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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I recommend making reservations because this is a very busy place. Not a lot of parking, but there are spots on the street. There was live entertainment, which can hinder conversations at times, but the guys we saw were talented! It is also quite dark!...More

Thank lisel445
Reviewed 12 January 2018

During a two-week stay in Hilo, Ponds became our favorite destination for happy hour and dinner. We asked for window seats and were able to look into the Koi enclosure and watch children swimming in other parts of the pond. The waiters were always friendly...More

Thank PplusG
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We have eaten there three times in the last month, the last time being Jan 4 for lunch. Service was very slow, and when the meal was delivered, it was dumped on the table by a hostess that never said a word, just displayed a...More

Thank fred r
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great service and the food was excellent and a great value for the price. Recommend making a reservation if going for dinner. It's a busy place but we never felt rushed. Great aloha vibe!

Thank RoomPlease
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Great location. A bit overpriced for the food. Menu selection not very imaginative. Limited choices for those allergic to seafood or for vegetarians and gluten sensitive people.

Thank firstlady2017
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant on 2 separate trips. This time since it was dinner, they had a live performer singing classic rock tunes, Hawaiian style of course. The food is wonderful!

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We found Ponds online searching for a place for lunch. I had the tempura fish and chips. It was very good, not greasy like a lot of fried fish can be, it was very light and crispy. My husband had the seafood pasta. It's the...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

4 stars in general but 5 because of lack of great options in Hawaii . American food not Hawaiian cuisine but tasted good and the setting by the pond with a Koi pond also was awesome.

Thank epicurious2
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice place on the water with a fish pond full of carp and a couple of turtles. If you want the kids entertained while waiting for food, ask for the fish food and they'll bring you a cup to feed the fish right from...More

Thank Sandytrails
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I can hardly believe the gall of the waitress, who complained about a lack of a tip after a dinner that was rubbish. Want a tip? Here's some advice: 1. Wash your utensils Dirty cutlery isn't going to impress customers. 2. Fix your window A...More

Thank Greg C
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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, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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