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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
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121 - 130 of 586 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very awsome place to eat dinner. Loved the place. Food is okay too, but the place is worth the visit!

Thank Daniela K
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great wait staff and fun funky open air restaurant. I liked sitting so I could look out over the Koi pond. I had a salad with seared Ahi and it way great! My Mai Tai was a bit sweet and the waiter had it made...More

Thank Barbro B
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great night had here at Ponds. Food was delicious, cocktails were yum, views lovely and our waiter very helpful and friendly. Defiantly recommend this place for a night out.

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here after a trip to Volcanoes National Park. It is right in Hilo. It was dark so we couldn't see much of the pond and fish. My husband's seafood fettuccine and our hot artichoke dip appetizer were "ok". My...More

Thank SnorkelRagazza
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice setting but food was at best average only. Service was quite nice but could not make up for dry fish or gritty scallops

Thank Gabrielefk
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had lunch here on our drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona on the recommendation of our hosts in Volcano, who planned to eat there themselves. They had us at watch koi while you eat. We both had fish and chips and lilikoi iced tea, and...More

Thank seecrane
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Relatives suggested this restaurant to meet. It was Wednesday, which was Lamb night. Each day is a different themed special meal. I had the Lamb chops which was so tasty. The meal had 3 chops, vegetable, choice of starch(wish I'd taken picture of meal). The...More

1  Thank TucsonTraveller2
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A friend and i were out shopping and decided to have lunch at Ponds.......i had never visited it and was very happy......beautiful setting on the edge of a large pond with ducks and koi.....in fact they give you some food to feed the koi.....lots of...More

Thank norman m
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation around 6:30 and got a table but it started filling up soon after. The pumpkin curry could have been spicier - spiciness options would have been great, but the coconut fish (ahi?) was excellent. We enjoyed leftovers the next day....More

Thank Jackson G
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after I finished a helicopter tour. We were seated immediately. Our servers were all very friendly and attentive. Husband got the baked scallops and I got the Chardonnay shrimp fettuccine. Both were very good. We finished off with dessert--lillikoi cheese cake and creme...More

Thank Christa R
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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.
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
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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