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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • 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 26 January 2017

Four of us had lunch at this little restaurant and found it to be delightful. It is not large nor fancy but very nice. We had window seats overlooking the Koi pond and it was a nice distraction as we waited for our food. The...More

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited Ponds on 12-31-16 and enjoyed our excellent dining experience. Make sure to be seated by the windows where you can feed the koi fish with provided fish food. We enjoyed the steak and burgers along with seafood chowder. Very nice ambiance- this is...More

Thank stm2014
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Ponds is not fancy, in fact jeans were very common the night we went. Prices on the menu vary, but most are $25 or above, and many $30 or above. So it's not cheap and with that knowledge one comes to expect better food. Whether...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Attitude is all important. We’re from San Francisco and we love to eat. But we know after many, many trips to Hawaii that food and restaurants in Hawaii are for fun and local color and to fill our stomachs. We don’t expect excellence. Good service;...More

Thank nurealam
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The seafood chowder was cold and disgusting. Pesto pasta greasy and didn't even taste like macadamia nut. The spinach salad was disgusting and dull. She forgot my salad and didn't even acknowledge it. When I ordered the tofu off the menu she said, "We don't...More

Thank photoseattle206
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful location over looking "the water" (local swimming hole). Great live music ( not loud) and great service with smiles. Food was very good. Mostly American fare.

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The menu was very dated. Nothing fresh. The staff took forever to get to us. The place was very full and everyone seemed to be pretty happy with their meals, but we were looking for more fresh, non-fried options.

Thank BlueCatGardener
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved the open windows overlooking the koi pond and big lagoon. Great guitar player. Super nice staff. Food...decent, not amazing. But the atmosphere is great and chill.

Thank marysharry
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stopped by after a long day of touring the island. Food was very good. Try the Poi (daily special that day). We did not have a reservation, but were seated quickly. Live music in the main dining room. We sat in the back, but...More

Thank TravelingTexans_10
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting meal but not up to a 5* rating, especially considering the prices. We would probably have tried it again had we stayed longer in Hilo. Decor and atmosphere are very nice. We asked for a table some distance from the live...More

Thank IQ140
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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