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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 1 week ago

Really local kine. Iconic. Most always busy. 24/7 breakfast. Entertaining menu. All day everyday reliable and good eating.

Thank Hualalai11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must have been a good gathering place in the past, but we found the food and service disappointing. The portions, unlike most Hawaiian diners, are stingy. My BBQ kulua sandwich was filled with non-edible parts. The elderly waitress was friendly, but the host and...More

Thank SatChild
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews were great so we decided to give it a try. We got seated right away, but they split our group of 7 at 2 tables because there wasn’t one big enough. My main complaint was that it was HOT. Only ceiling fans, didn’t...More

1  Thank theaymster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here three times in six days. We both ordered Ken's loco moco Kalua pork plate and it was delish! Order your egg for the top anyway you like, and they also will give you extra gravy if you ask for it. The waitresses...More

Thank jim12alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with the family while in Hilo. Service (waitress was Crystal) was fantastic as well as the food. Pancakes are huge and fluffy. I had eggs scrambled with spinach, mushrooms and sausage with hash browns and pancakes. Hash browns were nice and crispy- that...More

Thank Jsetse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little cafe open 24 hours. Had breakfast early (5am) because I had not adjusted to time change. Few locals having breakfast after long night. Waitress very nice.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a blast from the past! Super friendly, huge menu, awesome pictures of the Rock and his family by the front counter, they all yell "Sumo" when you order a Sumo meal, and best pancake syrups in the world! Seriously though if you happen to...More

Thank bigislandcomputers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here considering 1) I love pancakes and breakfast and 2) the reviews on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, disappointment ensued. We were seated immediately, even though it was super busy (this was during the week at like 8am). The menu is huge, which...More

2  Thank teoma1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, I’m not sure I’ve ever given a diner a 5 star rating before! But, this place was unreal. The parking sucks. I mean, they could easily double the size of the parking ... but, onto the food. the menu contains anything you can imagine....More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And no wonder why the serve is massive, the food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable!! Service was very quick considering how full the restaurant was and friendly too. I had the Corned Beef Eggs Benny and it was absolutely divine I did...More

Thank Jessie F
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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