The tantalizing tastes of TanakaA La Carte
July 5, 2020
Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Tanaka of Tokyo
Tanaka of Tokyo West at Ala Moana Shopping Center is back in the dine-in business, and vice president Alison “Bo” Tanaka couldn’t be more excited.
“We’ve missed our loyal guests dearly, and words cannot express how happy we are to finally welcome everyone back,” she says.
Teppanyaki-style eats and entertaining chef performances are still on the docket, and restaurant staff has been hard at work implementing CDC-approved guidelines and protocols to ensure guest safety.
“Being a teppanyaki restaurant, Tanaka of Tokyo is already one of the safest restaurants to dine in due to our extensive ventilation system, which fully exhausts and exchanges dining room air every two minutes,” explains Tanaka.
Through the well-maintained aeration network, the amount of outside air consistently filtering through the eatery’s dining room is 15 times greater than state Department of Health standards.
“Which makes dining in almost as good as dining outside,” she adds.
Aside from numerous hand sanitizer stations around restaurant, as well as socially distanced seating for guests, all staff and chefs wear face covers throughout the dining experience. The talented culinary masters will still be putting on delightful shows — we’re lookin’ at you, onion volcano — for diners who can choose from one of many set meal options.
Popular choices are surf-and-turf combos like the Filet and Garlic Shrimp ($44.75) or Sirloin and Garlic Shrimp ($39.95). Both come with loads of protein, as well as veggies, rice and side dishes.
Interested in a pro tip? Add on Tanaka of Tokyo’s Famous Garlic Fried Rice for $5.25. You’ll thank us later.