Tanaka of Tokyo West
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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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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.
Great food! My daughter had a fun birthday dinner!
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.
Amazing service, friendly wait staff and a fun chef! The food was delicious and the night was memorable. Thank you!
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!
Jayson was funny and a great host as well as great at multi tasking
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.
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!
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. 💖💕
Service was excellent! We dine there regularly, and the staff there are awesome!
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!!
Tables are beat up, food is bland and disappointing. Was looking forward to traditional teppanyaki but this is basic Americanized kitsch.
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!
Friendly and efficient. Our chef was super nice and really funny. Yummy food.
Staff were very friendly.
Tappan-yaki chef was great. 1 free picture and you can buy a good one for $20 or two for $35. Tourist trap. GPS is useless, place is a major pain to find.
Overall excellent experience for the family. Our chef Anthony was energetic, entertaining and provided us with outstanding service.
Chef was exceptional.
The service & food quality is the reason we go back for majority of our celebrations!!
The staff were all so nice and attentive and the food was amazing. Cooked to perfection!
My husband and I always come with my mother in law who is a VIP guest and tonight was our first time dining without her. We were greated politely, we were seated like 5 minutes after we checked in.
The chef was awesome! He was really funny and we loved how he cooked our food. He cooked them perfectly. The drinks were sooooo good, the servers were very friendly and made sure we were taken care of.
10/10... I cannot wait for our next dine in. Good job Tanaka Of Tokyo West. We've been dining in for years and you guys always get everything right🔥
Best food in town! Great atmosphere, fun people! We appreciate your hard workers!! 😊
The restaurant is in desperate need of updating. Tables are dirty with paint peeling off. Food is ok but not worth the very expensive prices.
It is about all performance of the chefs assigned to the table. Rice, either steamed or fried, was given at the beginning with miso soup. Why? Salty teppanyaki? The chef was intensely concentrated at the serving the portions to the assigned customers ASAP. Is the social distancing is well abided here? Highly questionable. Service was more concentrated at the speed so that they can receive the next customers! It was mediocre to poor dining experience that I don't need to go back to this place.
We are perplexed by this review. We take social distancing and ALL Covid-related mandates seriously and follow them meticulously. We receive a lot of praise because we do, and we also receive unreasonable complaints from people who do not want to follow the law which we strictly enforce. Last night was an unusually slow night which is also why we are puzzled. All of our guest questionnaires were returned with “excellent” or “good” ratings, and there were not any comments similar to this review.
Great service. Great for kids.
We had a wonderful dinner with new companions...a very pleasant evening out!!!
Food and service was excellent. It gets a little noisy at times. Good value and the personal cook makes it fun.
Employees are friendly but they seem understaffed. Chef took almost an hour to come out and serve us. He was nice but the wait seemed very excessive. Food was decent but also was a bit pricey for what we got. I personally wouldn’t recommend it to anyone for the food but I could see why some would want to go for the show.
Enjoyable and quality food as always. Friendly atmosphere and attentive service.
Heat in eyes and allergy reaction.
Tanaka of Tokyo never fails to impress. This is our family's go-to spot for family celebrations, events, etc. because the service is always spot on, the teppanyaki chef's are always entertaining and the food tastes great. I'd give it 6 stars if that was a choice.
Food and service were excellent. No complaints. However, we were seated nearly one hour after reservation. Only after some complaining did we get some faster seevice and attention. Again, no complaints about the food or service, but I wishes they did a little better respecting our limited time.
Service was great, Gabriel our chef was fantastic, he made our meal fun and exciting. We enjoy teppanyaki and have visited many other establishments when we travel and when we are at home and I speak for all of my family when I say “our evening at Tanaka’s was over the moon”….
We always enjoyed coming to Tanaka of Tokyo but we wish we had a more entertaining chef like there used to be in prior years.
Over priced for poor quality of food. Chicken thighs and frozen scallops.
For $34.00 you expect fresh seafood not frozen.
Great food. Excellent customer service.
As far as hibachi-style dining, this place was great! Our Chef, Jayson, was definitely the most entertaining hibachi chef we’ve ever had - some classic jokes, but also tons of unique material, and his skills were top notch! Our server, Lisa, was attentive but not overwhelming and extremely polite. Overall an excellent experience!!
Amazing experience and great service
Tanaka of Tokyo West is rated 4.6 stars by 257 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.