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Tanaka of Tokyo West

#150 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604 (Formerly 田中オブ東京セ)
+1 808-945-3443
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seemed a bit pricey by looking at the menu outside, but the smells from inside were enough persuasion! The show that the chefs put on while they cook is a great experience! and the food is so amazing, my sister and I shared the seafood combination, and were charged a $5 surcharge for sharing but the servings were more than... More 

Thank Joelene R
Canton, Ohio
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are looking for dinner and entertainment, This is the place to visit. Tanaka is along the lines of Benihana. The food is good and along with it you get a show. The chefs are skilled in knife handling and it shows, The restaurant is always busy and is very noisy unfortunately. The food is good, hot and tasty.... More 

Thank Chef Ed L
Calgary, Alberta
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were served promptly and had scrumptious food cooked at the table - a visual experience in itself.

Thank 658ann
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for dinner and the restaurant was packed. We were a group of 4. The whole experience of the chef preparing your food right infront of you is great. Our chef Tai was very engaging and would also tell us when to get ready with our cameras for the food photos. If you are a family with children-... More 

Thank Sadichha S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were regulars at Benihana until our last experience, see my other review. Tanaka simply blew them away. We were seated quickly by our server, Lisa, who was very attentive yet unobtrusive. The check was delivered promptly upon completion of our meal. Our chef, Zryno, was very entertaining and engaging, and our steak and shrimp were cooked perfectly to our... More 

Thank Joe C
Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and clean, this was a nice stop for lunch on this overcast day. Prices were appropriate and chef was entertaining..

Thank Richard R
Seattle, Washington
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 (Formerly 田中オブ東京セ)
  • 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?