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TanakaSan - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
290 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

TanakaSan is a modern American Asian restaurant. Eric Tanaka's background as a Japanese-American kid growing up in LA's melting pot sets the tone for our playful menu. This is the food that satisfies our cravings. We hope you enjoy eating it as much as we enjoy cooking it.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00pm–6:00pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun CLOSED

  • Phone number

    (206) 812-8412

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Martz

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Lenora

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. p

    pamelah

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is upliftingly delicious. Very clean flavors, perfectly beautiful dishes. Fantastic salted plum lemonade made by Mat

  2. B

    Bunny

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I AM SO SAD THEY ARE CLOSING!!! But I do understand. Just makes me so sad.

  3. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Though the restaurant is closing, I will say the food was delicious! The service was slow...it took us 15 minutes to get our first drink which is really odd, then we had to ask for water several times, rather than having someone come and fill our glass. Kind of odd.

  4. DK

    DanaK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The Dumpling Party is OUTSTANDING! 4 different varieties, some tried and true and some new and unusual. All were delicious! I could have eaten dumplings all night but the weather also called for warming broth based soup. The pork and shrimp wonton soup was exactly what I needed to warm me up on a typical cold, damp, Seattle night!

  5. AN

    AaronN

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food seems a little outdated for the price, service was very good though.

  6. TB

    TheresaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Met with longtime friends visiting Seattle

  7. BC

    BobC

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Love the salted caramel wings. Hope they show up in another Tom Douglas restaurant.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    You can tell this place is about to close...no spirit, food was not Tom Douglas standard and it felt like you were eating in a small town Teriyaki place..:

  9. BC

    BobC

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great. Sorry it’s closing. Hope the salted caramel wings land in another Tom Douglas restaurant.

  10. MP

    MeredithP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Sorry they will close next month. Especially like the Osaka pancake and rice cakes.

    TanakaSan - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 12, 2019

    Thank you for your support. We hope to see you again soon!

  11. t

    tslusk

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place! It's an easy go-to for happy hour and has amazing sake slushies.

    TanakaSan - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 12, 2019

    Thank you for coming in! We are thrilled to be your happy-hour spot!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    With the family. High prices for creative options.

  13. J

    Joel

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wings are the best. You should try the beef and noodles and share.

  14. N

    Newsroom

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    This is not Japanese cuisine. Spaghetti with Five Spice is not Japanese. The restaurant is a gimmick to get people to $50 for things mixed with kim Chee and radishes in the name fusion Japanese. Avoid this place at all costs.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing Asian Fusion by Eric Tanaka....1st time there and loved it. Highly recommend. Food unlike anywhere else.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food is great. Everything we ate was solid with the exception of the mackerel.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Go engaged!!!

  18. FC

    FelixCat666

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I loved this place! The food was delicious, as were the drinks, and the servers were friendly and very helpful. Would definitely eat here again!

  19. ER

    EveR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the people-watching on the patio was very entertaining!

  20. B

    Battitato1981

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always enjoy this place ... great place (and area) to bring out of towners ...

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    It was fancy food so I didn't love it but most people would and it was a great atmosphere!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    The food is so good here. Everything we tried was fantastic. Not true for the service. I can only guess that since they get a 20% service charge instead of the ability to tip, the incentive to provide excellent service by the wait staff is gone. So unfortunate since the food is so good.

  23. m

    mountaineer

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tanakasan always delivers! Amazing food, great beer and wine pairing options, wonderful wait staff.

  24. T

    Tablefor5

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waitress was awesome...she knew the dishes and sauces and helped us make our choices. The infused sake was delicious!

  25. M

    Moscoid

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Underwhelmed. A couple items were quite good, but overall portions were small, food just OK, and prices high.

  26. DD

    DanD

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Consistent food. Service no longer better than average as was after switch to mandatory service charge. Sigh.

  27. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff. Went at lunch time and it was really loud but that is expected.

  28. E

    Esmae

    Boise

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great, flavorful food more than makes up For slow service

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Japanese style curry chicken thigh in bento? Wow, so good!!!

  30. FW

    FoodWineFun

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Get the fresh juice - every sip is a joy!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from Jami and delicious food!

  32. DB

    DebbieB

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It wa hard for me to understand what I was ordering... size, combination of ingredients... would have liked pictures to see what tie portions looked like

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Server seemed irritated the whole time. Drinks took forever. Never got my second drink, water was good I guess. Food was great! Probably would come back for appetizers and drinks but not for a full dinner.

  34. AB

    AnthonyB

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Great tasting dumplings, but tiny portion that cost a lot.

  35. MJ

    MegJ

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the food was fantastic.

  36. MM

    MickMatt

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Tanakasan is a very reliable place for good meal that is nice while still feeling casual. The setting is a bit unique, being open to the building it is inside of, and the noise level isn't quiet, but there is plenty of room between tables so it allows you to relax and have fun. The food varies from decent to outstanding, the dumplings are always worth ordering, the chicken wings are amongst the best in Seattle, the coconut beef is a nice sweet/savory entree, and the shrimp pancake is a real winner. The Happy Hour is terrific, and the house cocktails are very good, especially the sake slushies.

  37. MD

    MagicD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went above and beyond! I was taking my friend to a surprise party for her after dinner and we were ahead of schedule. I let the host and our waiter know and they were incredibly accommodating and helpful in helping me slow down the meal and get back on schedule! Our waiter Conner and the host (can’t remember his name!) were AWESOME!

    TanakaSan - Permanently ClosedResponded on May 16, 2019

    Thank you so much for celebrating such a special occasion with us!!! We appreciate you! Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

  38. DT

    DonT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We enjoyed the food and the service and we certainly would return. I would have rated it higher, but one of our meals was black cod, a Valentine's special but the portion was just tiny.

  39. DK

    DrKoob

    Seattle

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love Tanakasan but we were saddened by menu changes. Missed the fried rice. Please bring it back. Otherwise dinner was awesome. Wings best ever. Drinks awesome. Super Spaghetti and Coconut Beef.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Appetizers = 👌 Entree = 👌 Slushi sake fusions = stuff and 👌🍶🍶🍶 The ambiance is great. It has that restaurant background noise but not loud and you can have a nice conversation with your partner. The service was also great. Every time we seemed to need help they were quick to spot us and they also went around the tables seeing if customers would need anything. The only ding I give it would be their seared tuna entree. The sauce was overwhelming with dill and floral tastes while the tuna was seared perfectly it had no flavor. The beef tataki was delicious so was their version of the okonomiyaki. The katsu omelet was 👌. The okonomiyaki was 🔥. Beef tataki 🔥. Seared tuna 🤮 I’d go again to try their other dishes.

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TanakaSan - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 290 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Lenora

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00pm–6:00pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun CLOSED

  • Cuisines

    Asian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Martz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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