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Ponds

135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (13 reviews)
“opakapaka” (20 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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121 - 130 of 664 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Highly recommend the grilled salmon salad. This was just what I had been looking for. Even had avocados and apple slivers in it. The calamari was great too.

1  Thank 99Linda99
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We showed up on a week night without a reservation. We were lucky enough to get a pond side table. The underwater lighting makes watching the koi fish easier. Each entree was prepared perfectly and was nicely presented. The gentleman playing guitar was very good,...More

Thank 2CAPs
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Service good. Server was very patient with a child customer. Ono special was overcooked. Such a disappointment for a truly delicious fish. Calamari was tough. Not worth the price. I would not go back.

Thank Penny O
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Went for lunch with friends at the Ponds in Hilo. Great variety of fresh food and fresh fish. Enjoyed being near the water and watching the local kids play in the inlet. Service was spot on! I liked the super clean cozy atmosphere and the...More

Thank GuyW56003
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Still searching for great seafood on the Big Island. Shrimp or-devours were from frozen (Costco?). Seafood soup, bland, salty, but with big chunks of clams. Good garden salad. Bread stale and came late. Sturgeon was gamey - like catfish. Baked Scallops were good. Pesto pasta...More

1  Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Felt welcomed here. The bartender was friendly, looked a little like Woody Harrelson, LOL(first time I've heard that in the last hour he said)LOL. Quaint little place on the water. friendly good food.

Thank Mason C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a fun place. The waitstaff is very friendly and efficient. The casual seating over the actual fish pond and near swimming area was delightful. Live Hawaiian music during lunch by a local Uke master really sealed the deal. Passion Fruit Iced tea and...More

Thank dognaldo101
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The happy hour drinks and pupus are great, and the bartender we had was very friendly, and kept everything straight, which was a miracle, as about 20 of us drifted in and out!

Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was busy. We were seated promptly and service was great. Food excellent. Steak, fish and fettuccine.

Thank Miriam P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Convenient place to visit on the Hilo Bay. Meals seem filling and well-cooked. Variety of adults drinks and Happy Hours are great!

Thank montgota
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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.
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eleanorl671
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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