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Mel and Lynn Tanioka embarked on their business journey in 1978 in hopes to service the Leeward side of the island with fresh seafood. With support from family and friends, Tanioka's has grown from a small 1,000 square foot space with a few volunteers to owning two side by side commercial buildings totaling over 16,000 square feet and employing over 130 hard working and dedicated employees.

Long hours and blessings from above, along with their unwavering commitment to their mission "Quality Foods with a Friendly Smile" has made Tanioka's a legend in Waipahu.


Treat your guests to the unique culinary culture of Hawaii. Our 40 years of family recipes, passed down from generation to generation, will surely make a warm impression. Through our fusion of contemporary local flavors with the nostalgic dishes of Hawaii's plantation era, Tanioka's creates an irresistible dining experience.

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