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Tanaka of Tokyo West

#154 of 1,797 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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Seoul, South Korea
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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23 reviews
13 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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109 reviews
25 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
Vancouver, Washington
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159 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

So I was skeptical about eating here. I was worried it was all entertainment and would lacking what we were looking for --- good food. I also assume it would be mostly tourists there but I was wrong about that as well. First of all the food was quite good. I had the scallops but most of the others in... More 

2 Thank marc m
Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I took my wife and 5 year old son. We had a wonderful time. The presentation was excellent and held the attention of my son. The food was good too. I had the seafood combo which consisted of squid, scallops, lobster, and shrimp. The scallops were a bit under-cooked but still ok. This is a great place to take visitors!... More 

2 Thank jayson O
Concord, Massachusetts
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328 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Tanaka of Tokyo is like any other Hibachi place anf there are lots of them. I was struck by the very stale smell when I walked into the place which is years of built up grease not well ventilated out. The foor was certainly good and the chef did everything to order as we requested. He was pleasant but probably... More 

Thank Paul D
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the show that they provide when they make the food is awesome. The chefs are very friendly and they all seem to have a great sense of humor. I wasn't too impressed by the wait time. They only seemed to have 3 teppanyaki chefs at a time. The past couple of times I have gone... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?