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#10 of 190 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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Long Beach, California
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223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local friends of ours took us to this place for lunch. We parked our car half a mile away and walked along a bay to this lovely place on the water. They have excellent fish and chips - not many places do. I ordered a wonderful salad topped with grilled salmon - healthy and awesome. My husband ordered their daily... More 

Thank Evelina62
San Mateo, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was good but the real attraction is the rustic building housing the restaurant that sits on the edge of a natural spring fed pond. If you're lucky to get a window seat you'll be looking over the enclosed portion of the pond below which is filled (curiously) with a rare coexisting schools of Hawaiian saltwater reef fish... More 

Thank jdeinsf2017
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know who came up with the idea for a teriyaki, swiss cheese and pineapple burger, but they should be sectioned for it. This was quite possibly the most revolting combination of foods I have ever had. And the burger underneath it all was pretty sad to boot. Avoid this particular dish like the plague.... That said, I think... More 

Thank wilftrunks
Enumclaw, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live music, wonderfull fresh seafood. Large pond with large colorfull fish next to bldg. Close to several nice beaches.

Thank Linda M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. We were not overly hungry so we ordered off the Seniors/Child Menu. Fish was excellent and the smaller portions were just right for us. Good service. Price was very reasonable. We were entertained by the fish and ducks in the pond outside our window.

Thank Pemccollam
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised, to say the least. Pond's looks like a beach shack, but served up great food and service. Husband had seafood gumbo, which was NOT gumbo but was a delicious seafood menage with savory sauce. I had the classic fish and chips. Best Margaritas so far on the islands. Price was right. View was nice. Locals were the for lunch.... More 

Thank anthropomom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner in this charming restaurant and enjoyed the delicious food and the courteous staff. Our table was next to an open window looking down on a koi pond filled with the colorful fish. Make a reservation and ask for a table by the pond! My sturgeon (farm raised locally) was delicious and perfectly prepared, as were... More 

Thank HIroamer
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could have eaten there almost every night! The hand-cut NY Strip was sublime...you could cut it with a fork! My wife enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and pasta. If I lived in Hilo, I'd probably eat there every week. Service was excellent.

Thank Jim T
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch and had the fish and shrimp. Way over priced. Two little pieces of fish dry no seasoning. Two little shrimp. Also over cooked. Very disappointed

Thank Ambra G
Maui, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I happened upon this place for dinner. Our server Charlie was super nice and she was extremely accommodating, even moving us to a widow table when my husband asked. The steak was cooked well and the pesto macadamia pasta was amazing.

Thank PueoGirl

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?