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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

The restaurant sits right on the water. It made for great atmosphere. The decor is mid-century style Hawaiian and was just what we were hoping for. We chose two specials that included seafood with a Mexican flair. Great choices. It started with a potato leek...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this was a 'cheap eats' place I wouldn't comment, but we brought Honolulu friends to show them Hilo' s answer to fine dining. It was lobster night. The salad was wilted, the croutons stale--okay den, it's just the salad. Then came the very expensive...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night. Great menu selection and reasonably priced. Had a table by the window and got a cup of pellets from the waitress to feed the carp in the pond below. Guy playing guitar and singing made the night. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We ate at this restaurant. Very Good Food. They have a dish called Thai Style Clams that come with bread. It was excellent. The fresh fish was terrific!! Homemade dressings for the salad. My traveling partner not a fan of salad and ate salad the...More

Thank SeaOtter55
Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of the things I love about Ponds is their Koi pond just outside the windows. They have a full service bar and evening entertainment. Never had a complaint about the food I ordered. The scenery is not bad either as it overlooks Reeds bay...More

Thank Harlan H
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered lunch for pick up. The burgers are good! The prime rib wrap is to die for! Salmon ok. I had it on top of Caesar salad and it wasn’t cooked all the way. I would come here for Dinner to see if different.

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, classy atmosphere, and relaxing Hawaiian music at a surprisingly low price. The Caesar salad, teriyaki chicken, and NY strip were all very good.

Thank michaelwessatl
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stopped here on our way back to our cruise ship. The location is very good because it is by the water and benefits from a sea breeze, the building is of timber construction and has lots of character. I had the fish and chips...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Another recommendation by our hotel host, and I must admit it was a good choice. Lovely location right on the water, nicely positioned, good menu, very busy. Again, 6 of us ventured out for dinner. An interesting menu, but some dishes were a bit ‘complicated.’...More

Thank RussCanberra
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Someone at our hotel recommended this place for dinner after an exhausting day sightseeing the Big Island of Hawaii. Needless to say, we were hungry and ready for a nice dinner. When we walked in, the hostess asked if we had reservations. When we responded...More

Thank tonytriolo
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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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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