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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
+1 808-322-9140
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (41 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (14 reviews)
“teishoku” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7912
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a few years ago, when Gramma Teshima was still on the premises! We have visited this restaurant several times in the past 10 or so years and have always enjoyed our meals. We were disappointed to find that it is not what it used to...More

Thank Spamsushi
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Been here twice now. Both times were so good. I even did Saki. Service was great. Love the family style aloha.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We do not eat at chain restaurants unless there is no alternative. For our last evening in Hawaii, we decided to try Teshima, as we had driven by it a couple of time during our travels. It definitely reminded us of a diner--in a good...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Coming from New York, I like to think I've eaten more than my share of quality Japanese quisine but tonight's dinner at Teshima's was a surprise education both in the quality of the food and the genuine warmth and pleasure of the service. At first...More

Thank CSCtravel
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch. Folks in our group got the Saturday lunch special, udon soup, butter fish, and beef curry. Food was delicious and the atmosphere is old family style restaurant. No frills just great food. I had read in other reviews that the tempura...More

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Simply excellent! This place is older than your grandma and an institution in West Hawaii. The menu pricing is a bit strange. The specials are great values compared to ala carte, but may have extra things you don't want. Breakfast comes with a free pancake...More

2  Thank Jbrown2700
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Oh man! The tempura was so good and the butterfish was OUTSTANDING! Melted in my mouth! A must! So good I forgot to take a pic before the food was in my belly!

1  Thank Kalina R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't been there in years but the dinner teishoku, pork chops (little salty but good). The atmosphere hasn't changed in all these years!! Brought back memories of dinners and parties from long ago...btw, tempura still delicious!

Thank Lh W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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