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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
+1 808-322-9140
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“miso soup” (43 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (13 reviews)
“teishoku” (11 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 1:45 pm Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Teshima's is tried and true. It's been a Captain Cook/Kona favorite since something like the 1920's. Great lunch spot if you're headed to or leaving Two Step or Kealakekua Bay. Bento box specials come with great homemade miso soup. There is never a wait, and...More

Thank theferalchild
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I hadn't eaten here in years and was craving their shrimp tempura which I remembered as fantastic. Well, I must be losing my memory because it was not. Oh, the tempura itself was thick and crisp, the shrimp meaty, BUT it was greasy. I know...More

Thank keeikid
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to find this relatively authentic Japanese joint on big island. The combo meals seem good value for money and the fried fish was excellent.

Thank Ittai D
Reviewed 16 February 2018

You will just have to go to this place to learn of its awesome history while dining on fine japans food in a casual atmosphere. this is the locals local spot, and you will be pleased you went to eat here!

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Wish we would have eaten here sooner in our vacation! We loved the lunch special! Pupu Plate - tempura, miso soup, barbecue, fresh fish, rice and green tea What a selection! Tempura was excellent! Given more days on Kona the staff would have known us...More

Thank Wesley B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great spot for family. Excellent lunch specials with. Fresh ahi. Sashimi. Which they will cook for people as well. Panko shrimp are great.

Thank bennybear
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I’m happy we went off the beaten path to eat at this gem. Great authentic Japanese cuisine, good prices, friendly staff. I’d definitely go back - not too far away from The downtown strip in Kona, worth the drive out for something different.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a family owned and operated business for many years. It was here when I first arrived in Hawaii back in 1980 and it still flourishing today.

1  Thank Swami O
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I think it is the third generation that is running the place now. The tempura is HOT and extra crispy with just the right amount of breading. The beef terriyaki is sliced thin, deeply flavored and has a satisfying chew. The miso soup uses white...More

1  Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The 5 of us all tried a slightly different take on their combo meal. I can't remember what they called it. The Miso soup was served in all of them and was delicious. Many of us had the tempura shrimp and some other odds and...More

1  Thank Liveforetravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 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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