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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.

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Menu

Lunch Snack

  • Griddled Rice Cakes$8.50

    pressed rice, seared golden with toasted nori, spicy kewpie and sweet soy

    • Veggie Crunch Balls$10.00

      spinach, tofu, wood ear mushroom, crispy tapioca flakes

      • Salty Caramel Wings$10.00

        double fried for maximum crisp, tossed with serrano chili and toasted garlic

        • Osaka Pancake$14.00

          a mess of shrimp, bacon & cabbage topped with bonito, mayo and oko sauce

          • Shaved Farm Vegetable and Lettuce Super Salad$12.00

            all the latest veggies from prosser, fresh herbs & more! fried shallots, spicy ginger dressing

            Build a Bento

            Served with white or brown rice, miso deviled egg, pickles and your choice: mashed potato salad or today's veggie

            • Seared Tofu$14.00

              sesame vinaigrette, charred chili, crispy tofu skin

              • Curried Chicken Thigh$16.50

                toasted garlic mayo

                • Salted Broiled Mackerel$17.00

                  shaved cabbage, lemon

                  • General Tso's Ribs$15.50

                    spicy orange sauce, puffed rice, scallion

                    • Seared Tuna*$19.00

                      herb salad, yuzu kosho aioli

                      • Dumpling Bento$17.00

                        ask your server for today's selection

                        House Meal

                        • Caramelized Coconut Beef$19.50

                          served over jasmine rice with greens, crispy shallot, young coco sambal

                          • Chicken Katsu Omelet$17.50

                            sweet egg*, crispy chicken thigh, buttered dashi onions and nozomi rice, topped with bonitio and sweet soy

                            • Crispy Soba Tofu$14.00

                              seared noodle wrapped tofu, radish, vegetarian dashi

                              Healthful Juice

                              • Clean Green$8.00

                                kale, cucumber, ginger, apple, celery, lemon

                                • Getting' Fresh$8.00

                                  pear, cucumber, mint, lime

                                  • Beauty and the Beet$8.00

                                    beet, apple, orange, carrot, ginger

                                    • Evergreen$9.00

                                      parsley, kale, celery, apple, lemon, cayenne

                                      • Tropical Spice$8.00

                                        pineapple, orange, lime, cayenne

                                        • Grasshopper$9.00

                                          ginger, lemon, pineapple, wheatgrass

                                          • Solo Juices$6.00

                                            apple, orange, pineapple, or carrot

                                            Assembly Hall Coffee

                                            • Kyoto Coffee$4.00

                                              slow-brewed in the yama tower

                                              • Mekong Coffee$7.00

                                                cold brew, condensed milk, orange

                                                • Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, or Cold Brew$4.25

                                                  • Espresso or Americano$3.50

                                                    B. Fuller's Tea

                                                    • Herbal$4.50

                                                      lemon aid, juniper sage, or melange

                                                      • Green$4.50

                                                        jasmine, coconut, or brown rice

                                                        • Black$4.50

                                                          iced tea, earl grey, or english breakfast

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                                                          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

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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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

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 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

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            10 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

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            5 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

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            35 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

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            29 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

                                                            230 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            230 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

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