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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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11 - 20 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 6 March 2018

We ate at this restaurant. Very Good Food. They have a dish called Thai Style Clams that come with bread. It was excellent. The fresh fish was terrific!! Homemade dressings for the salad. My traveling partner not a fan of salad and ate salad the...More

Thank SeaOtter55
Reviewed 3 March 2018

One of the things I love about Ponds is their Koi pond just outside the windows. They have a full service bar and evening entertainment. Never had a complaint about the food I ordered. The scenery is not bad either as it overlooks Reeds bay...More

Thank Harlan H
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered lunch for pick up. The burgers are good! The prime rib wrap is to die for! Salmon ok. I had it on top of Caesar salad and it wasn’t cooked all the way. I would come here for Dinner to see if different.

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, classy atmosphere, and relaxing Hawaiian music at a surprisingly low price. The Caesar salad, teriyaki chicken, and NY strip were all very good.

Thank michaelwessatl
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stopped here on our way back to our cruise ship. The location is very good because it is by the water and benefits from a sea breeze, the building is of timber construction and has lots of character. I had the fish and chips...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Another recommendation by our hotel host, and I must admit it was a good choice. Lovely location right on the water, nicely positioned, good menu, very busy. Again, 6 of us ventured out for dinner. An interesting menu, but some dishes were a bit ‘complicated.’...More

Thank RussCanberra
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Someone at our hotel recommended this place for dinner after an exhausting day sightseeing the Big Island of Hawaii. Needless to say, we were hungry and ready for a nice dinner. When we walked in, the hostess asked if we had reservations. When we responded...More

Thank tonytriolo
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I don't know where to start. We saw the decent reviews for Ponds and since we couldn't get into Hilo Cafe at short notice, we thought we'd give them a try. The setting was fine and the server was very nice, but everything started to...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was near our condo so we have it a try. Wonderful atmosphere, live music and a peaceful setting on the water. My husband had the prime rib and was quite satisfied. I had blackened salmon and it was delicious. Hubby recommends the FBI...More

Thank mmmdjp
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We just had appetizers. The coconut shrimp were huge and good. Maybe a little overcooked, but that didn’t stop us from eating all 5 of them. Brie was good too

Thank highflyerSanDiego
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Edwin S
22 January 2017|
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Response from Scott V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a wonderful brunch menu.
23 January 2016|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
Entrees are, as I recall, in the $18-30 range and come with sides, which can be switched around.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-7663
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