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79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9140
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Ranked #7 of 29 Restaurants in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Teshima's has been around longer than I have, it's great old style Japanese dining in a well lived and well loved building. Not the place to go if you are seeking something upscale, but for local food, it can't be beat.

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San Francisco, California
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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We always eat here for breakfast when on the BIg Island. The ambiance is local; chrome dinette sets and vinyl booths. The restaurant is family-run and the staff is friendly and welcoming. The Japanese breakfast is served on a lacquer tray and includes miso, rice, fish, eggs, toast, and condiments. Parking can be tricky and the restaurant is a little... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The tiny restaurant may not look like much, but boy, can they do tempura. My husband has been to Japan and he thought it was one of the best Japanese meals he's had. His words about the miso soup: "this is heaven." We both got tempura of some kind. I got the veggie. I can't describe to you how delicious... More 

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Kailua Kona, Hi
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Place has been around for decades and decades. Try it and you will know why. Only wish Grandma was still around to chat with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Can't find anyone better than this family restaurant. Many pre dishes, great food. Local people comes a lot. I love their special! Cheap and delicious!

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We drive from the other side of the island to eat at Teshima's. The tempura is to die for. The fish is always fresh. The fish served 3 ways is a great way to taste different preparations. The history of the restaurant is also great to learn about. We love the atmosphere. You step off the street and into another... More 

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Kealakekua
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The American & Japanese breakfasts are ono & reasonably priced! This family-owned restaurant has been in Kona since the 20's or 30's - Grandma Teshima, who started the business with her husband, just passed away at 104 years old! Lots of great family pics & friendly service by the Teshima Family. Frequented by locals & tourists alike, the lunches &... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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232 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This is for sure a local destination! Many Japanese and other Asian cultures come here to eat. the food is fresh and clean, always has been! The original family several next generations now still run this place like a fine tuned clock. Fresh ingredients, friendly service and consistently good. In an obscure location, if your willing to take the drive... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

If you want Hawaiian, Japanese, and Portuguese food, this is a place for you. The sashimi and fried rice was quite good.

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Milan, Italy
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50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Self proclaimed "world-famous" Teshima's, is a nice experience. Very friendly service, average food and location. What struck us was that sushi was served only some days of the week.

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Address: 79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808 322 9140
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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