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Teshima's

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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Hawaiian
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79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9140
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 124
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Teishoku Heaven

I have been here on numerous occasions and have always left planning my next visit. I always go for one of the Teishoku options (traditional Japanese meal) as they offer a variety of food. Prices are also reasonable. Staff are all very friendly and always welcoming. If you are in search of great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here on numerous occasions and have always left planning my next visit. I always go for one of the Teishoku options (traditional Japanese meal) as they offer a variety of food. Prices are also reasonable. Staff are all very friendly and always welcoming. If you are in search of great Japanese food (other than your typical sushi)... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,570 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the teishoku #3. It's a meal set that includes miso soup, sashimi, sukiyaki, shrimp tempura, sunomono, tsukenomo and a bowl of rice. Everything was terrific except the sukiyak that was just OK. Service is atrocious.

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Anchorage
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place. We eat here every other year that we visit (for past ten years). That we keep coming back is good news. That we only visit usually once each trip may tell the different story. This is a laid back, local place, but many tourists also enter. My wife is Japanese, so she is more discerning. I... More 

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Thank Hiking-Guy-HI
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Teshimas is always a great place for a date or family dinner. The staff are wonderful and make you feel much welcomed when you are seated. They have basic dishes but are cooked very well. I really enjoy their shrimp/vegetable tempura and steak. The sides are great & you can tell the recipes have been in the family for generations.... More 

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Thank Mokihana0110
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GET THE TEMOUEA FRIES! They are incredible Were so happy we went here on recommendations from some locals. When we first went in it seemed the locals were not happy we were there but that seemed to fade. This restaurant like all are on Hawaiian time. Our meals came out at separate times but we rather them bring the meals... More 

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Thank Salena Y
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Japanese restaurant located just South of Kona. If you are able, I highly recommend it! Nothing fancy, just solid food! Great prices!

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Thank Adam S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there twice, first time was very good. Ordered a surf and turf mix meal. It was real good. If this was the only trip it would of been a 5. The next trip there didn't hit the mark. Ordered the same thing. Must of been a different chef. I would recommend the restaurant. Service was great, great local vibe,... More 

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Thank Neverdieeasy34
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience something local with locals then this is the place. Owned by the same family literally for generations. Food is great and typical Japanese with Hawaiian twist. The rating would have been excellent but they're working on island time and the courses don't come out together. The atmosphere more than makes up for it.

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Thank Merveilleusement
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Nice family run authentic food, old style neighborhood bar, atmosphere is the way it was. The recipes are pretty consistent but the menu has changed a bit. Come up the hill from kona and when you get up to the old Mamalahoa Highway you are there. New Years is always special in a Japanese iconic spot so perhaps check this... More 

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Thank Bobb L
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We like to take mainland visitors to Teshima's for some local flavor. Miso butterfish is always a hit! We always have to put up with our entrees arriving at different times, so that some members of our party are halfway through their meals before the rest of the meals show up. But this visit was the worst experience: The two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: 808 322 9140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?