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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Corona, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had passed Teshimas several times in my week long visit along the Kona coast as I tried different recommended places to eat. Finally I slipped in on a rainy night to give it a go. It has simple decor with lots of photos of the multiple generations that have been a part of this restaurant. Prompt service with edaname... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Teshima's Restaurant a regular stop for local Japanese meals. Fresh sashimi delicious Teishoku plates or you can have American meals. This time we tried their Pork Tofu. Also what we consider one of the Best Potato Mac Salads local style. Yes we will be back for a meal again

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After reading all the positive and great reviews we expected the food to be at least good. We are foodies so we might have higher expectation of good and great food, we can only give it 2 stars…. Very friendly environment but the entire island is very friendly, would not go back for the food, it's little better than fast... More

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Clifton Springs, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Stopped because late but not sorry. Had picked family members up from airport and did not feel like stopping in Kona. We stopped as was after 8 p.m. and needed dinner. Was surprised for sure. Looked like a dive but the food was great and our waiter was very pleasant. Had the catch of the day sandwich with mac salad.... More

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