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Ponds

135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 30 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Good food and service. Windows are open so you get an outdoor feel and it is on the water so we enjoyed all the ducks and birds.

Thank Sheri J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place was cozy and lovely, guitar player strumming sweet tunes in the background. Service was extremely professional from the moment you walk in until you pay the bill. Everyone is so warm and friendly. Their dinner was fruit delicious, so tasty and fresh. Great...More

Thank lisa f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this gem. My husband had the linguini with sea food and they don't skimp on the seafood. I had the Reuben sandwich, best ever! The service was friendly and quick.

Thank Marchi2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with my wife at the nice setting Ponds where a local artist is performing. Very nice atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff Unfortunately, the Coconut Shrimps was overlooked, hard! The Baked Fresh Salmon simply not suitable to pair with white rice. Wrong choice! Despite...More

Thank chentl63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant overlooking Hilo bay. A lot of character. Reasonably priced. Great service from staff. The prime beef wrap defo hit the spot! And defo get the garlic fries 😍

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wanted to love this place - the atmosphere was "local" and the service was great. We sat by the window with the pond outside and koi fish below (even received fish food to feed the fish) - fresh air was lovely. There was live...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told by friends to eat here and are we glad we did.It was lovely.Over the water the Windows are opened and you can look down into the pond. We enjoyedthe food it was all very tasty . This is a excellent place to...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed April 5, 2018

The restaurant sits right on the water. It made for great atmosphere. The decor is mid-century style Hawaiian and was just what we were hoping for. We chose two specials that included seafood with a Mexican flair. Great choices. It started with a potato leek...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed March 23, 2018

If this was a 'cheap eats' place I wouldn't comment, but we brought Honolulu friends to show them Hilo' s answer to fine dining. It was lobster night. The salad was wilted, the croutons stale--okay den, it's just the salad. Then came the very expensive...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night. Great menu selection and reasonably priced. Had a table by the window and got a cup of pellets from the waitress to feed the carp in the pond below. Guy playing guitar and singing made the night. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Suzanne B
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Edwin S
January 22, 2017|
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Response from Scott V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a wonderful brunch menu.
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eleanorl671
January 23, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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