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Tanaka of Tokyo West

#153 of 1,811 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604
+1 808-945-3443
17:00 - 21:30
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Seattle, Washington
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Tanaka. The service was great and the food was good too. We would recommend it and would happily return the next time we're in Honolulu.

Thank JLWells
Los Angeles
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176 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good. The service was good. However, I have seen cockroaches in indoor-outdoor Honolulu restaurants, but there should not be cockroaches in indoor-only restaurants.

Thank Lynnbrownstone
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just arriving Honolulu, the family and I went for an early evening dinner of tepanyaki at this great restaurant in A La Moana. We love the dinner sets which include miso soup, salad, fried rice and dessert. We usually have either lobster, shrimp and rib eye, filet mignon or other steak, chicken is equally good. We love the nicely cooked... More 

Thank Ramon N
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. I always love going to Japanese restaurants designed to have the chefs cook the food in front of you. The chef was funny. The servers were fast. I loved the green tea ice cream and the Teriyaki chicken was mouthwatering.

Thank MMW123
Seoul, South Korea
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Experience started poorly. Even with a reservation (with all parties present), diners who came later than my party were seated first. No explanation was given on why. Service was very good, with waiter? taking orders and explaining the menu very well and was very responsive to our table's needs. Food was good (steaks (wagyu ) as well as appetizers and... More 

Thank itaewon-mickey
Charlestown, Indiana
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We are frequent guests to Japanese Steakhouses. Tanaka of Tokyo is a top rate establishment. The cook (Kody) prepared the food perfectly and was very engaging and entertaining. The filet was the best I have had in quite some time - exceptionally tender and tasty. It's not a quick meal, so be prepared to spend 1.5-2.0 hours there for dinner.... More 

1 Thank Tony S
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed dinner. We had the daily dinner with scallops, lobster, filet and garlic fried rice. It was great and we were able to meet a nice couple from British Columbia, Canada and enjoyed their company.

Thank Lh W
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here and the service was great. The food was quite tasty and Kody the chef was very entertaining. I am definitely going back.

Thank Chasa T
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We didn't make a reservation and waited around 30min for a seat. The chef was entertaining and the meal was great. Yeah, it's touristy and gimmicky but it's all in good fun while having a meal.

Thank Thexder
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing, entertainment galore and overall great and hilarious service for all ages. So much food for your $$

Thank stansterclan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-945-3443

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