Awards & Recognitions

1991, Zagat Survey  "The Best Teppan Room Anywhere"

1992, Best of the Best  Five Star Diamond Award "One of the 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in the U.S."

1993, This Week Magazine  "The Most Delightful Restaurant in Hawaii"

1995, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award "Best Japanese Cuisine"

1995, Entertainment Publications  Members' Choice Award "Friendliest Service"

1996, Minority Business Development Agency U.S. Department of Commerce  "1996 Minority Service Firm of the Year"

1997, Entertainment Publications  Members' Choice Award "Favorite Overall"

1998, Entertainment Publications  Members' Choice Award "Favorite Family Restaurant"

2001, Restaurant Hospitality  Restaurant Hospitality's "2002 Best Kids Menu In America Competition"

2002, BS Fuji TV  "Best Japanese Restaurant In Hawaii"

2004, Osaka TV  Momoko Ijidoki "Favorite Teppan Restaurant in Hawaii"

2004, PR Japan Report  Top Destination Restaurant in Hawaii Among Japanese

2005, Globe Trotter Magazine  Onolicious Award

2009, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award "Best Japanese Restaurant in Hawaii"

2010, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award "Best Japanese Restaurant in Hawaii"

2010, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award " When ever I have guests from out of town, I take them here to enjoy a great meal"

2010, Trip Advisor  Recommended Restaurant on Trip Advisor

2010, YELP  People Love us On Yelp

2011, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award "Best Japanese Japanese Restaurant in Hawaii"

2012, Honolulu Magazine  Hale Aina Award "Best Japanese Japanese Restaurant in Hawaii"

2013, Hawaii Business Magazine  Top 250

2013, Trip Advisor  Certificate of Excellence

2013, Waikiki Improvement Association  Ho’Owehiwhi Award & Hana Nui Award

2013, Star Advertiser  Best Teppanyaki Restaurant

2013, Hawaii Business Magazine  Most Profitable Companies

2014, Hawaii Business Magazine  Top 250

2014, Star Advertiser  Best Teppanyaki Restaurant

2014, Trip Advisor  Certificate of Excellence

2014, Business Hall of Fame  7 Consecutive Years

2014, Star Advertiser  Best Teppanyaki Restaurant

2015, Hawaii Business Magazine  Top 250

2015, Star Advertiser  Best Teppanyaki Restaurant

2016, Hawaii Business Magazine  Top 250

2016, Star Advertiser  Best Teppanyaki Restaurant

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Nick Narimatsu won this award during his tenure at Tanaka of Tokyo.