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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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121 - 130 of 620 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2017

The menu was very dated. Nothing fresh. The staff took forever to get to us. The place was very full and everyone seemed to be pretty happy with their meals, but we were looking for more fresh, non-fried options.

Thank BlueCatGardener
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved the open windows overlooking the koi pond and big lagoon. Great guitar player. Super nice staff. Food...decent, not amazing. But the atmosphere is great and chill.

Thank marysharry
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stopped by after a long day of touring the island. Food was very good. Try the Poi (daily special that day). We did not have a reservation, but were seated quickly. Live music in the main dining room. We sat in the back, but...More

Thank TravelingTexans_10
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting meal but not up to a 5* rating, especially considering the prices. We would probably have tried it again had we stayed longer in Hilo. Decor and atmosphere are very nice. We asked for a table some distance from the live...More

Thank IQ140
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

They went out of their way to make our dinner special. We sat at atable where we could see the Koi Fish. The food was outstanding. Have the Salmon or the Duck. The plates are full of food. The price is $$ & the value...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice small quaint restaurant located right on the water. Food & service are excellent. One of the good restaurants in Hilo.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We've been finding it difficult to find really good food in Hawaii without busting the budget, but this was one of the best meals we've had. Our service was perfect and we had a table with a view out the window overlooking the nice pond....More

Thank traveling_monster_me
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on Thanksgiving Day after spending the morning in Hilo. I tried the Thanksgiving seafood special and the rest of my family tried assorted other dishes, including a vegetarian option that was not on the menu that they made for my...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This place made our vacation. Worth any wait. They were excellent top to bottom. They had baked brie and escargot. Service was perfect. Food remarkable. I posted pictures of everything. Expensive and worth twice the price. I'm serious. Do not miss this fine dining experience....More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The proprietor of our B&B recommended Ponds for its pleasant, low-key ambiance and fresh seafood. It doesn't look like much when you pull up off the road, though you do note that it's next to an inlet of the Bay, once you walk in you...More

Thank Meerkat_Mom
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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