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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00All 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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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It was ok, nothing special but kinda cool kitschy. You can look out onto the koi pond while eating so the atmosphere is kind of interesting but the food and drinks leave something to be desired.

Thank IvyK415
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Hubby and I wanted a waterfront restaurant one afternoon while in Hilo. There are actually very few that we found. But, we did come across Ponds and thought it looked interesting. Upon entering, it felt like Old Hawaii to me. We were seated in the...More

Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The location of the restaurant is great, right next to a pond. Food was very good & our server and the other servers were very nice too. Only we were very disappointed by the hostess who received us at the door. She seated us at...More

Thank SChaudhuri
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is the one of the restaurants recommended by the concierge of the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (see me review 'bout this place) and we were absolutely satisfied with that restaurant. Everything was just as ordered and the staff is attentive. We could recommend this...More

Thank Bob x
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Sometimes when you have a 2 year old you dread going anywhere for dinner let alone a sit down dinner restaurant! Staff at Ponds restaurant welcomed us and our 2 year old!! The host asked us if she could take our son to feed the...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good, service was okay. One meal was covered in mushrooms and we weren't told it had mushrooms. We asked for it to be removed from our ticket and they took it off. Probably won't come back here because of the prices. The...More

Thank amandagq
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The mashed potatoes were cold. The fish was slightly warmer. The service was indifferent. So much for my anniversary dinner celebration! :-(

Thank Anchala
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our party of 6 was looking for a place for lunch when we found this great place! The fish was delicious and the drinks were strong and tasty! We were so happy that we stumbled upon this place and will definitely go back the next...More

Thank smcrawford38
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This was the best restaurant that we eat we eat at we went two times for dinner. They have a wonderful menu and great service. Reservations are recommended because is a small and popular place. However we did not have any trouble getting in without...More

Thank alina42
Reviewed 16 August 2017

On my first day in Hilo, I walked past Ponds Restaurant. The place appealed right from the outset - attractive location, close to my accommodation and it just simply looked inviting! So, that night I decided to try it. It's always a good sign when...More

Thank Bennyone2
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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, View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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