Tanaka of Tokyo West

4.6
257 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 257 people are saying
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StevenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! My daughter had a fun birthday dinner!

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AlexandriaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 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
12 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.

MD
vipMichaelD
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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AngeloA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience for the family. Our chef Anthony was energetic, entertaining and provided us with outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Chef was exceptional.

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PerlasB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food quality is the reason we go back for majority of our celebrations!!

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ElizabethL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so nice and attentive and the food was amazing. Cooked to perfection!

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JamaicaSimmons
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town! Great atmosphere, fun people! We appreciate your hard workers!! 😊

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MarisK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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irdoc
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

Tanaka of Tokyo West
Responded on August 21, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Great for kids.

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LindaS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with new companions...a very pleasant evening out!!!

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JohnE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. It gets a little noisy at times. Good value and the personal cook makes it fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Newly married

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vipFoodie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and quality food as always. Friendly atmosphere and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Heat in eyes and allergy reaction.

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vipJonW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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.

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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”….

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vipMGfoodie
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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BAS06
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Over priced for poor quality of food. Chicken thighs and frozen scallops.
For $34.00 you expect fresh seafood not frozen.

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vipmadelined
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent customer service.

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vipLonghornLukeTX
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and great service

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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.