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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
+1 808-322-9140
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a family restaurant established in 1929. They offer a variety of authentic Japanese food from breakfast to dinner. Reservation highly recommended. Their highchair was super clean. A big plus to traveling families!

Thank Dan X
Newark, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered Teshima Trio (sashimi, tempura, fried fish), fried ahi, ono pork chop, and beef curry stew- ALL WONDERFUL!!! The wait is worth it.

Thank humudog
East Kingston, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick bite before heading back to hotel. We picked a great Japanese Restaurant called Teahima's. Authentic, tasty and filling. Loved this place. Very friendly servers. Top notch!

Thank Scott D
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch spot. Really good veggie tempura, fresh sashimi, and lunch combos are well done. Service is great and the family history of this restaurant makes you want to come back and see this place continue on for many years to come. Highly recommend!!!

Thank atwoodexplores
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here on our trips for 35 years. I think they have been there for a lot longer than we have. Love the pork chops. My family likes the Sushi.

Thank Richard S
Wylie, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first glance, this isn't a place you might consider venturing into but you would be missing an experience if you do. It is obvious the locals know this place and have kept the family legacy in operation since 1928. The store evolved into a restaurant with a focus on Japanese and local Hawaiian cuisine in 1957. The restaurant focus... More 

Thank Clay E
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Teshima Restaurant on October 20 with a couple business associates. My wife saw a review on a local tv station so she suggested it. She said the food looked ono! I was not disappointed. I had the Kona up country chop steak. Wonderful. It was very tasty with just the right amount of veggies. I also had the... More 

Thank Micah A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful, generously portioned, economical, Japanese dinner in this casual, welcoming, homey restaurant. We arrived on a Saturday, at 5:30 to a nearly empty restaurant, left 90 minutes later when all tables were occupied. Leaving at 7:00, we easily made a 7:30 curtain at the Aloha Theatre, just minutes down the road. Food was carefully prepared and presented by... More 

Thank Toreadorable
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wow, what a special treat for an evening dinner. Excellent food at a reasonable price in a relaxing atmosphere. Our entire party loved the evening and would highly recommend.

Thank jlheidenrich
Phoenix, Arizona
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119 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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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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
US$7 - US$20
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?