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Ken's House of Pancakes

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1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
00:00 - 23:59
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge menu but I did not order well. Skip the Mahi Mahi - it was overcooked Everyone who ordered hamburgers loved their dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Better than a Denny's but it's no Waffle House. I had a great breakfast here just the way I liked it. Thanks a bunch.

Thank Mason C
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a vast menu available throughout the day. You can actually order breakfast items at night! My chicken teriyaki dinner was delicious! Portions are plentiful! Customer service seems to be top priority next to customer satisfaction! You won't have a problem finding this place in Hilo! Enjoy!

Thank Bobbie A
Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner with hubby. They have what's called a sumo meal ( very big) they ring a gong before they serve it to the person who ordered it. Four people ordered one of these it was grateful to see a teenager finish his burger and the adult behind him had a hard time eating his. Great service and good... More 

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Beijing, China
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. This place rocks. The teriyaki beef was transcendent. The staff so friendly you'd swear they would invite you home for a beer. Try it, you'll come back many many times like I did. Shaka to infinity!

Thank BowToTheRobots
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here on a recommendation and it was excellent. Portions are large. We came for breakfast and had pancakes - they have 5 different syrups! Even the "medium" pancakes were plenty big and couldn't be finished, glad the waitress, who was really nice and efficient, was experienced and asked - as the pricing on the menu was for the... More 

Thank TheCanadianGirl
Tremont, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate supper at Ken's and the menu was very versatile. It had anywhere from a hamburger to local favorites like loco moco. Food was plentiful and reasonably priced. The service was good, too.

Thank baerlee82
Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You are looking for something to eat at 2 am in the morning - kens is open and offers a big variety of good food. As my boyfriend and me are nightowls and late starters, it was a great restaurant just for us. Breakfast , night snack, dinner- all very good. Something easy and something for europeans to experience a... More 

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Chittenango, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Get the taco salad I promise you will not be disappointed!! Went here twice during my vacation and got the taco salad both times LOL it was just that good! Open 24 hours too which is cool

Thank blondie670
Grants Pass, Oregon
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276 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very popular place for the locals as one finds the price reasonable, many menu choices, the service great, and it is open 24 hours. We just had pie and coffee and were amazed that everyone gets their own small thermos of coffee, a nice touch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?