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“Exceptional Experience”

Tanaka of Tokyo West
Ranked #129 of 2,595 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Reviewed 27 January 2017 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 liking.

The shrimp appetizer included with the meal was a little smaller than expected but was made up for by the generous portions of the meal.

Hot sake to start and a scoop of ice cream, included, to finish made for a truly enjoyable experience.

Zryno put on more show than I've seen at a Japanese Steakhouse in a while. Benihana and Kobe have gotten slack, but Tanaka has provided a consistent experience over the years.

Capt Joe

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 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
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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.

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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.

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Thank Lynnbrownstone
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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 vegetables and delicious fried rice. The cooking show is fun to watch and our cook Tako did a especially good job. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ramon N
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