Service a bit slow?
I went for lunch for my 50th birthday. The manager and waitress couldn’t have been nicer. The food and ambiance is excellent. And it’s right across from the Amazon Spheres. Very cool view out their front windows.
The food was ok. I’ve had way better in seattle at those price points but I heard the lunch service is best. The cocktails were good. I’ll be back for lunch but probably not dinner. Servers were great.
Our server was excellent!! So knowledgeable and so tuned in. The birthday dessert was an over the top surprise. Will return soon, no question!
It was clear the menu and ambiance are targeted to the Amazon employees in the area.
The booth seats are the most uncomfortable I've ever encountered, and my lower back was killing me by the time we left. I had the bento box, which was mostly good, but the salmon serving was small and a little bit dry. We ordered a roasted carrot salad to share which was unbelievably delicious.
Ordered too many dishes but all were great.
Menu is extremely inventive and lively. Loved this restaurant!
I've eaten here off and on over the past few years and it was pretty good. This time I was disappointed. My guest and I had bento boxes. There was nothing exciting about mine which featured a small piece of grilled salmon. I felt short-changed considering the price. If you want a bento box, go to a Japanese restaurant.
The service was excellent and it should be since Tom Douglas tacks on an automatic 20% tip.
So much fun. Very casual. Wings and Japanese whisky - that’s all I’m gonna say.
So much fun. Very casual. Lots of small plates. Great for a relaxing meal. The chicken wings were unbelievable. So good that we ordered more again. People there were so friendly. Definitely on the list for a return visit.
The beef curry was amazing!
TanakaSan is always excellent in terms of variety, service and excellence!
Fun menu for dine around Seattle. Great place for our 11-year old who loves Asian, spicy and innovative cooking!
Another brilliant meal at TanakaSan. Not a single wasted calorie. GO there. Ask to be seated in Margaret's section...she gets it. Then order the two drinks that we had a Sanjuro and a Suntory Time. Both were amazing. Get the Salty Caramel Wings. There is nothing like them anywhere. Best wings ever. Fried twice, eaten once...quickly. When ordering entrées, have the House Spaghetti with 5 spice meat sauce and the Coconut Beef. Both were amazing. And if it's still fall, try the incredible delicata squash. So good, you can call it your dessert. If you still feel thirsty after your drink, tap into the dang! citra ipa from Hellbent brewery. It was delicious.
The kitchen serves up an excellent variety of flavors and aromas. Go with a group of friends and share a number of plates to experience that variety. Four of us shared seven small plates (which might have been one too many), and the only disappointment was the salmon. The fish was excellent, but the seasoning was so mild in comparison to the other dishes that it got lost on the plate. If you order it, ask for it to be brought first.
Incredible food! The chicken wings are to die for-super crispy and amazing depth of flavor. The okonimiyaki is a must order too.
I attended as part of Dine Around Seattle. The service was really great and felt real, caring, and relaxed. The food was awesome and a great value.
Bento box lunch was delicious !! So impressed
Great "Dine Around" spot. Interesting and delicious choices. We ordered the "wine flight" and loved tasting three different wines that all pair well with Asian flavors. Our Nepali relative loved the condiments in jars on the table so she could make her dish as spicy as she wanted (way too spicy for us Americans!) All the dishes were packed full of flavor and were so interesting and unique. We've been before but its been too long. We will be back again soon!
I loved Tanakasan. Great drinks and great service!
Service was spectacular and good was great!
The flavors and combinations are incredible and the service is excellent!!!
Very nice place, little pricey, but okay. Also, more vegan options please. Thank you.
This was my 10th visit to tanakasan, and by far the worst experience. The usually delicious and crisp wings had a chewy crust and were soggy with oil. Everything else was mediocre, which is fine for most lunch places but not at this price. The restaurant was full well staffed, yet service was unusually slow and inefficient. They should really well-practiced at delivering a great lunch given their proximity to the Amazon campus. Good thing I booked two hours for lunch, I needed every minute. Best to come on weekends, when the business is slow and everything else is hopefully perfect.
We had AWESOME service and the food was excellent!! The portions were large, so we got "take home bags" - no doggies were going to eat these leftovers!! I asked my son's girlfriend to pick a restaurant so we could take them out to celebrate her new job in Seattle.They had been there before, but I never had. I was "over the moon" impressed from start to finish!
Appetizer and Dessert were really good (curry potstickers and coconut sorbet) but entree was a joke (salmon rice bowl) because salmon was overcooked and was an appetizer size of salmon, really?
Disappointing was the busy waiter and the 20% automatic tip included. I expect pretty good service if you will do that.
The food was good however not what I was expecting for the cost. I would have preferred that familiar menu items be called what they are ("caramelized coconut beef" is panang beef). I would have ordered something more unique. The beef was very salty as was the shishito pepper appetizer.
The food was fantastic. We shared a bunch of small plates and appetizers. The Osaka pancake was devine! The service left a lot to be desired, especially since it wasn't even a full restaurant.
Great venue for team event! The salted caramel wings were awesome! Everyone enjoyed the mezzanine area with the activities!
Sharing dishes is good so that you can try many things. Dishes are creative Japanese dishes, opposed to authentic Japanese food.
I ordered salad sprinkled with red peppers. As seeds were left, some bites too hot.
Service and ambiance were excellent. I wish they had more smaller dishes.
Love this restaurant. The service has always been great, the food is fresh, and inventive without being pretentious. Great date place before the movies, symphony or a show.
The food was good, but the wait to get food seemed really long even though we sat right away (almost to the point of walking out). I think this was because there seemed to be only one server. I hate to knock a restaurant due to that because it isn't the guy's fault, he was really working hard. but they really could have used another person.
As far as the meal, that was very good. Dumplings were amazing. Loved the burger and the chicken katsu omelette.
Always a pleasure at Tom Douglas restaurants. Great service, unique food always a good combo!
This is my first time writing a review, I normally don't... But I had such a great time, so I felt like I needed to. The food was great, but the service was above and beyond. Jett was amazing. We were out of town (visiting from Philadelphia), but he made us feel right at home.
As for the food, you have try their wings and tuna.
We had a Tom Douglas gift card and wanted to try one of his restaurants we had not visited before. Food was delicious with bold flavors, creative, and colorful. We'll definitely be back.
Great dining experience! The service was excellent, the suggestions were spot on, and the food was delicious! We couldn't ask for a better evening!
TanakaSan had a great atmosphere and the food was excellent!!
Interesting design concept--a movable feast in Tom Douglas's constellation of dining experiences in Seattle. Everything was delicious. Our server provided valuable guidance about portion size (a "small plate" serves two--larger than expected). She was extremely gracious. The coconut beef is utterly and completely soul satisfying.
We had a great time at TanakaSan. The setting was attractive, and the food was outstanding. Our waiter did a great job of helping us understand what the right amount of food would be for us to share some plates. We walked away satisifed without being stuffed or leaving a lot behind. Because we were visiting from out of town, taking leftovers wasn't a good option.
Lowsy food, over priced and nothing to recommend except nice setting.