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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%
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“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 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those all-purpose cafes with a lot of variety in the menu. We have had breakfast and lunch here and the food is fine. My taco salad had lots of fresh ingredients and my husband said his hamburger was really good. Our...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service and fast but the food, other than the pancakes, was not good. Our large group had a variety of meals and Only the teens enjoyed their pancakes. Our entrees were tasteless and some were not very warm, including the “hot” turkey sandwich which...More

Thank tjandsp0t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be scared off by the prices. They’re average for the islands and you get A LOT of food. If you’re a small eater consider splitting something.

Thank lyle7692
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of variety here... Definitely something for everyone's palate... Food was good. Served hot and tasty. Prices a little higher than most, but the portions reflect it. Open 24 hours.

Thank jrg808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular place, and because of it, there are times when it runs out of parking spaces. Access is rather tricky as well, depending where one comes from. But that does not bug people, obviously. They offer fine food and we had...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times during our stay, in fact it was the only place we ate while in Hilo. Prices were very reasonable and food was very good. They have a HUGE menue of items including lunch and dinner, but everything we got came...More

Thank JrVandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit! The food servings were huge and very delicious. Clean restaurant and the service was very good....always very busy, so be prepared to wait, but after visiting there, we understand why it was so busy...great place, so go when your in Hilo!

Thank Pj O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant looks to be unchanged from the 70’s. It was clean and the interior looks like an old diner. The service was very friendly and efficient. The presentation was simple and like a diner. The home made oxtail stew is simply excellent and a...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
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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 |
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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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