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Tanaka of Tokyo - East, Honolulu, HI

Tanaka of Tokyo - East

4.5
4.5
370 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Welcome to Tanaka of Tokyo! Enjoy a full array of the finest Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood, and fresh vegetables skillfully prepared by Master teppan-yaki chefs. Their dexterity will dazzle you and the elegant atmosphere will delight you.

If your desired reservation time is not listed, please call.

Every inch of air in Tanaka of Tokyo is vented out by our powerful exhaust system and replaced by fresh outside air every 2 minutes! We are the safest dining room in Hawaii!

Celebration Cakes Are Available!
If you are celebrating a special occasion, we have two sizes of “Celebration Packages”, which include a cake and a small gift. Small cakes are suitable for parties up to five and large cakes are suitable for parties of six or more. The prices are $19.00 and $22.00. If you wish to order, please let us know which size in the “add special request” box in the reservation form. For birthdays, we will personalize the cake plate if you provide the name of the birthday person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 922-4233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christian Punzalan

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Parking details

    Parking structure entrance is off of Kuhio Avenue and located between Whaler's General Store and Coin Laundry. We fully validate for 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 370 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, easy to find location and interactive chef
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Way more expensive than most Hibatchi restaurants. It all comes with white rice , up charge for fried rice, no noodles. The staff is awesome and I like the photos they take it’s a nice memory to have
  3. A

    Athenerd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely attentive and the chef was very nice
  4. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, very entertaining with the knives. Lots of options for different budgets. Definitely glad we went.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration but definitely wasn’t acknowledged for it even though it was mentioned multiple times. Oh well. Food was good but not flavorful.
  6. E

    Evykitty

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was an interesting experience. The showmanship was good and entertaining. Service was excellent. Food was okay, on the pricier side for what you are getting. If you’ve never been a teppanyaki spot then perhaps this would be worthwhile, however this is definitely on the pricier side of teppanyaki spots I’ve been to.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Tried both central and east. Central shows better performance, with new interial.
  8. JD

    JeffD

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant feels old and tired. The hibachi grill was not working correctly so our chef struggled to cook our meal. Food was bland and not cooked properly. Would not return.
  9. JM

    JuanM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honeymoon . Excellent experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    good food, good service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was Anthony, he was great, friendly and entertaining. The good was delicious great value.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice cut of Wagyu beef. Seared to perfection. Melts in your mouth. The filet mingnon was soft with minimal fat. The chicken was cooked just right. My kids loved the food and show.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    My Daughters birthday and my 2 yr old Granddaughter had to remind them and finally they did the traditional song. We felt like we were the Add on that they had to run in the back and grab the back of the house staff to fill in
  15. DK

    DariaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s been my 2nd time in here… The food was delicious, Chief Christian is really fun! Loved his show! Will definitely be back !
  16. S

    Smart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Gabriel was very interactive with the table. He did tricks and conversated with all guest, and was very genuine. Amazing food and talent! Thank you for a great night!
  17. N

    Nichole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No background music, chef was cheesy with his tricks and jokes. Scallops were so gross and not fresh- I did not eat any of them and surprised no one asked how the meal was when seeing that. Server Connor was great. But the meal was disgusting- you could tell they were recently frozen and not fresh. Took 2 hours to get food cooked and served. It was just dragged out and not fun at all. Will definitely not go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cook was fantastic! Food was great. Good portion size for price.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good time
  20. BG

    BobbyG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ribeye was excellent, as was seafood. Fried rice was under seasoned and overcooked.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance of the restaurant was very welcoming. The staff from start to finish were amazing. Cyrus our chef for the evening did an amazing job entertaining the table while perfectly cooking and seasoning every single item that came off his table side grill.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Save you money. Chef had a sub par show and even worse food. Lobster was over cooked and dry..same thing with the steak.
  23. W

    gordonW

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Understaffed. Lacking in management. Too much salt in the miso and salad.
  24. HI

    HITOMIS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    予約時間に行っても待たされ、料理が出て来るのに、1時間待たされ、キッチンからメインの食材が届くのがおくれているからと、メインの前に相談もフライドライスを作り始めた 全くお勧めできない
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef Christian was awesome. Food was fantastic and he was very entertaining. Thank you.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was epic and Jacob gave thr best show I have ever experienced st any hibachi grill.
  27. OB

    OscarB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Chef Matt and Waiter Mike made the night spectacular. The show, service and food was spot on. The location is centralized and ambiance made this place a great spot to eat. But lets be real, the food is overpriced. I get you’re paying for dinner at a tourist trap city but I didn’t think it was worth it (not taking anything from the chef, he killed it!). Drinks were fun and enjoyable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant puts Benihana to SHAME. absolutely INCREDIBLE service. We had KATSU as our chef, and we were absolutely blown away. Not only an amazing chef, but also an incredible person. Amazing food, amazing conversation, an absolute must whether you are passing through as a tourist or coming as a local. Couldn't recommend this restaurant enough. Thank you thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was amazing with his show. Our food was delicious and host was very kind. Love this place!
  30. H

    Hawaiians

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    food was bad. salty and steak doneness was over cooked. salad was drowned in dressing. scallops were tough. no sear on the scallops. lobster was so-so. drinks were good. margarita and lava flow.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was not so good. Too much garlic
  32. HA

    HAHA

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Tanaka numerous times and every time is good but this visit was the best. We were a group of 6 and got sat in a corner which was great. We had our grill to ourselves and it was quieter and nice to see outside through the window across from us. Paul was our server and was thoughtful, quick, and attentive. Jacob was our chef and was fantastic! Jacob was quick-witted, genuine, and enthusiastic. He’s smart and is truly likable. Thank you for a wonderful triple birthday celebration!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    パフォーマンスは楽しく、料理も美味しい! 子供も大喜びでした。
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place and good food.
  35. NA

    NickA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a good teppanyaki restaurant in Waikiki. The atmosphere and quality of food was good. We’ve been here twice (once per visit) in the last two years.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Christian was an entertaining chef who delivered a great meal.
  37. MT

    MissTaryn

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was fine. Little disappointed we were sitting on the side of the table when there was no one sitting face on to the chef. My son would have enjoyed the show more. The show wasn’t anything special since it was such a small group (my family and three others). Plus being seated right next to the bathroom when I made reservations the day before. Everyone was very nice. I kept refilling my water myself and our waiter disappeared so I found a Togo box next to me so I just used that for our leftovers. Don’t plan on coming back but will leave it with a good memory.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place for any occassions!…staff,chef are very entertaining!..great job!😍
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, delicious food and our chef was hilarious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tanaka of Tokyo - East is rated 4.5 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Tanaka of Tokyo - East

150 Kaʻiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking structure entrance is off of Kuhio Avenue and located between Whaler's General Store and Coin Laundry. We fully validate for 3 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Punzalan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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