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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am still trying to wrap my head around the good reviews about this place. Maybe it was this particular location because the food is terrible. Worker sanitation is extremely low but most importantly....the...food...is...horrible. We only had to wait about 8 minutes before we were...More

Thank Temiekam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across Tanaka of Tokyo by chance, even though i had heard great reviews on Tanaka we were not looking for it this night. Since we came across it we thought we we try it out tonight. We found it very entertaining with our...More

Thank Nancy095
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As this teppanyaki restaurant was highly rated, I armed myself with a 10% discount coupon and went there with my wife. I found the lighting of this restaurant a little dim. This is especially so at the teppanyaki cooking area where the chef showed off...More

Thank Kai L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on our last night in Waikiki Beach. Very much reminded me of Benihana. Fun chef (Andrew) who was entertaining and funny (with a very dead pan delivery). Ate with three other unknown couples and ended up chatting with them all before the...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second Tanaka of Tokyo that I've experienced and I can't get enough. Our chef was awesome both with his humour and his cooking. He was a local Hawaiian that could entertain both the Canadian tourist and the Japanese tourist as he spoke...More

Thank nyree444
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great stunning visual experience,Food good Too! The things the chef's did with a knife edge & egg must have been practised millions of times.. Japanese Restaurants tend to be expensive,this is not one of them..

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful night, excellent food and atmosphere. Extremely clean and great range of Saki. something to suit everyone. We have been a number of times and always has been excellent. Highly recommend

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We usually come here one or two times each trip to Waikiki. The staff are professional, friendly and funny. The Chefs are always welcoming and entertaining. They cook the food right at your table with a few surprises during the prep. They go out of...More

Thank JohnCarlson
Reviewed 2 April 2017

An great way to spend a couple of hours relaxing at the end of the day. Service was superb, dinner was excellent and tasty, and of course the chef preparing your food right in front of you is great entertainment.

Thank YukonArcticTraveler
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The service was fantastic and our chef was amazing. Very entertaining with delicious food. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday, and our last night in Hawaii, so it was a memorable night. Afterwards we sat at the bar for a few more cocktails...More

Thank Wendywoo64au
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Leonie C
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29 September 2016|
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Do they have child high chairs?
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Yes- I did see high chairs in the restaurant - we didn't use them- but I think there were several chairs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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11:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4702
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