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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” (37 reviews)
“teppan yaki” (5 reviews)
“miso soup” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My recent trip to Honolulu uncovered an excellent Japanese hibachi style restaurant. Two blocks from Waikiki Beach, this offers convenience to shopping and lodging. Good menu selection of beef, chicken and fish cook right on front of you. The chef puts on a show and...More

Thank Anthony I
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Really good for family dinner. Great setting, raised tables. Friendly staff. Food great. Tried another Teppanyaki place close by, this one is better. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 26 March 2018 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

1  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 25 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 10 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 $$$.

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 10 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 8 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

1  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
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Leonie C
29 September 2016|
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.
Leonie C
29 September 2016|
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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
  • Value
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
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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