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#10 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic little spot overlooking Reeds Bay beach park. I personally love this restaurant! Everything I ate was delicious! The menu changes often so call ahead to see what the specials are. c:

Thank catsandheroin
Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. We came here straight from the airport. We had escargot and bubbles. Excellent. Our bar seat overlooked the large pond with clear water and ducks. One of the ducks had a blond Mohawk!

Thank pmannaz
Rupperswil, Switzerland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very awsome place to eat dinner. Loved the place. Food is okay too, but the place is worth the visit!

Thank Daniela K
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great wait staff and fun funky open air restaurant. I liked sitting so I could look out over the Koi pond. I had a salad with seared Ahi and it way great! My Mai Tai was a bit sweet and the waiter had it made less sweet.

Thank Barbro B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great night had here at Ponds. Food was delicious, cocktails were yum, views lovely and our waiter very helpful and friendly. Defiantly recommend this place for a night out.

Thank Jo M
Salem, Oregon
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here after a trip to Volcanoes National Park. It is right in Hilo. It was dark so we couldn't see much of the pond and fish. My husband's seafood fettuccine and our hot artichoke dip appetizer were "ok". My steak was quite good. It was our anniversary and they took our picture and gave... More 

Thank SnorkelRagazza
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice setting but food was at best average only. Service was quite nice but could not make up for dry fish or gritty scallops

Thank Gabrielefk
East Lansing, Michigan
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293 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had lunch here on our drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona on the recommendation of our hosts in Volcano, who planned to eat there themselves. They had us at watch koi while you eat. We both had fish and chips and lilikoi iced tea, and split a brownie with ice cream for dessert. The fish and chips was hot, crispy,... More 

Thank seecrane
Tucson, AZ
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Relatives suggested this restaurant to meet. It was Wednesday, which was Lamb night. Each day is a different themed special meal. I had the Lamb chops which was so tasty. The meal had 3 chops, vegetable, choice of starch(wish I'd taken picture of meal). The salad was also good, have with papaya seed dressing, sooo good. There was Live music... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A friend and i were out shopping and decided to have lunch at Ponds.......i had never visited it and was very happy......beautiful setting on the edge of a large pond with ducks and koi.....in fact they give you some food to feed the koi.....lots of fun to see the huge fish ........i ordered a classic reuben .....it was huge and... More 

Thank norman m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?