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Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
+1 808-922-4702
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“miso soup” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Teppanyaki is a favourite way if eating for me and this didn't disappoint. We sat around the grill and our chef gave us a spectacular performance of his skills. My eyes couldn't believe the way he chopped a pepper! We had nice Japanese folk sharing...More

Thank Poinciana54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moveover Benihana and Kobe . This is the best Japanese Steakhouse I have been to in a long time. Food was excellent , service Excellent and a reasonable price for Honolulu !! Great Location in the heart of Waikiki at the Waikiki Shopping plaza on...More

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what great food entertainment. Tai our Teppanyaki chef was in fabulous form and his knife & cooking skills were outstanding. The whole evening at the Teppanyaki table was joyful and the service was impeccable. The food Tai served us was perfectly cooked and not...More

Thank Judi Q
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 5 May 2017

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 30 April 2017 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 23 April 2017 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 22 April 2017 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
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Leonie C
What is the dress code
29 September 2016|
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Response from jonnytatt | Reviewed this property |
Do they have child high chairs?
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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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