Tanaka of Tokyo West

4.6
301 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 301 people are saying
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Heather
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious. Staff was very attentive and available whenever we needed them.

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Localeatinglocal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was was ok. We expected better food for the price. The service was great, however. The staff was amazing. Honolulu is a great place to get Japanese food and there are better options in the city. It’s a touristy place and fun if you’re into that.

MF
vipMamaFoodie
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful! We haven't been there for a while and we knew our boys would love to experience it again. Kevin was great! He conversed with my oldest and treated him like any other patron of the restaurant. He inquired what was the occasion of our night out. TBH! It was just purely a family night out on the weekend, indulging in a new atmosphere for our boys to encounter. Of course, also the flamboyant flair of what makes TOT-West, is the "volcano" fiery onion show! Our waitress Alexis was very attentive to our needs and quickly served at our request. The food was cooked perfect and the sake we ordered that evening was a great addition. The night was really special because my kids were happy and it allowed us, my husband and I, to relax and enjoy the night out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG AMAZING!!!! From beginning to end I really enjoyed my experience. I will definitely be back!

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vipReddevils
Hawaii
52 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came from the Big Island to celebrate our anniversary at Tanaka. We had a great time. The quality of food was great and the chef’s cooking was entertaining. We highly recommend Tanaka for a wonderful and fun meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service from the very beginning! There was a problem with an order and they quickly apologized and fixed the meal. Everyone was accommodating and nice, always making sure everyone’s needs was met.
My husband was so impressed with the customer service that he wanted to give more tip than we usually give.
Very nice experience!

HK
vipHawaiiKawaii
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Tanaka of Tokyo West provided us with excellent service during our visit last night. Everyone was kind and very attentive to our needs during dinner. Our chef, Christian was excellent! He was very entertaining and took great care to prepare our dinner to our liking. We will definitely be back again. Tanaka of Tokyo West is our “go to” teppanyaki style restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Positive experience. Nothing was wrong or unpleasant. I think I’d enjoy working there as a joke teller.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Average seating time, excellent waiter, average chef engagement, excellent food, pricier menu.

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Sherwin
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chef was amazing. I was particularly impressed with him flipping the rice bowl with a spatula. For my tastes, I wish there was more seasoning to the protein or more choices in terms of sauces.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Took my wife here for a special occasion and we both loved it. Excellent service. Quality food. Great drinks. Good value. We recommend.

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Stephanie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service! 10/10 recommend this restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was the right place, to take my wife to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef Ryan put up a great show and cooked us a wonderful meal. The wagyu was melt in your mouth and delicious. I also love the teppan veggies they give you to start the meal. Also,the ice cream for dessert was lovely! You also get a complimentary photo after the meal.

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Debbie
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were attentive, and our cook, Mikael, was entertaining. We enjoyed dining there to celebrate our nephew's birthday.

LM
LynnMarieL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous team and food at Tanaka’s can’t recommend them enough! One of our favorite restaurants of all time. Staff and food quality is excellent. Most tender steaks. Go if you can. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were the loud table in the back and they were amazing and tolerant of our shenanigans all night. It was a great birthday experience and will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seated us promptly to our reservation. Attention to our orders and entertaining!

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SkyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father in laws birthday

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LaurieL
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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!!

DP
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.

OT
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
vipJoanC
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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!

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

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

JG
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
3 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
vipJoelL
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.

OT
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
7 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.

OT
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
43 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
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

TC
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.

FAQs

Tanaka of Tokyo West is rated 4.6 stars by 301 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.