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Big Island Restaurants


Updated 01/06/2014

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Locals gather at this small, historic restaurant 15 minutes south of Kailua-Kona whenever they're in the mood for fresh sashimi, puffy shrimp tempura, or hekka (beef and vegetables cooked in an iron pot) at a reasonable price. Teshima's doesn't look like much, inside or out, but it's been a kamaaina (local) favorite since 1929 for a reason. You might want to try teishoku (tray) No. 3, featuring sashimi, tempura, sukiyaki beef, rice, miso soup, and

sunomono, or order the popular bento box lunch. Service is laid-back and friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant has been family owned and operated by five generations of Teshimas.

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79-7251 Mamalahoa Hwy., Honalo, Hawaii, 96704, USA

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By Ernie

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Jan 18, 2004

Awesome Tempura...

This place looks plain from the outside but the food is great!! Fresh meats and veggies plus tasty pickled cucs and cabbage relishes. Quick and friendly service. Lots of good food for the price. The tempura is light and cripsy not soggy.

By Rod

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Apr 20, 2002

Where the locals eat!

Call a day ahead of your trip to volcano nat'l park and order their most excellent bento lunch box. Great spot for breakfast and to catch the local gossip.

By Amanda

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Mar 28, 2002

Wonderful Experience

We had one of our best meal's on the island at Teshima's. It was a fabulous place for a casual meal. We the sashimi and tempura were both fresh and yummy. The service was warm and freindly and the place is very inexpensive. We love it! Can't wait to return.

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