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79-7251 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
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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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 28 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 25 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
Honolulu, HI
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204 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I always stop by Teshima's when I visit the Big Island. Don't think anything has changed with the decor in fifty years. The restaurant is a hand me down generation to generation sort of place, so you will feel the nostalgia when you enter. Prices are excellent, food is 'comforting'.

1 Thank kcchin
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Best miso soup ever. Restaurant was recommended by friend in California. Lots of history and family owned/operated. Very nice service. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. I had the sashimi plate and loved it. My husband had a seafood dish that he loved. We plan on going back. Also another family member has a Japanese restaurant in Kailua that... More 

Thank annabethliz
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a neat place. I suggest everyone go. There seems to be a lot of history in this establishment. The place has been around forever. Locals frequent the place. Overall, the food is okay. The prices range from reasonable to less than reasonable. I got the fried rice omelet with miso soup. I thought it lacked flavor. My wife... More 

Thank Billy S
Waipahu, Hawaii
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Some friends brought us here to try one of their favorite places to eat. Food was good, traditional style of Japanese food. Nothing fancy but just the way the old folks used to get it.

Thank Cattayhi

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: 808 322 9140

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?