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Tanaka of Tokyo Central, Honolulu, HI

Tanaka of Tokyo Central

4.4
4.4
927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
If your desired time is not available on OpenTable, please call (808) 922-4702. We may have additional availability and will make every effort to accommodate your requested time.

Celebration Cakes Are Available!
If you are celebrating a special occasion, we have two sizes of “Celebration Packages”, which include a cake and a small gift. Small cakes are suitable for parties up to five and large cakes are suitable for parties of six or more. The prices are $22.00 and $26.00. If you wish to order, please let us know which size in the “add special request” box in the reservation form. For birthdays, we will personalize the cake plate if you provide the name of the birthday person.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Teppanyaki), Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (808) 922-4702
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Punzalan
  • Private party facilities
    Please call for more information.
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Parking Details
    Parking entrance is off of Lauula Street running behind the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. We offer validated parking in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza parking lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

928 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place with tasty food and good entertainment during food preparation right in front of you.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    いつものパフォーマンスよりかなり良くてとても楽しく美味しくいただきました。 子供も大人も楽しめるし将軍コースを頼みましたがかなり量的に多いです。

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  3. Queenie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef John was very funny and entertaining during the entire cooking process. Some people might find him a little too talkative, but I was ok with his jokes as well as his cooking. The server was a little forgetful, or too busy and not very attentive to the table. Perhaps there were too many customers but too few servers; so I did feel for them and I hope my comments here did not get him into trouble but instead have the owner hire more people after all.

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  4. Caleb

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The show was more fun than I expected but some food came out overcooked. Worth doing once.

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  5. MouneeshS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience . Chef John was funny and entertaining

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  6. Kobashizu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    最高でした!ホノルルに訪れたらまた行きたいです。美味しいのはもちろん、素晴らしいスタッフ達のおかげでとても楽しい時間を過ごせました。

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  7. GoodEats

    Tahoe

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambiance. Good overall service however our teppan chief catered to one family at the table over everyone else which spoiled the experience for the rest of us. Food was ok but burnt rice in fried rice bowl and my Filet Mignon had to go back on the grill after it was delivered to me medium instead of the requested well done. There are better teppan places in town, we would not go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitstaff seems overwhelmed They had no bottled water and we had to run to a store to buy our own The chef was fun and helpful

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We was ordered to steak and seafood. The was good taste and good performance

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  10. AnnaJ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to wait a long time for food as the other side chef was cooking - food came out in weird order due to person on our side of the table had allergies.

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  11. YvonneF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our chef was good but not the best. He tried but dinner was not served in the proper order.

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  12. brianm

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, and the chef was very entertaining. I would go back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    はじめて伺いました。味・量・パフォーマンス・ロケーション、そして何より接客・サービスが素晴らしかったです。小さい子ども連れでも安心して行かれるお店です。またワイキキに来る際にはこちらを利用したいと思います!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    賑やかでお子様からお年寄りまで家族で楽しめるレストランです! せっかくの鉄板焼きですので、エビやホタテの海鮮とお肉両方とも入ったコースをオススメします。 「宴」または「将軍」2人なら一つずつ注文してシェアがオススメです^_^

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  15. EGLAP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice birthday dinner with my daughter. All of our food was really good and the Chef was fun!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nathan was an amazing chef and host and we had a great time

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an 8pm reservation. Wasn’t seated until after 9pm.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and great food…will return next time we are in town!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited 50 minutes post reservation even just to sit down. From there, drinks to 20 minutes, and so forth. No apology from the staff for the wait and I now see from other reviews that this is normal for this place.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on Valentine’s Day, so please take that into consideration when reading this review. Atmosphere was warm and nice, service was fair because of the holiday, that’s no excuse for bland food. The table chef was ok at best. We’ve been to a few of these types of restaurants in recent years, and the chefs are usually much more interactive with their customers which is what you look forward to with these types of restaurants. I’d give it 3.5stars

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael is excellent customer care☺️🤙💖Thank you so much ✨

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Austin was an excellent chef and was very engaging! Food was delicious and portions were good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Southwest Florida

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not for great food, go for the party. I did not read about the restaurant before.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best teppenyaki experiences I have had. Portions were plenty large enough, but appropriate. I wasn't drowned in rice and/or vegetables before the main course. Food was high quality and preparation was excellent. Pacing was done well too...not rushed at all and felt natural between courses. I usually feel rushed and overwhelmed with food quantity at most teppanyaki restaurants...this one I thought was exceptionally well thought out and executed.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Celebrated a birthday and had a blast with the FamBam…. Definitely a must 🫶🏽

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  26. BenjaminR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. But the show cooking and the staff are the actual highlight.

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  27. MioTrevisan

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ingredients well prepare and very attentive staff meeting all our needs

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful performance and food is very delicious ☺️☺️🩷

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Our chef and server were great and the food was delicious

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  30. KarenB

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. I come to this great restaurant every time I am in Hawaii.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, food was great and was able to have great conversation with others at the table. Will definitely be back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Professional and kind staff. Food was great, drinks were great. Added a special touch to our anniversary. Would definitely come back.

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  33. MadisonB

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for 7:15pm seated at 7:30pm was not eating until 8:30

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Tanaka Tokyo many times over the years and this was by far the most disappointing dining experience I’ve had. We took our 2 guests from out of state to Tanaka to give them a fun and delicious experience but our chef J____ was very disappointing… There was no questions like, “where are you from?” “Celebrating anything?” “How’s everyone doing?” It was just restating our orders and cooking. There was one fire show and little ones here and there but with low energy… He was not engaging much…. Even my toddler was bored… Honestly, every time we bring our guests, it’s been like, “Wuah!” Followed by claps and laughter but this time was so dull… Fortunately, the food was delicious. In my opinion, if I’m going to spend $360 for a dinner for 4 adults at Tanaka, my expectation is that we walk out with some fun experience. If we just wanted a good piece of steak without the chef’s interaction, I’d go to Roy’s. The whole idea of going to Tanaka is to have that interactive dining experience with the chef but we did not have that and we had to explain to our guests that it’s normally not like this. I’m any case, I will not be returning to this location.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very mediocre for what they offer , I was surprise they charge extra $6.25 for bland fried rice . The lobster was cooked so tough it was rubbery . I think overall this place is a tourist attraction not for people who knows about food

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  36. kojik

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    調理スタッフの人が料理の仕分けが全然ダメで最初と最後で料理のムラがあり、単品ホタテを注文したのに量がこれだけ?ってコースで頼んでる人と同じ量(5個)ありえない!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicioso y muy buen ambiente celebrar el cumpleaños es muy divertido

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  38. AlexY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food just average quality, no big difference between Tanaka steak and regular steak, lobster not fresh tastes fishy, ribeye steak just like normal restaurant quality. Poor skill of all of the chefs, the table next me just burned someone’s hair, they’re not even chef, just cooked food not raw. The service was terrible especially the Korean speaking waitresses, she saw the guest's stool back and instead of reminding him, she kicked the guest's stool with her foot and rolled her eyes at him. If you want to have a pleasant vacation in Hawaii please do not come to this restaurant.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a wonderful dinner. Great staff and food. It was delicious and fun.

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  40. ScottM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanaka has always been a fabulous experience. My family has been here 8-10 times and recently returned after moving off island three years prior. We had a group of 9 people with three kids and it was as amazing as ever. Anthony was an incredible host and chef. He made each of the children laugh and smile on multiple occasions. AND they ate everything. Thanks again Tanaka for being consistently great.

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FAQs

Tanaka of Tokyo Central is rated 4.4 stars by 927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Tanaka of Tokyo Central

2250 Kalakaua Ave3rd Fl, Honolulu, HI 96815-2545

Additional information

  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Teppanyaki), Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking entrance is off of Lauula Street running behind the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. We offer validated parking in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza parking lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Punzalan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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