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#10 of 190 Restaurants in Hilo
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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Had a enjoyable dinner here, I had chicken and my husband had salmon, they both pretty good and the price is during $19-$30 maybe. The location is good, just 3mins driving from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. 嫩雞 白飯和隨餐沙拉都很不錯,服務人員非常親切,價格大約在19-30美金左右,地點也很好,距離希洛城堡飯店只要三分鐘車程。

Thank wawachang
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

After a recommendation from our hotel we decided to check out this place ourselves. We ended up loving it! It's a bit pricey and it can get packed fast but our service was good and the food was appetizing.

Thank Ausietravlers
Hilo, Hawaii
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Probably best service in town Makes you feel like you live there Food consistent, special usually fabulous Great drinks, decent prices Cons: Parking sucks sometimes. Chefjeff

Thank Chefjeff1954
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This place will bring you a very good feel as you enter into the restaurant. There is a live guitar music when we been there. It's neither too expensive nor inexpensive. We ordered eggplant permission pasta, fish and garlic fries with 2 rounds of cocktails, it costs me around $60

Thank Suresh D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

So glad to decide to eat here. We got the corner seat right above the water and had the best time. The food was delicious, the waiter was great, the atmosphere was perfect!

Thank NMM1776
Kapolei, Hawaii
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218 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We throughly enjoyed our lunch at Ponds this past Saturday. Even before entering the restaurant we were greeted by three very large and curious Muscovy Ducks guarding the door. Ducks generally know a good source of food and they were spot on! Ponds delivered for all seven of us. I had the grilled Opakapaka sandwich and was not disappointed. The... More 

Thank Richard J
Waimea, Hawaii
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Hilo to get together with my mom and have dinner. I had there pork ribs which was very tasty but they should boil it longer so it's more fall off the bone. So its much easier to eat. My wife had fettuccine chicken alfredo which she enjoyed. My mom had the duck salad which she also enjoyed.... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Sat in the blazing sunshine at the only table without a blind, got given fish food to feed the fish while we waited for our food. Food was ok, quite expensive for portion size. Server looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for the wifi code and said it was only for the managers (I found this... More 

Thank Jenh001
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Old building built right over ice ponds, good menu, kids love feeding the fish, romantic atmosphere, friendly staff

Thank Micah G
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I really like the food. My favorite is the fresh fish. The koi fish swim around the little pond are beautiful and huge. I find this spot very relaxing. The wait staff are friendly. All and all this is about all I could ask for in a most enjoyable lunch.

Thank Ronda A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?