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Ken's House of Pancakes

) #7 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$ American, , Hawaiian
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” (535 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (23 reviews)
“loco moco” (142 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant has more than pancakes! Local favorites, Asian and great desserts. We went back a second time to try the won ton soup.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very popular local breakfast restaurant. The server was fun and welcoming. The menu is huge.mi had three pancakes and couldn't possibly finish them. They brought several different sauces from coconut to berry to maple. Fun and delicious. My husband had corned beef hash and...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was told this is the place to go by a few colleagues, however I wasn't that impressed with the patty melt I ordered; however it is a "house of pancakes" and I opted not try the breakfast food, so maybe that would have been...More

Thank Marquis W
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was delicious, and lots items on the menu. ingress and egress to parking lot may be a challenge.

Thank wowlaulau7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ken's Pancake House is a local establishment that proives good eats. Their pancake are good and there syrups, coconut and lilikoi are very flavorful. Go and enjoy.

Thank Bonebaker G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't miss banana pancakes! Locals know the best! The place is packed. Love the Buddha. Friendly waitress. I think Jack Johnson wrote his song after going here.

Thank OceanannieR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Ken's even though we got a waitress who wasn't very friendly. I had the banana and macadamia nut waffle; they give you multiple syrups to use, including maple, boysenberry, coconut, passionfruit (lilikoi), and guava. Delicious! Their regular sized pancakes...More

Thank MuiFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a local's favorite and for those visiting they fall in love. A gem. Great food...friendly staff.

Thank stmedic911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your appitite to this place for the portions are ohana ( family) style. The food at this place is outstanding so is the price. The staff is that true ohana hawaiian vibe super nice and super friendly. This is why when you are visiting...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Ken's whenever we're in Hilo. The food is still good and tasty, but the service and wait time may not be worth it. We were seated promptly, but waited almost 20 minutes to place our order. Another 20 minutes to get our...More

Thank csi56
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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