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Ken's House of Pancakes

€€ - €€€American, , Hawaiian
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (621 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (26 reviews)
“loco moco” (135 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Banana pancakes! So good! The kids loved the red, white & blue, and then also the blueberry pancakes. The hubby had the sumo moco loco & loved it but couldn’t finish it. Lol. The decor is groovy! Looks like a bunch of cool stuff was...More

Thank mountainholmes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here four times while staying in Hilo. The staff was always very friendly and the food was really good every time. The different varieties of loco moco surprised me, I had the chill moco and the spam moco, both were awesome!

Thank tjclyde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honey dipped chicken was delicious. Nice crust and juicy meat. Double starch is a little odd. Spaghetti and meatballs was good and home made. Fairly extensive menu. Very friendly staff. Reasonable prices.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a pleasant meal. Good local food combined with great service. Not as clean as it should be though. Window ledges against tables were dusty.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food to me was average for breakfast but my husband thought his was very good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Not a huge amount of parking. Would eat here again.

Thank connorsmommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is open 24/7. This is the go to place in Hilo if you want to eat late at night when all other places close down. The service is good and friendly. The food is good for a 24/7 place when you want to...More

Thank sean96823
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming little local breakfast place. We ate here twice during our stay. The menu has a little bit of everything. We tried the loco moco breakfast bowl and my husband really enjoyed it. The pancakes with coconut syrup are unique and delicious. Would recommend stopping...More

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrives Hilo from US at 5:30, rented car and drove to Ken’s. It is right outside the airport. Wasn’t crowded and we were seated immediately. Waitress was prompt. Wife ordered breakfast. I had a hamburger. Food arrived quickly. It was good. My wife’s egg breakfast...More

Thank rjrobbin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was super busy with locals and tourists and the staff was nice but we found the food to be average. Too expensive even for Hilo.

Thank TheCaretaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is so big at this place it will take you 20 minutes to read it. All types of foods are available. Typical diner style with friendly wait staff. Food in generous portions and all very good. Visit was on a Saturday night and...More

Thank erjunebug
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cathy k
4 June 2017|
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Response from Malama2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes fast service
14 January 2017|
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Response from StigJim | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the average price, because they have tons of options. It is a family restaurant, but prices at any restaurant in Hawaii generally are higher than many places on the mainland.
14 January 2017|
Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711
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