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Tanaka of Tokyo East

#132 of 1,811 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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150 Kaiulani Ave Fl 1, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3227
+1 808-922-4233
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food and service - so entertaining and welcoming. We all loved it and will definitely head bach. Satisfied a fussy 10 year old - thanks to 2nd head chef Kimo.

Thank JodyO4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, very flavourful and perfectly cooked seafood and steaks! Enjoyed the spectacle of everything, though it definitely felt more Americanized than authenticate Japanese. Catered to the huge tourist population and meant mostly to entertain but we had a great chef/server that was funny, knowledgeable, and talented. Would go back, good ambience and cocktails as well!

Thank KristinThorogood
Minyama, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have had teppanyki at several restaurants but this was by far the best. The staff were also amazing and bought the whole table of strangers together to make it a most enjoyable experience. A little expensive but worth the money.

Thank Lesley P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have been to many tappan steakhouses over the years and our table chef (Joe) was best ever. His 'show' had many of the same tricks with a wonderful array of specials that he has mastered. Food was very good. I would recommend this if you want this kind of meal.

Thank Globaljoan
Gaithersburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

the chef put on a great show of juggling and slicing and dicing. The food was excellent. It was our second visit and we enjoyed it again. Good value too.

Thank Joel B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Appreciate everything about last nightʻs visit to Tanaka of Tokyo East. Everyone from the General Manager Mr. Bautista to the wait staff was extremely welcoming to our group. One of the chefs, Kimo was able to share his talents with us and his Kumu Hula. We were not disapointed! He showed us his skills on the teppan and also with... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We love coming to Tanaka of Tokyo. It's our first experience at this location. Our guy was very entertaining. Normally, they don't talk through the whole dinner, but this guy did and he was pretty funny. The food was great and they give you plenty. Our last night in Hawaii is traditional to come here for our last hurrah. Glad... More 

Thank timteresa0
Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to take the kids to Tepanyaki experience while in Waikiki after reading reviews and some tourist magazines we settled on the 2016 winner and we were not disappointed. Our chef John a part texan/japanese and irish (interesting mix) was amazing and funny and very interactive. Food was great and we sat with a lovely korean couple on honeymoon... More 

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Melville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Haven't gone to a Japanese Hibachi restaurant in years, but this one did not disappoint. Our chef John not only was an excellent cook but impressed us with his great personality, and his skilled ability as a Hibachi samurai.. It was our 40th wedding anniversary, and the house provided us with a lovely cake, a photo of our time at... More 

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Mountainview, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not sure why we decided to choose this place for dinner, as it's not "Hawaiin" and we've experienced the same back in the SF Bay Area. This was typical standard fare Tepanyaki grill with the chop chop, flip flip, clang, clang, fire fire, bang bang show. Kinda expensive, had to wait for about 20 minutes (after our scheduled reservation) but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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: 150 Kaiulani Ave Fl 1, Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4233

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