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Ono add-ons for your next meal

A La Carte

August 23, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: TANAKA OF TOKYO

Lobster Tail ($18.50); Filet Mignon ($17.50); Sirloin Steak ($15)

Tanaka of Tokyo specializes in performance teppanyaki, and perhaps the only thing better than the stellar showmanship is the quality of food the chefs prepare.

“We promise you will leave our restaurants dazzled, full and with a big smile,” shares vice president Alison “Bo” Tanaka.

To fill bellies and offer a variety in proteins, the restaurant has launched its “Add-On” menu items that feature an 8-ounce Sirloin Steak ($15) and 7-ounce Filet Mignon ($17.50) — both Certified Angus Beef — as well as a sweet 8-ounce Caribbean spiny Lobster Tail ($18.50). When all members of a dining party order a full entrée, these add-ons are available for a well-rounded opulent meal that’s sure to leave everyone satisfied.

Keeping in line with its quality teppanyaki and affordable add-ons, Tanaka of Tokyo is also offering extra deals and specials on its social media sites. Find out what’s new and exciting on Instagram (@tanakaoftokyo) and Facebook (facebook.com/tanakaoftokyo).

Right now, Tanaka of Tokyo’s Ala Moana “West” location is open for dine-in service, and its foundation as a teppanyaki restaurant means it’s one of the safest places to eat anywhere on the island. It’s all thanks to the restaurant’s exhaust system that filters fresh air into the dining room every two minutes. And, in the midst of maintaining regular sanitation protocols and following all CDC guidelines, the staff at Tanaka of Tokyo has been having fun while keeping guests safe.

“Our staff all wear face masks, and our managers carry around what we refer to as the ‘Gandalf Staff’ (a 6-foot wooden pole) to ensure that all our tables and parties are 6 feet apart in the dining room,” says Tanaka, with a laugh.

Even with the new restrictions of parties no larger than five people, Tanaka of Tokyo can welcome bigger groups, thanks to a little ingenuity.

“We are still able to accommodate parties larger than (five people) by splitting the reservation onto two nearby tables, while ensuring 6 feet separation between the tables for social distancing,” Tanaka explains.

“We are so grateful to our local community for supporting us and other local restaurants and businesses during this time,” she adds. “We cannot wait to safely serve you and your ohana!”

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