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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
+1 808-322-9140
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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247 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great. We stopped for bowls of udon and it was absolutely worth it. It's the best udon we've had outside of Japan and we highly recommend Teshima's!

Thank chris w
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant with really tasty food ... if you don't mind being transported back in time to a cafeteria style restaurant. I'd give five stars but it is pretty slow service, so as long as you're not in a rush.

Thank cowgirljunky
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to North Kohala. The lunch portions are more than generous. I had the Bento Box for Saturday which included delicious teriyaki beef and really crisp and light tempura, rice perfectly prepared and some kind of fermented unknown vegetable! My dining partner had a HUGE rice stuffed omelette perfectly cooked and flavored - nearly the... More 

Thank Rene S
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in the restaurant was friendly. But the food quality was at most average. The ahi had no taste and was over cooked. The udon was saggy and tasted weird. Sukiyaki had a bit stinky taste, maybe the dried mushroom was soaked in the water too long before being cooked. Even the rice was not cooked right, not mentioning they... More 

Thank Xiafei C
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating at this restaurant, with it's wonderful food and great family service, is like stepping into a movie set from the 1940s. It's been operating for almost 100 years, I think, and by people who really care about what they're offering. I'm getting hungry again just thinking of it! Go. Don't miss it!

Thank LisaLouH
Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

We used this place to get to go order and go to the beach. We'd heard about their shrimp tempura so we tried. It was a little pricy but drfinitely worth it! Great meal. Food was prepared quick, lady who delived the food was very nice. Great food, we enjoyed the meal. Portions were more than enough. Misi soup had... More 

Thank Michal M
Lilliwaup, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Went there for lunch and breakfast. Bento box style for lunch very good. Had a Japanese breakfast the fish was awesome!

Thank Glenna B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Old family owned japanese restaurant. Very friendly and homey. Good food. My favofite was the butter fish.

Thank dave777wa
Kealakekua, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

If you crave miso soup on a rainy day, this is your place. I have been here countless times over more than 20 years, and I adore the food, the people and place in time it represents. I have always found the food to be consistent and have pretty much always stuck to about 5 items on the menu, my... More 

Thank juniperb009
Ocean Shores, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We spend three weeks on the Big Island every year, and Teshima's is a must for at least 3 dinners while we are there. This is a family run restaurant started many years ago. Food is excellent, and many locals choose to dine here, reservations are suggested, prices are excellent.

Thank Sissierae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 808-322-9140

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