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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” (615 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (25 reviews)
“loco moco” (131 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 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 4 days ago

Went for breakfast on our way to the airport which was right across the street. My husband had the local favorite called Loco Moco and it was the best he had on the whole trip. service was quick and prices were good as well

Thank Sheri J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver said we should go here for breakfast, and we did. Menu was amazing, so much choice, authentic old school service. Easy walk from hotel. We went back another time!! We took the waitress choice of corn beef hash and it was FAB!! Worth...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told it’s a great place to eat anytime open 24/7! We ordered pancakes and one of their poached eggs specials. Every bite was delicious scrumptious tasty and fresh ! Their pancakes are serious business, they are big , high & fluffy. They literally...More

Thank lisa f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s quirky, its funky, macadamia pancakes are the best. But great menu - loved Taco Tuesday. And its 24 hours so you can’t go wrong. Some of the best coffee i have ever had.

Thank gtreadgold
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true diner that feeds you at a reasonable price. Cant imagine finding such a place in Hilo, it fits better in downtown Mainland.

Thank rlpple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu with classic diner food, and of course loco moco, this place was packed, as I'm sure it is every morning. Locals and tourists alike were piled in here. I got the keiki order of pancakes and bacon and still couldn't finish it. Pancakes...More

Thank mrsvleek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big lunch portions, knowledgable & friendly wait staff. Good onion rings. Slower service with larger groups (7).

Thank Chas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Portions are large. Loved the burger there. Waiters we're attentive. Senior citizen discount

Thank johntimothyowens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior is right out of a 60s set. The food is big, and while its not going to be the best youve ever eaten, it’s pretty damn good. And the service is very good!

Thank mplstravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel receptionist told us about this place. It was great. Wide range of choices on the menu. Some American type meals that you probably don't see elsewhere in the world. Big size meals. There are fancier places to eat, but this was my favorite...More

Thank pmahoney2017
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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