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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
808 322 9140
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here in Summer of 2013. Excellent Japanese Restaurant south of City of Kona along the Mamalahoa Highway. While in Hawaii, my wife and I wanted to eat local fish and Teshima's was highly recommended to us by the resort. The tempura was excellent. Nondescript building and unassuming interior, however atmosphere was very friendly, with exccellent food and attentive service.... More 

Thank bobbyza
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family favorite spot! Great old school place to visit great food and wonderful friendly staff... A local place for sure!!!

Thank Michelle K
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot to stop for a bite. Teshimas has been around forever. Solid choice, good simple Japanese fare. Family owned and operated, it probably stays open later than a number of other places in the immediate vicinity. Like stepping back in time to old Kona.

Thank Paul H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely my go-to Japanese place in Kona. For $22 or less you will get a delicious meal with a lot of different items and everything tastes awesome. The staff is very friendly it makes you feel right at home. It's a very casual atmosphere in fact when you walk in it does not look like a Japanese restaurant... More 

Thank Seth H
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

You can't go wrong with Teshima's, a 5 generation family restaurant still run by the same family. Go hungry as the portions are generous. Try the #3 box. The tempura is the best I've ever eaten, and is equaled by the super fresh Ali sashimi.

Thank James1946
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Returning after a long visit our family decided we wouldn't be going back. Unfortunately the flavors and value has significantly changed

Thank seannacym
Alameda, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite spot for lunch or dinner on our annual vacation! Try the "iron pot" it is great, or one of the combos. Nice family run place that has been there since my dad was a kid. Highly recommended if you want to see the real Kona.

Thank GoingTravelingU2
Marina del Rey, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place was exactly what we wanted in Hawaii. An historic, family-owned Japanese comfort food bargain oasis in the midst of the pineapple laden expensive tourist cuisine you find everywhere else in the Islands. We ordered everything (almost) and is was all good. Saimin, pupu platter, all great!

Thank MissSlimskys
Hawaiian in New York City
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Thanks for our new friends from San Francisco we met in Kona, we found this place. Up the Kona hill, this small tradition local Japanese Restaurant with Hawaiian flavor is one of our favorite Restaurant in Kona. Within our 7 days stays in Kona HI, we visited 5 times from Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Daily Lunch Specials $14.75 USD... More 

Thank Rabbit2012
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have been going to Teshima's since the 90's and it has continued to deliver excellent authentic Japanese in a homey relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Amie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: 808 322 9140

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