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Ponds

135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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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11 - 20 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The restaurant was near the hotel so we decided to eat here. We were surprised to find out that it was lobster night and accepted the waiter's suggestion. It has not only great food but also it was the best service in all of Hawaii.

Thank Julia0501
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We return here for at least one meal ever time we are in Hilo. This visit was no exception. In summary, attentive but not overbearing service, great atmosphere, great meal. Had the fish of the day. Nicley cooked, flavorful and nice sides. Wife and I...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place is a stone's throw from where I was staying (Hilo Seaside Hotel) so I just had to have dinner their at least once. I chose the Prime Rib - medium rare and it came with a chicken broth and rolls that you get...More

Thank PerthAussieGuy
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We decided to stop here while on a driving tour of the island. We had the fish and chips and the fried shrimp for entrees, both of which were good. My wife had the regular fries, while I, against the advice of the server, tried...More

2  Thank davids7715
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I had ordered the seafood pasta for dinner (it was a special) and it was super junk. I got sick of the taste halfway through the pasta. In my opinion, go to Target and buy the frozen Bertolli pasta. It's way better than this pasta...More

Thank Connor K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

You go to Hawaii and dine on the waters edge hoping for fresh food and classic Hawaiian cocktails but this place delivers basic American dinner food with a lack luster taste. Hoping we don't get sick from the crab dip. Don't bother ordering a cocktail-...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant actually sits in the water over a brackish coy pond. They give fish food to the kids and our daughter entertained herself feeding them while we waited for our dinner. Lots of food choices from prime rib to very fresh fish. We will...More

Thank vadavisockis
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We ate lunch there during our stay in Hilo and enjoyed it. We were seated by the window, which was open so we could watch the koi swim below and watch kids swim in the pond. Watching the scenery is very relaxing. They have very...More

Thank Cindi W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Ponds is located on a pond that is fun to swim in & jump off the bridge. Wear water shoes or flip flops (slippers) since it's pretty rocky in places. The water is COLD so it's perfect for a hot summer day. The restaurant has...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered the seafood fetucinni and upgraded house salad to a caesar. Enjoyed it. Nice ambience, and relaxing.

Thank Stanley S
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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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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