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Tanaka of Tokyo West, Honolulu, HI

Tanaka of Tokyo West

4.6
4.6
492 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Teppanyaki, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 945-3443

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Kim

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 492 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oahu

    Kid Friendly

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  1. J

    Jkim

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was entertaining and the food tasted great. My kids loved the experience, at it was their first time at teppanyaki restaurant.
  2. MK

    MommyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Performance was good and funny. Tha was my daughter's birthday celebration. I hope she enjoyed the day.
  3. s

    susanf

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating and kind.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  5. M

    Maximus

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cameron was terrific! The showmanship was wonderful. The food was delicious! We try to go at least 4-5 times a year.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place but location is extremely difficult to find!
  7. M

    Marshall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entertainment was Awesome ask for Joe and Bartender Bobby made Good Drinks
  8. p

    pats

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Evening and Food, our Chef Kevin was Awesome, and our Hostess was also great we all had a great evening and enjoyed it all. Aloha
  9. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Joe was the best! Of course the food was amazing but he was also entertaining! We will definitely return +
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was really enjoyable, our cook was spectacular, food was delicious. Our server was training and did great!! This was my third time at this establishment. I highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome. It was a great/fun experience. Shoutout to Chef Seth and Hailey.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family dinner! Cameron was great and the in laws had a blast!
  13. AS

    ASan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and worth the price. If you're looking for a great cocktail, I recommend their lychee martini. It is soo good. All of their staff are always so kind and accommodating. Anytime I have family or friends visiting the area, I always direct them to this restaurant. Overall, great food, great staff, and great ambience :)
  14. s

    supermom

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been years since our last visit and it was great as usual. Nice, attentive, funny chef, and wait staff were also good. We had the seared ahi appetizer -- yummy and the ribeye and chicken. Also had the garlic fried rice and all were excellent and portions were generous. If anything to criticize, the garlic fried rice while good, i remember it being better with more garlic flavor. but it was still good!
  15. PP

    PacificPalate

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our chef, Cameron and server Erica were outstanding and the meal was great as usual. My sons ate sirloin, lobsters, and scallops which were done perfectly. This time I especially appreciated the garlic fried rice and miso soup, so good. We were seated at a table with some young people who were nice to talk to. Tanaka of Tokyo continues to deliver value for the money, despite the pandemic issues of finding employees and slow supply chains. Well done T of T!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and Jayson is the best chef!
  17. R

    Robyn

    Hawaii

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice ending to a day off.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and joe did a fabulous job will certainly be back!!
  19. d

    david

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Bad host, kept people waiting long while the table has been ready
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for his birthday. We all had an amazing time. The food, the staff and service were excellent. In gratitude for a wonderful experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place, great service
  22. RO

    RoyO

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite dinner spot. Such great entertainment by chefs with incredible dexterity. Flames, flying shrimp tails, happy faces, and utensil juggling! Chefs are also very funny. The food quality is high and seasoned perfectly. Enjoy!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although it was a birthday dinner for my wife, my son loved the experience! He loved watching the chef cook our meal!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was bland. Server was slow.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef puts on a great show. Amazing fun for the whole family!
  26. E

    Eric

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    If you have reservations, it makes no sense coming early as they’ll seat you well after. We came 10 minutes early with our reservation set at 8:15, huge crowd before us…saw people arriving well after (while we were waiting) AND WE WERE THE LAST ONE STILL OUTSIDE AT 8:30. We looked very silly if you ask me. If I hadn’t gone in to check the status of our reservations, the two hostesses (8/5/22) would’ve glossed over us. However, not all is lost as we were fortunate to have had a super waitress Hailey and a witty & talented chef Jason. Without these two individuals, this place would’ve received 1star across the board. You may catch further honest reviews on Yelp and @goodeatshi.

    Tanaka of Tokyo WestResponded on August 8, 2022Your guest questionnaire was returned with all excellent ratings, and the comment, "Everything was awesome! Thank you for the anniversary song". Your party had an 8:15pm reservation and our recorded video confirms you were seated at 8:25pm which is within our 15-minute grace period. The people seated before you checked in before you. The night that you dined, we received a 100% overall satisfaction rating; 89% of the questionnaires were returned with excellent ratings and 11% were good.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chef made some comments eluding to our race “stealing” the island. A little weird to start off the night. But other than that everything was great
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved that they were patient with my toddlers and even gave them gold fish crackers to snack on while we waited.
  29. H

    Hulagirlmele

    Hawaii

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress and the cook were excellent food was superior
  30. w

    whatagirl808

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 7 year old sons first time here. We came just to eat out for an end of summer celebration. He enjoyed it so much he asked if his next birthday could be there! He ate all his food and really enjoyed everything. Mahalo!
  31. RB

    RussellB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Always a great place to eat. Always have entertaining cooks to keep us laughing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll be back!
  33. KF

    KatherineF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Tanaka on each of our three visits to Hawaii and it never fails to disappoint. Undoubtedly the best meal we have had on this most recent trip.
  34. JO

    JudyO

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!! The food was well prepared & the ambiance was great
  35. BK

    BenK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and fun dining experience!
  36. LT

    LoriT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious. Jayson, our cook/chef was entertaining.
  37. J

    Judyos

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was almost perfect. We had a little wait, to be seated and to place our order, possibly being short handed. The food was great once the chef started to prepare our dinners. Our dessert, ice cream, was a small scoop. I had a large piece of "solid" ice in my ice cream. The server went to get me another cup, too long of wait. Did not wait, just for another small scoop..left. We probably will be going back, the food was great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This location needs an update/renovation. Things seem old, dirty, and sticky. The chef was great and did all of the impressive tricks. The food was delicious. It was also so hot in the restaurant. They need to turn up the AC.
  39. RA

    RonnieA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was great, loved his humor, food was perfect, my son loved his Waygu Steak and enjoyed his birthday dinner
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! We did not leave hungry!! Great service, great food! Thank you too Caleb and Cameron for an awesome time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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 West is rated 4.6 stars by 492 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 17 times today
Google Map for Tanaka of Tokyo West

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814-4604

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Teppanyaki, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Kim

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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