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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Japanese Hawaii delight

We had a late breakfast here on our last day. The pancakes were wonderfully fluffy. The omelette full of pork fried rice is one of the best dishes I've ever had. The ramen with spam was also conforting and delicious. I cannot wait to go back on the next trip. They were also very attentive and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
MarieLDol
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a late breakfast here on our last day. The pancakes were wonderfully fluffy. The omelette full of pork fried rice is one of the best dishes I've ever had. The ramen with spam was also conforting and delicious. I cannot wait to go back on the next trip. They were also very attentive and were playing a movie... More 

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Skokie, IL
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We found this restaurant via a recommendation from a local resident at a nearby store, who said some of the other restaurants were good, but overpriced, and that this one would be an excellent choice for tasting local cuisine. We went with another couple, and all four of us thought our meal was great! Not every restaurant can please four... More 

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Kealakekua, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Quality, tradition and consistency really sum up what Teshimas is about. From the cast iron skillet cooked shrimp Tempura to the beef Sukiyaki or maybe their signature Fried Rice omelette everything on the menu is really really good. The Teishoku's are a great way of dinning as well! THIS IS NOT A SUSHI BAR. Teshimas is one of the last... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go here almost every time we visit the island. It is a favorite of some friends of ours and the food is good and authentic and reasonably priced. It's always busy and always full of the locals. What better testament can you get than that??

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Fullerton, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We felt like trying something off the beaten path and were so happy we did. We each had one of the three dish dinners the first night and fried rice and a steak the second night. The shrimp tempura was some of the best we have ever had and the ahi sashimi was very fresh. The service was great. The... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want to find an out-of-the way, non-touristy type of restaurant near Kona, this is the place. Opened in 1929, this Japanese restaurant appears to attract a lot of locals, but also tourists looking for something different. Our party of 4 went there for dinner. I had the deep sea trio, which was a delicious adventure. It comes with... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our last evening on the Big Island we decided to try Teshimas. If this is authentic Japanese then I'll never eat Japanese again. We had a reservation. As we arrived there was a line at the entrance and no host or hostess. We waited several minutes before someone arrived to seat us. Once seated it took several more minutes before... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Though I've visited the Kona coast many times, this was my first visit to Teshima's. We went with some local island friends to this gem of a restaurant. We started with ahi sashimi which was the best on the island. We ordered a variety of plates sampling many dishes. Here I ate the best tempura in my entire life. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After a long dive from Pahoa to Kona, we found this place from TripAdvisor. I didn't realize this restaurant is pretty big. The inside is not fancy, just plain, relaxed and quaint. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. We were seated right away. We ordered a couple of combination meal with chicken teriyaki and tempura. The serving is big... More 

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Napa, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

....one of our regular stops when in town...old building...nice clean basic Japanese restaurant...lots of locals...good service..daily specials...hubby & I shared the day's special of fish & spare ribs with rice & veggie tempura & pickled veggies & a bowl of miso soup...all good. Relaxing atmosphere with time to talk story.

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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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