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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%
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Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll 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 yesterday

We always make a point to go to Ken's when in Hilo. I love the banana pancakes, which are so huge! There are so many choicies and some that you can't get anywhere else.

Thank Suzyquilts
Reviewed yesterday

This is a classic diner with great atmosphere, service, and food. Portions are HUGE and prices are a good change from many places in Hawaii!

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

great service. great food. price is good. so much fun to eat in a 24 hour diner. nice friendly atmosphere between waitress and host. menu extensive. staff attentive. meals come quick and food is plenty

Thank stellakwongriechmann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend who used to live in Hilo told me I needed to go out of my way to eat at KHOP, and he wasn't wrong. My wife got a breakfast with a couple of pancakes and some ham and bacon, which she thought would...More

Thank UK_Gator_67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. We both got the keiki (child) pancakes with bacon and eggs. The servings are so large! I could not even finish the child's meal! So if you have a large appetite I can surely recommend. We only got to visit the once but their...More

Thank RWQ42
Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Hilo is ever complete without dropping by Ken's. Laid back, friendly, hearty and filling. Whether your comfort food is pancakes, waffles, chili, there are choices. Light or heavy, vegetarian, pescatarian or carnivore, there's lots to chose from.

Thank i-witness30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a restaurant for the indecisive, Ken’s is an authentic American diner experience with a delightfully kitsch Hawaiian twist. The enormous menu runs many, many pages and covers the titular pancakes, eggs (n things), Benedict’s, noodles, fruit, larger entrees, omelettes and much more. Service is...More

Thank KICon
Reviewed 1 week ago

still around aftah all diz years. a classic . great service old style with good size servings reminds me of da old days albeit changes to Hilo. good choice of food with sumo size ramen as well

Thank Bern C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy this restaurant which offers breakfast items at all hours. The staff is nice, always trying to accommodate customers wish, except for bringing their own booze.

Thank PueoKupaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ken's has the biggest menu we ever saw on the island, so I've gotta believe that everyone will find something that they want to eat! Pancakes - good (not amazing), bacon - super & done just like I requested. Husband was happy with the flavor...More

Thank ErinSings
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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