' type Japanese steakhouse.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gypsyuno
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

After having a bad experience a couple years ago, we decided to give this place another chance. This time, everything about the dinner was excellent. Food was awesome, our waiters and chef were extraordinarily, and we left with smiles on our faces.

Thank jone2008
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“New experience and worth it”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had four adults and a six year old and had a great time with the Chef always entertaining .We actually went back four days later and received our 10% discount offered after our first night
The meal includes side orders as standard ,although smallish very good .Full side orders are available if you are a big eater and the value is good , including alcohol .
Staff were very attentive and the experience of having the food cooked in front of you is quite entertaining
Would recommend highly

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Darrell W
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fantastic dinner out”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from family for our Anniversary and we had a fantastic time. The chef put on a great show and dinner was cooked to perfection.

Visited April 2014
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We went to Tanaka of Tokyo East tonight. Our reservation was at 7:00 and we were seated promptly around a large hibachi style table that seated approx. 18 people. A family of 3 was seated at our table shortly afterward. The waitress took our drink orders, answered menu questions, and then we waited for a chef, Jonah, to cook our food in front of us. I have dietary restrictions but he wasn't fazed by that at all and made me feel very comfortable. He was very accomplished and put on a delightful show while cooking, dancing, drumming with the utensils or juggling. The entrees come with a small salad, rice ($5 extra for fried rice), small shrimp, miso soup, and ice cream for dessert. The food was excellent and plentiful. A very enjoyable evening.

Visited March 2014
Thank Sheila F
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