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Ponds

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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Maineville, Ohio
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Food was above average and average in price for Hawaii. Nice view of pond and ocean. Drinks were good. For some reason, we had a great time there.

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Thank Patri2002
Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Ponds is a place I would go back to. I took a guest from out of town there recently for lunch. The restaurant sits along a bay and it provides a relaxing atmosphere. Service was good and I enjoyed my meal which was moderately priced.

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Thank odas015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, but nothing special. I felt it was overpriced for what we had. The waitress was great, but I'd skip going to Ponds again.

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Thank Denise M
big island hawaii
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Heard great things about Ponds but We were very disappointed with our dinners. Being vegetarian there was not a lot of choices but several to choose from. I ordered the pesto pasta-not a lot of flavor and swimming in a not so good pesto sauce. My friend had the eggplant parmigiana and he got two little pieces of eggplant and... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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267 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch while on a day trip to Hilo. Wonderful food and great service. There is a nice koi pond so you can watch the fish. I'd recommend a stop here.

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Thank DrSandyD
Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We go here on special occasions as it is a little expensive but it's worth it. It's right on the ocean and the scenery is beautiful. The service is excellent and it has great ambiance and music. The food is very good.

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Thank 96720lei
Hilo, Hawaii
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The fish and chips and the best on the island by far! The food, waitstaff and ambiance are what everyone who's visiting is looking for tropical drinks with a view!

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Thank Shelley H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A beautiful Hilo day and great seafood wrap (yum) watching turtles, crabs and several kinds of water foul play in the pond below. BY THE WAY .... Excellent drinks and wonderful bartender make evening visits to this restaurant FUN

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Thank Hiloz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The food at this place was lukewarm, tasteless and over priced. We came because it was near the airport but unless you are starving I would suggest that you drive right by Ponds.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch, especially the house-made corned beef Rueben! Great view of the pond, excellent service and enjoyable lunch-time venue.

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Thank MarcyA1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?