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Tanaka of Tokyo - East, Honolulu, HI

Tanaka of Tokyo - East

4.4
4.4
533 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
If your desired time is not available on OpenTable, please call (808) 922-4233. 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 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Japanese (Teppanyaki)
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (808) 922-4233
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Punzalan
  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Parking Details
    Parking structure entrance is off of Kuhio Avenue and located between Whaler's General Store and Coin Laundry. We fully validate for 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 533 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for groups

  • Oahu

    Good for groups

533 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Entertaining food preparation and enjoyable steak!

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  2. HIROYUKIN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    コックの方が料理、話も上手くとても楽しく美味しく頂きました。同じテーブルの他のお客さんとの会話もとても楽しかってです。ハワイの良い思い出となりました。 次のハワイでも必ず行きたいと思いました。

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  3. Wueritanita

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservations were at 8:45 we didn’t get seated until 9:45 pm. Didn’t eat until about 10:30 pm, which was a shame because we went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and by the time we actually ate she was asleep on my lap.

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  4. Fernanda

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! The food was great, the service was great! Couldn’t have had a better Valentine’s dinner!

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  5. Jodie

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would recommend this restaurant

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyle was an unbelievable chef. The food came out scrumptious. So far, one of the best sea food platters I’ve ever had! Irene provided us with great customer service. She was constantly asking us if we needed anything and was at our dispense whenever we needed her service. Ultimately, the whole staff including the managers were great.

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  7. KAB0922

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Chef was entertaining! Enjoyed our experience there but could have done without the photographer taking photos for sale.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Meat was over cooked, food was very bland. Service was great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyle was an amazing teppanyaki chef even though he has only been there for a few months. Thank you Kyle

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 4th visit in the last year. We take our grandkids and they just love it! We can’t wait to go again. The food is excellent and the staff is so professional.

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  11. VBTravels

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    excellent food nice people serving unfortunately had to remind them about about rice, water multiple times

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Way too expensive to not even include fried rice😟😟

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  13. StacyT

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time in. My boyfriend travels to Honolulu every 90 days for work and I’m able to travel with him since I work remotely. Our first experience was amazing! I don’t remember the name of our chef, but he was caucasion and an absolutely riot! We had the best experience with him. Last night, we had Shawn, and although he was pleasant, he just wasn’t quite as entertaining as the first guy we had. We noticed the food wasn’t as good as the first time we went either. We were celebrating our anniversary last night and were kind of hoping for the same experience. A little bummed it didn’t line up with the first time we went. The food was still good and the service was excellent. The runner who filled drinks and brought out our soups and salads was excellent. He did a great job of keeping my soda refilled and clearing out used plates and things like that. We will definitely return on our next visit.

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  14. MioTrevisan

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So much fun every year and the custom photographs were beautiful … don’t skimp on the takeaway photos … great memories

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to John (our chef) and Eduard for the wonderful service. They made my birthday so special. We will be back ! :)

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  16. natalieb

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was very enjoyable. Staff were attentive and the food was excellent. Price was a little off putting.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef was exceptional and made for a great experience.

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  18. ChrisR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was okay but a little over priced even for Waikiki. The smoke from the grills was just about unbearable and to really put the icing on the cake they tried to sell us cheap souvenir photo of our group for $50 after we just spent $800. lol.

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  19. Vincenzo

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was our 2nd time at Tanaka. When you go to Tanaka you are expecting a show. Our Chef « Kevin » was not much of a show man. We only had the bare minimum and the food itself does not make it up for the lack of entertainment. Food is still good but definitely not the key driver for going to Tanaka. My advice, if you end up with Kevin, ask for a different table.

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  20. Michele

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately had to give a lower rating due to a few areas that need improvement. The staff was really nice and tried to accommodate as best they could. We were a party of 6 and couldn’t seat us for our reservation time and had to wait additional 30 minutes. They sat too many people (12) at our table and it took forever to make our food! no ventilation where we sat and was extremely hot and Smokey.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sirloin Steak was a bit stale, not enough flavor and the salmon was a bit bitter.

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  22. SteveT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Tanaka at least 10x on our visits to Oahu. This was unfortunately our most disappointing. Being able to substitute a filet for sirloin with the understanding that we would pay more has NEVER been a problem in the past. To be told No substitutions of any kind were allowed was a bit laughable when the average ticket ranges from $45 to $80 USD. Astonishingly, the lack of any flexibility and then the young couple across from us were getting hit with at least 3 up charges for things like plate sharing, and not using the buster seat for their young child were very disappointing. The dad was ordering drinks and driving his average ticket up and to get called out for $10 up charges was petty and off putting. Anyways, congrats on all your up charges and inflexibility on your expensive menu but you have lost a historically very loyal advocate. Your cook was great and very entertaining and the food was good but the dinkering with the menu was not too much to overcome.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful, a great experience from start to finish, food is delicious and the portions are great value. Go hungry and still take a togo box home with leftovers.

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  24. joyjoy

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel to Hawaii every year and Tanaka is one of our favorites. As a matter of fact we usually eat at the restaurant twice on our vacation. We like to celebrate my birthday there every year. Food is always good and the server was excellent. We highly recommend Tanakas.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef that was cooking our meal infront of us cut himself. Tried hiding it, but we saw it and the blood. He ended up swapping out with another chef.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kobe

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    オープンテーブルで予約して行ったのに、予約はありません。携帯画面を見せても受付のおさげの女性は永遠無視。日本語のわかる人出してと言っても、中々ててごず。待ってる間に、画面はお食事中となるし。 受付の女性の態度の悪さ、びっくりしました。 日本語で、話しかけたら馬鹿にしたように返答して くるし、ガムは噛んだままだし。 同じように怒ってる日本の方何人かいました。 しばらく、来ない間に日本人向けではなくなってま した。しばらくは、行きません、 こちらのサイトで取れたのがwestなので、他にい くほうがいいかもしれません。

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  27. EdwardO

    Hawaii

    298 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Our chef and table server was very attentive and explained all the food before serving. Everyone enjoyed the cooking show and food. Good portions and very fresh.

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  28. EDnSCal

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good experience across all area’s. Our table mates were a bit quiet.

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  29. AnthonyC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Tanaka. The Chef was very entertaining. The service was great and the food very good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food that we could eat was tasty ,but a lot was wasted due to such large portions. Pricy menu but I understand due to large portion. Can consider adjusting the portions where then they can adjust the pricing to be more affordable.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Japanese style hibachi. Everything done well. Chef good and kept dialog up. Plenty of parking which is unusual for honolulu. Dont be in a rush. Takes a while to prep food then eat it. Plenty serving size.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    パフォーマンスは、楽しかったです。料理も美味しく頂けました。ただ我々にはライスの量が多く皆食べきれませんでした。

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  33. EllisW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Very noisy with the fans. And too dark.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great. Food was good. Price was reasonable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    誕生日のお祝いに利用しましたが、お祝いの歌を歌ってお祝いしてくれてとても良かったです!サーバーの方がとても良かったです。

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  36. FayeLynnL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great show with lots of fun and great chef tricks. Food was fabulous! The drinks were perfect.. really enjoyed ourselves! Thank you for a great time and terrific staff!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The chef was very quiet and not very involved with the patrons sitting around the grill. Also, the food was just fair, I felt like it was mainly seasoned with salt and pepper, with minimal other seasons. Lastly, I wish it included a better selection of vegetables. During our dinner the vegtables consisted of mushroom, bean sprouts, onions, and bell peppers. They were also some what bland.

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  38. SimA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first dining in waikiki and the best place to start the vibe

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good Service & drinks was a bit slow.

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  40. AZ85249

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and show portion is good but not so much for the food.

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FAQs

Tanaka of Tokyo - East is rated 4.4 stars by 533 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 38 times today
Google Map for Tanaka of Tokyo - East

150 Kaʻiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Area
    Waikiki
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Japanese (Teppanyaki)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking structure entrance is off of Kuhio Avenue and located between Whaler's General Store and Coin Laundry. We fully validate for 3 hours.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Punzalan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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