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“Nice Setting and Great Food”
Review of Ponds

Ponds
Ranked #22 of 263 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 12, 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 and knowledgeable.
Note: This place gets very crowded in the evening, and parking is limited.

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Reviewed January 8, 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 scowl as she shoved the plates at us. The prime rib sandwich was much past it's prime, with the meat being dry and chewy. My guess that it was made from leftovers.
My burger was not worth the price paid, being dry and tasteless.
We have eaten here on past trips, and had one other experience like this, but chalked it up to them having a bad day, as every restaurant can have those. We will not eat here again. Does not make sense to spend $40 for an unpleasant meal.

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Reviewed January 7, 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!

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Reviewed January 2, 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.

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Reviewed January 2, 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
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