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Tanaka Saimin

July 24 - 30, 2011

Waking Up at Tanaka

What constitutes the perfect first meal of the day varies from person to person, country to country. In the U.S., for example, we love our omelettes, pancakes and toast. Elsewhere, fresh pastries and aromatic coffees are known as the essence of many European breakfasts, while combinations of tortilla, eggs and rice are the preference at…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Where Tried and True Meets a Dash of New

The couple decided to turn away from yesterday’s look and modernize every aspect of the typical saimin eatery by opening Tanaka Saimin.

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Tanaka Saimin

At Tanaka Saimin on North Nimitz Highway, you’ll find diners slurping up a storm, all thanks to the eatery’s mouth-watering saimin. According to owners Joan and Paul Watanabe, noodles are Tanaka’s specialty, from traditional saimin and won ton min to udon and hoso udon. Other local favorites grace the menu as well, including shrimp tempura,…

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Here’s a Toast to Starting Your Day Off Right

There’s no better way to start the day than with marvelous stacks of French toast before you. And loyal readers, this luxurious breakfast creation is yet another one of my many guilty pleasures. It’s just ridiculously good — stealing my heart with each and every bite! Contrary to popular belief, French toast was not created…

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March 20 - 26, 2011 ,

Where to Roam Whenever You’re Hungry as an Ox

Being born in the Year of the Ox might explain why I love my oxtail soup so much. Now, some of you may be thinking that oxtail is one of those things you would find Andrew Zimmern eating on the Food Network’s hit show Bizarre Foods. Not so! While it may seem a bit strange…

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March 6 - 12, 2011

Savoring Saimin and More

Tanaka Saimin is the place to be when the first pangs of hunger for local favorites hit you. And although the saimin is second to none at this North Nimitz Highway establishment, chef Sing Lee brings all this and more to the table. “We use no MSG in our saimin broth,” says Lee, a 45-year…

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January 23 - 29, 2011

Weekend Specials Kick Off at Tanaka

Tanaka Saimin burst onto the restaurant scene last fall in a spacious spot at 888 N. Nimitz Hwy. The luck doesn’t end at these auspicious numbers, however, as owners Joan and Paul Watanabe have decided to offer three of their most-popular dishes as weekend specials starting today. This Sunday and every Sunday thereafter, Chef Sing…

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