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Tanaka of Tokyo East

#112 of 1,849 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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150 Kaiulani Ave Fl 1, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3227
+1 808-922-4233
17:00 - 21:30
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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea of the cook preparing the meal in front of you is always exciting! This one was no different! I ordered the super steak with chicken and it was amazing! To be honest, a lot of food for just one person! While preparing the meal, the cook "plays" with the utensils and food, making it a fun experience!

Thank ccardieri
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tepinyaki , great chef, great food and great service . I'd absolutely recommend this restaurant

Thank helshae
London KY
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cool atmosphere with minimal wait time. We frequent hibachi establishments in the mainland often, so this was a bit different. Our crew rated the overall food quality at 7/10, but our hibachi chef was superb. Easy communication and a big personality. Big accolades to Thuy!

Thank Karen B
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the setting is very similar to other Japanese cook in front of you places this one does so with very good food and a very fun and relaxing atmosphere. Our cook/comedian was Kimo and he did a great job serving us as well as entertaining us the entire time. The portions were adequate and food quality good. Pricing is... More 

Thank Jason F
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was friendly and the food was excellent and reasonable. The chef was very entertaining which made it a more enjoyable evening. Planning for a staycation at Ohana East in 2017 and having dinner again at Tanaka of Tokyo.

Thank Brenda K
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place with top service. Very good sake selection to include some uncommon wines. Prices are high, but normal for Waikiki restaurants, so nothing unusual there. Steak options are solid, but having the lobster and scallops options are worth the money, too. I would eat here again with friends.

Thank Chris C
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The value did not meet the expectation. Service was great but the food was average and the cost was over the top.

Thank alexdV7579UV
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some place to have dinner for on our last night in Hawaii. We had walked past this place a couple times and it looked nice so we decided to try it. It did not disappoint. Kimo was our chef and was great, very engaging and friendly. Justin was our server and was also wonderful.

Thank BreighAnn M
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous dinner we had at Tanaka of Tokyo tonight! The chef Kimko put on an excellent show and prepared the food to perfection. I like that it was a relaxed and enjoyable environment. I also like that so much is included in your meal. It's a great value for such excellent food!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat after being disappointed with the International Market Place selections. We had tried Kobe Steak House & Benihana's before so we popped in. Such a warm greeting by the staff and we were seated within 3 minutes. Every staff member we passed greeted us. Chef Kimo was the Best! entertaining, engaging, and great food... More 

Thank Denise F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Kaiulani Ave Fl 1, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?