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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (37 reviews)
“teppan yaki” (5 reviews)
“miso soup” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To preface this review, I had pretty high expectations given the 4*+ on both TripAdvisor and Yelp. I have also been to other teppanyaki places including Benihana so this wasn’t the first time having this style of food/cooking. I went with my boyfriend and both...More

Thank Royce L
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A favorite of ours. Eric was our chef and delightful. Fun and entertaining. Our dinner partners were newlyweds from South Korea and were so cute. My seafood combo was calamari, lobster and scallops. Dinner included rice, miso soup, bamboo shoots and shrimp. Recommend as a...More

Thank desro35
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Thuy cooked for us. He was quite entertaining and friendly. The food was great. My wife and I enjoyed the night out. The price was what we expected.

Thank John P
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I'm not a fan of these types of restaurants so I went with trepidation. I was however positively surprised! The food was excellent, our chef was very entertaining. It helped that we were a group of 6 friends who sat together. The food is rather...More

Thank Alwine s
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Felt like every second minute they were trying to upsell. Feel like it's a tourist trap particularly to milk the Japanese tourists. Food and experience wasn't bad, but not worth the $$$.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I returned with my 13year old after eating at Tanaka of Tokyo with him 6 years ago. We requested Thuy specifically because we remember how funny, personable and entertaining he was. He was good with kids. This time we were seated with 6 Japanese folks...More

Thank KidinMe
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Rude entry staff as previous and still overpriced for a set menu compared to others. Pointless asking for steak to be cooked med rare as they just slap it on regardless and think spinning knives makes good food ..... go elsewhere

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Hi, we really enjoyed the experience here. We were in a group of ten of us and we all sat down around the hot plate. Loved the onion volcano (my all time fav) Lots of different options and kids meal available too.

Thank holidayqueenadelaide
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The chef we had at our station was great. He was friendly and personable. The food was not so great. The sirloin steak was fatty and tough. The waitstaff was a bit rude and somewhat condescending. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

Thank kellyhH5112ID
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You will drop some serious $ here to wait a lot, end up smelling like a fry kitchen. The entertainment is talented but not worth the price.

Thank ebcnaz
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Leonie C
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Response from Nena M | Reviewed this property |
It is casual. It does get a little warm as they are cooking your food, other than that it is comfortable.
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Leonie C
29 September 2016|
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Response from jonnytatt | Reviewed this property |
Casual
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4 July 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4702
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