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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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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Its a local divey looking kind of place, but its exactly the kind of place I like. Feels like its been there forever and that they know what they are doing. Not a fancy place at a all, but the food is hot and tasty and there is way too much of it. We had the trio combo and I... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,506 reviews
898 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

They have been serving food at Teshima's since 1929 so states the sign in the restaurant and is a fifth generation of family members in the business. The food is bits and pieces of Japanese foods and tastes. The #2 was the best option for me and it was tasty, quite filling and certainly an ample portion. My wife had... More 

Thank Joel K
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201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Had soba noodle special and combo #3. Both were very good. Excellent tempura and sukiyaki. Service quick and prices reasonable.

Thank wino873
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We enjoyed our first meal on the island here. Good food and I enjoyed the fresh, raw tuna. The cooked food wad good too.

Thank RetiredDude
New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We happened upon Teshima's by chance, on the way to a distant snorkeling bay, and we could not have been more satisfied with the food, service and prices. It felt like a treasured outpost, with wonderful tuna, shrimp and soups, and we will return.

Thank sailnola
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

A well-known family-run eatery for local residents and visitors, this restaurant's matriarch Auntie Mary Teshima recently passed away at the age of 106! Their food is delicious and reasonably priced; check out their combination plates which include a sampling of Japanese staples like miso, sukiyaki, sashimi, tempura, fried ahi and more. If you're looking for an "upscale" dining experience, stay... More 

Thank Rafarumba
Oyama, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

When our B & B hostess recommended Teshima's. she said that movie star Jimmy Stewart had loved it, and we were afraid we might find a very expensive, elegant place with tiny portions. Wrong on all counts! The portions were very generous, dishes were not complex but they were excellent. Atmosphere, with many family groups and happy laughter, made us... More 

Thank Nancy N
washington state
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199 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

This place is a local institution but the food is less than mediocre. I have been to alot of local Japanese places in various towns and this place is right out of decades earlier but the food is not good or fresh, the flavors are mushy. I loved seeing how regulars were greeted and elders are catered to but the... More 

Thank 4oystercatcher
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

They are open later that other sushi places which is why I ended up there. Off the plane and determined to try Hawaiian Japanese food I went searching for sushi. Most sushi places were closed but Teshima's was open. While I had my heart set for some raw fish the tempura at Teshima's made me pretty content. The quality of... More 

Thank RobertSell
Camano Island
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We had 20 extended family members there, made the reservation with only two days notice and they still made room! I had the Shrimp tempura with beef teriyaki and was terrific! I did not hhear anyone complain about their orders! We always eat here once or twice during our vacation.

Thank Harry G

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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?