Tanaka Of Tokyo West

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Soy Sauce + 4 more
100% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 Directions

(808) 945-3443
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Had an amazing dinner here last night! (March 2018). I made a reservation the day before and let them know about my allergy. When we arrived, my allergy was clearly marked and highlighted on our reservation card and once seated, the host informed our server who was prepared with a list of "things I can't have" for me. After ordering, the manager came out (Jordan) who spoke with me and informed me that all the chef's are able to accommodate my allergy and everyone is aware of proper protocol. Our chef, Tino, came out and started the show and to cook. He noted I was the celiac and said he would use GF soy sauce for the table and then cook my meal first as to avoid CC. He got a little carried away in the act and poured "Volcano sauce" to make the onion mountain erupt. I was curious and asked what it was made of and he froze and said, "Oh god! Soy sauce! I'm so sorry! I was wrapped up in the show and routine!". He was extremely apologetic, removed all the veggies from the grill, took all his utensils, went into the back to get fresh clean ones, and had someone else come out and scrub the grill clean. One slight hiccup, which thankfully I asked about, and the rest of the evening was flawless and super delicious! (The chef, manager, and server apologized for the slight mix up, they gave us a discount coupon for next time and free drinks!). Amazing experience, great food, great atmosphere, and best of all: No reaction! 10/10 recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Had a fabulous meal here last night. Pono was our chef, he was very knowledgeable and he made my meal first after cleaning the grill thoroughly. He made all of the vegetables for the whole table with gf soy sauce so everyone could begin eating then he finished my meal and started all of their entrees. He was very fun to watch cook. He even sent back the butter for a new clean one bc his had been used before. The wait staff was not as knowledgeable but he caught them when they served me the side of pickled veggies, I had started to eat it not knowing it had regular soy sauce and he made them take it away and bring me clean chopsticks. As with any restaurant experience as many questions and if your server does not know or understand Gluten Sensitive Reactions and Celiac then request a manager. I would absolutely go back!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Ordered steak and shrimp. Not as confident as I would have hoped with knowledge of gluten free options. Asked whole table if they would be ok using a gf soy sauce. Possibility of cross contamination if you are very sensitive. I would go back just because I didn't have a reaction.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I had a really good experience here. The manager came out and spoke to me about about my gluten intolerance, and they prepared my food in the back to avoid cross contamination. The food was delicious, and I was fine.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    They made me a delicious gluten free meal in the kitchen rather than on the common grill to avoid cross-contamination. The steak was recommended as dishes with sauce (e.g. Chicken) have a higher cross-contamination risk. They brought me lemon to squeeze on the salad as the dressing is not gluten free - not is the miso soup. Great service. Reservations recommended.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    They had a wonderful selection and my daughter enjoyed the experience as well.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Very helpful staff. Chef uses gf soy sauce and is willing to prepare gf items seperate from the rest of the party. Just skip the miso soup

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Just ate there this week! It was amazing! Excellent service, beyond friendly and so accomadating for gluten allergies!! The food was amazing! I ordered the Lobster and Steak option. You will have to skip the Miso soup. For the salad dressing you will have to do lemon juice. It's all worth it to watch the show of a Japanese Steakhouse that will use Gluten free soy sauce for you! Go there!

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Outstanding gluten free. Tamari.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce

Categories

  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm

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