Takeout Tuesdays: Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering

Beep, beep! It’s Takeout Tuesday, when we feature alumni-owned restaurants and food establishments in a video review. Let’s support these and other locally owned small businesses by ordering takeout.

Reviewed by Kellie James ’01 Schmidtke, Meli James ’96 and Scott Schmidtke ’01

Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering – located at 94-903 Farrington Highway in Waipahu – began as a small family business in 1978. Today, under the leadership of Jasmine Tanioka ’91, CFO and office administrator, Tanioka’s employs more than 130 employees.

Tanioka’s specializes in providing locally sourced ahi and aku, as well as other local favorites. Honored with numerous awards over their 42-year history, they also contribute extensively to the community through Tanioka’s Charitable Foundation. They have donated more than 3,500 bentos to health care heroes through the Hawaii Pacific Healthcare Foundation since COVID-19 began, as well as donating meals to different community organizations every single week.

Here’s what we ordered:

  • Tanioka’s Bento
  • Two entree plate with bbq pork belly and kalbi 
  • Spicy ahi tempura bowl with sushi rice
  • Fried chicken, mochiko chicken, garlic chicken
  • Fish patties
  • Shrimp tempura
  • Cone sushi
  • Maki sushi 
  • Onion poke bowl
  • Spam musubi 
  • Sweet potato haupia squares

Tanioka’s is open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Skip the line by placing a phone order at 808.671-3779. To see weekly specials, visit their website or follow them on Instagram @taniokas.

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