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Ken's House of Pancakes

1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (604 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (24 reviews)
“loco moco” (148 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. 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 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit! The food servings were huge and very delicious. Clean restaurant and the service was very good....always very busy, so be prepared to wait, but after visiting there, we understand why it was so busy...great place, so go when your in Hilo!

Thank Pj O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant looks to be unchanged from the 70’s. It was clean and the interior looks like an old diner. The service was very friendly and efficient. The presentation was simple and like a diner. The home made oxtail stew is simply excellent and a...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to Ken's for a big breakfast,great service plenty of food on the plate and great value for your dollar.Great retro dinner. Parking lot was a little small ,had to park across the street. A must to go and see when your in Hilo

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice break from throngs of tourists. Typical pancake house fare, with generous portions. Noisy, but brimming with personality. It's worth it for the atmosphere.

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stop here many times while in the area. The food is plentiful and tasty and the staff friendly and helpful. But, the last two times we stopped, it was closed. Rats

Thank TNAllison
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Ken's as long as I can remember. Whenever we drove over to Hilo, it was on the list of places to eat. It's rare to find a place open 24 hours on the Big Island so it's great that we can...More

Thank egipto5313
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a breakfast/brunch/local spot. We stumbled upon this old school restaurant. It's been a fixture in the area for a long time. The breakfast portions are large and service is attentive. The menu is extensive offering low-fat ( had to find in...More

Thank james s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our back from the Volcano Park. Service was efficient and very friendly. Restrooms were clean and stocked. The menu has lots to choose from as well as a kids menu. We had the honey dipped fried chicken, which was crispy, juicy, and...More

Thank Firegrrl03
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Ken's House of Pancakes a number of times during our stay in Hilo and tried different items on the menu every time. The staff are remarkable in their proficiency and friendliness and the food/value is outstanding!

Thank jsimmill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place while staying in Hilo. The menu is vast and the food was very good. The portion are big I would recommend this place.

Thank Michael G
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cathy k
3 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 |
Menu available on the website. The app won't let me plug the web address into my answer.
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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, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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