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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” (557 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (25 reviews)
“loco moco” (142 reviews)
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

Good food, everyone makes you feel welcome, a good old-fashioned diner that's been popular with locals and tourists for many years. We return each time we visit Hilo. We ate breakfast and dinner here on several occasions.

Thank CaliforniaBrit
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there for 4 days and ate at Ken's for three days. Big menu so yummy. Fast serice. The fried chicken i's absolutely must try. Fried noodle, macadamia nut pancakes, won ton min. Huge portion of food. Everything is so good we wish to...More

Thank Ada L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We actually ate a Ken’s twice during our time in Hilo. Lots of choices of food. Friendly staff and quick service. Popular place as it was busy both times there.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here for our first breakfast in Hilo recommended by our Airbnb host. We were not disappointed. They have everything! The portion sizes are huge compared to the likes of South Africa. Most menu prices range between 12 - 18USD. My husband had the...More

1  Thank SDayal_TravelBug
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can’t go wrong, if your hungry and you like lot’s & lot’s of choices, Ken’s is your place to GRIND ! Local dishes along with just about anything you’ve seen on a mainland menu. Very popular, you will seldom see a half empty parking...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Okay, it's not the best atmosphere and parking can be a little tricky, but it's a really good restaurant and everyone is friendly. It's kind of like a diner, with so many choices it will take you some time to decide. Eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, vegetarian...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here twice during the week of September 18. The food was very good and the portions were enormous! We quickly learned that two of us could share and order and still have leftovers. The service was good also. My grandchildren just loved...More

1  Thank Bettie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, I won't lie, my son works here and I've known the owners for over 25 years. That being said, it Hilo! Everyone knows the owners and everybody knows somebody that works here. It really is a true "Ohana" style restaurant. Whether you are there...More

1  Thank Julia8486
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's famous, it's pancakes, it's delicious. Loco moco is good, better with the corned beef hash. I think everything is better with the corned beef hash. You could eat here everyday for a month and still not have tried it all. Great place, great breakfast.

Thank Krystal D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love quirky local places & Ken's fits the bill. Think Denny's, but comfortable & Hawaiian, full of locals. We appeared to be the only tourists there, which was great. The loco moco was delicious & filling, & the pancakes with macadamia huge & yummy....More

Thank TexasClaire
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cathy k
4 June 2017|
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Response from Malama2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes fast service
15 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.
15 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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