Tanaka of Tokyo West

4.6
282 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 $17.00 and $19.00. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 282 people are saying
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SkyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father in laws birthday

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LaurieL
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our hostess, chef (Austin) and support staff were wonderful. My guest and I were stuffed. It was nice to have staff with such a great outlook and fun personality!!

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DianaP
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a Monday night so it wasn’t busy. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Our chef was very personable and entertaining. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was greeted at the door by the hostesses and the manager, Hong. They quickly took my party’s information and we were promptly shown to our table. Chris was our server, very attentive to my needs and even made a note for Chef Austin regarding my allergies and dietary needs. I had the Steak and Chicken. My date had the lobster and filet. Everything tasted amazing! Chef Austin kept the conversation going and I loved his jokes! Bryson came by and made sure we enjoyed our experience and that everything tasted great. On our way out, we were invited to return and we will definitely return soon. Thank you to the staff for a great experience!

JC
JoanC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from entry to exit. Chef was entertaining and staff were very attentive

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night was a success! The food was great, friendly staff, we were seated before our reservation which was nice because we arrived early. A little pricy but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was the most incredible chef we’ve ever seen! We had the best time ever and he made our night so special and certainly one we would never forget. It was unbelievable. Hilarious but professional and on top of the incredible show, everything he cooked tasted perfect and amazing. Thank you so much joe for the greatest birthday show for us! We’ll be coming back for you!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

attentive/nice waitress and chef was great! Good food, good people.

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JayG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! No wait, food was brilliantly prepared right in front of you.. Amazing time with love ones. I try to make it there whenever I have family in town.

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Stella
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation so bring seated was quite fast. The male waiter who took our order was precise, courteous and friendly. Our chef seemed to be a pro at cooking entertainment style and was funny. One thing that I wasn’t very impressed was the way they carry out the rice for the fried rice. As a Japanese, it made me cringe to see white rice spread on a plastic brown tray. It should be in a bowl.
Overall, service was great and we had a good time.

JL
JoelL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the chef gave an awesome and hilarious cooking experience. We will be sure to visit again when we're back on Oahu.

MM
MichaelM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing night thank you to the staff and the cook!!

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vipKathleen
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was a decent experience, just wasn’t what I expected coming from mainland. Most Japanese Steakhouses specialize in sushi as well. There was no sushi served here. No fault of the restaurant, but was less than I expected. The food was also somewhat bland, but was cooked perfectly. The house sauces came in handy. The service from the waitress was amazing. The room was smaller than I am used to but was still nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and experience. Only thing when we sat down and ate our salad we didn’t see our cook until 30 minutes after

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience food and service was outstanding.

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Pony
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun dining there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing all around. Awesome job!!!

PP
vipPacificPalate
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I had filet and shrimp, cooked to perfection! My son OD’d on Wagyu beef, lobster and scallops. He ate it all! Scott was a great chef, very entertaining and Lisa made sure our glasses were never empty. Five star place for sure!!

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Kiridanguahan
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was as we expected as we have dined here before.

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TomC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Thank you for great food and fun with the family! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you!

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Alohamade808
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cooking food show, the chef was entertaining and interactive. Food and service was great, can't wait to go back.

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KIMBERLY
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience!!! We had Lexus as our waitress and Austin as our chef. Lexus was amazing and very attentive with filling our glasses with water. That is a quality I look for any time I dine in a restaurant because I am always drinking my water. Austin was great as well and loved his humor. Thank you for making our night a great one!

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vipCDub
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Teppanyaki with the great showmanship you want at the tableside grill!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very entertaining. Christian cooked my ribeye perfectly. It was the tastiest steak compared to the fillet and sirloin. I highly suggest. Lisa gave great service. Kevin the manager checked on us multiple times. Excellent customer service from all. Thank you!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was fantastic, it was me and my mother's first time at Tanaka. Austin who was our chef was energetic, funny, and easy to speak to. The food was cooked perfectly to taste, not too salty or too bland also the cocktails were super delicious. Not much I can complain about, the lighting felt a bit dark but it was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! My daughter had a fun birthday dinner!

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AlexandriaC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

This place feels like it's intended for parties and events. It's entertaining and energetic, and the wait staff provide great service. Food is good given that you're mostly paying for the entertainment. However, if you want a quiet, sophisticated dinner you should look elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, friendly wait staff and a fun chef! The food was delicious and the night was memorable. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the wait staff at Tanaka made it more than special!!!!! They were pleasant from beginning to end, engaging and very attentive. Wonderful experience!

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Mase
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jayson was funny and a great host as well as great at multi tasking

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love coming here! Unfortunately this visit was very different from precovid days. We waited long after our meal was cooked for rice to come out. Also, our appetizers came out after our meal was cooked. Then we waited over 15 minutes for our desserts. Really was displeased with the service.

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Camaro
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is dinner and show environment. The steaks at either level sirloin, rib eye, and wagyu were awesome! Have the cold water lobster, it is worth the taste.

I hope you get "Chef Pono" he was funny and great personality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I come I always leave satisfied. It’s such a great experience! I took my friends for their first time and they loved the “performance” the cooks put on. I love it here. The food is great and the staff is so conscious about what’s going on. I never waited long for anything, drinks, refills, taking the empty plates away. I dropped my chopstick and in less than 2 minutes I had one. I didn’t even have time to ask. 💖💕

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! We dine there regularly, and the staff there are awesome!

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yumms
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanaka of Tokyo is a place we frequent often, especially for birthdays!

As always, the chef put out quite a wonderful experience and waitstaff as well as manager we’re splendid!!

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vipTheFoxes
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Tables are beat up, food is bland and disappointing. Was looking forward to traditional teppanyaki but this is basic Americanized kitsch.

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vipWhitneyN
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! Bryson, Christian and Annabel were attentive, entertaining and made my son’s 16th bday extra special. Mahalo Nui Loa!

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MelissaSharon
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient. Our chef was super nice and really funny. Yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly.

FAQs

Tanaka of Tokyo West is rated 4.6 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.