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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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“steak” (43 reviews)
“opakapaka” (19 reviews)
“prime rib” (32 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Ponds is very nice. We had made reservations and so we were seated by the window. The ambiance was wonderful, lovely view of the ice and Koi pond, while listening to the Coqui frogs. It was so nice to have the windows open to enjoy...More

Thank littletraveler410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have read the 2018 reviews for the Pond and we must have been there on an off day. Dont judge the place by my review. The server was polite and very decent. My bbq ribs were good except parts of 2 that were turned...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while driving around Hilo. The location pondside appealed to us and when we saw the number of vehicles in the lot figured this many people could not be wrong. Sure enough they were not. Fish dishes were enjoyed as were...More

1  Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is perfect, on the water. The menu is varied and we really enjoy eating fish. Live music is also offered in this restaurant.

Thank Gilles P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great at this cozy cafe. You can even feed the koi fish & turtles while you dine. Nice stop after the botanical gardens.

Thank kelli536
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a koi pond outside the restaurant which allows you to view pretty fish as you dine. Easily the 2nd best meal of the trip. Stick with the fish, don't get the steak. I ordered the salmon which was really good with macadamia nut...More

Thank HalfspeedTravel
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had 3 meals in this restaurant during our stay in Hilo. I would recommend the Chef’s Salmon! But burguer and pasta were all good as well. Tap beer from local producers and a nice service.

Thank Gabriel R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I ate here with a group of 20 people as part of a tour. We had pre-ordered our meals. The cocktails were delicious, especially the NeNe Wobble and Dark & Stormy. The food was also delicious, including chicken, fish, and beef. They accommodated gluten free...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This little restaurant serves excellent meals in a nice relaxing environment. Highly recommend it when you are in Hilo.

Thank kenaikathy
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

By far the best restaurant we visited on big island - brilliant service, good food and lovely atmosphere

Thank Jack P
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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.
24 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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