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Teshima's

79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9140
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Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very home-like Japanese restaurant with budget meals. Outstanding sea-food dishes, generous portions and prompt service won't hit your budget at all! After spending whole day snorkeling, we managed to gorge ourselves at smth about 30$! And there were quite lot of locals & japanese people around in restaurant - that is a good sign when you eat out in a... More

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for really nice Japanese restaurant — Teshima's is your choice. Classic Japanese dishes, very fast serving, fresh food and nice prices — it's all about Teshima's. Owner of the hotel in Kailua-Kona we were staying in has recommended us Teshima's. Many local guys visit Teshima's, and this is good mark as well. But be aware of time... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After full days of hiking and being beaten down by the sun, this place was a perfect spot for a comforting, low-key dinner. I don't remember all the things that came with our order, but we inhaled everything and felt take care of by our server, who even politely explained how to eat what we ordered. It's a family-run joint... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When a friend suggested this place we just went with no expectations. I was raised in these islands and know that the best places are surprises. Well, ok, this is no Canlis Broiler of Seattle fame but we are talking about a restaurant that has been around 83 years and obviously consistent judging from the reviews on the walls. It... More

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Corona, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Each year we travel to the Big Island and Teshima's is always on our list. This restaurant sits about 50 people and is always busy, with a good mix of locals and tourists. The menu has daily specials which are served with Miso Soup, rice, sunomono, tsukemono, and rice. Very filling! The bentos are also very good, some with tempura... More

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Simi Valley, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wanted to stop by here to visit an establishment that has a long history. Teshima's is a traditional family owned Japanese restaurant something you don't see very much anymore. The restaurant has a good feeling and has photos of the history of the restaurant. The food tasted like good homemade style, we ordered the sweet pork ribs, crispy shrimp... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

another hidden little gem. We just had breakfast here but I hear dinner is great too! This is a family owned business and I just love going to places like that.

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hilo, hi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

food is still great. i tried their fried opelu and it was the best that i've ever tasted. they still offer a great variety of dishes that pleased everyone in our party of four, that included 2 grand-kids. service was a bit slow but they were very busy. staff are really nice. local place with a lot of history. one... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Teshima's is a local favorite, traditional Japanese food with an Island flair and friendly family style service. The first time I ate here I was so surprised the bento box came with a side of Spam..Yes Spam is a local favorite. It was fried it came with katsu chicken, rice, pickled cucumbers, it was all so good, including the Spam.... More

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Salem, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were trying to find a restaurant away from Kona to see more of the island. It was also right after the Christmas parade, so we wanted to eat somewhere away from all the crowds. We found Teshima's a few miles up the mountain. It was a nice little place filled mostly with locals. The staff was very nice and... More

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