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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
+1 808-934-7663
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Greenville, Texas
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view overlooking water in the bay, not the open ocean. Great service. Seems to be popular with tourists more than locals. The bar has nice fruity drinks.

Thank inFlightFun
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a quick dinner while in Hilo. Ordered the top sirloin cooked medium, waited 15 minutes and then was told they were all out. They offered me the NY strip at the same price. I agreed and that was that. Less than 5 minutes later the food was at the table. First cut tasted good, second was a bit... More 

Thank Brian B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

TripAdvisor suggested this place to us and we were not disappointed. We stopped here for dinner and drinks and were not disappointed. Live Hawaiian music was being performed while we ate. The drinks were superb but check your receipt to make sure they charged you correctly for any specials (we had to point out the mistake which they promptly corrected).... More 

Thank Jeff F
Corvallis, Oregon
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175 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Local musician was playing. Open air. Appetizers excellent (crab artichoke dip). Fish and chips, mixed drinks, and catch of the day all very good

Thank Josh W
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service here was wonderful. The meals were delicious and the cocktails were fun. The local entertainer wonderful

Thank Maz D
rockford ,IL
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229 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ponds is located right off a busy intersection adjacent to a pond. Part of the pond is sectioned off by the restaurant as a koi pond. Local kids were swimming in the pond. It made for a pleasant atmosphere. The food was good. We both had fish and chips, tempura style. A bit too much breaking, but tasty. The Brie... More 

Thank teachem4
Conroe, Texas
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for a dinner restaurant and found Ponds. It has seating along side a koi pond so the view is pleasant. The food, service and drinks were very good. We split the large ribeye steak on the menu and it was delicious. The price was what I expected . It is a relaxed atmosphere and... More 

Thank DKR1234
Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to relax after a full day in Hilo. Our server was friendly & accommodating to us, offering suggestions and happy to see us happy. The food was great too and the portions were sizeable, what else could you ask for - the Ponds had it all !

Thank Casey G
Fairbanks, Alaska
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu and service. I tend not to give five stars unless you blow my mind. This place has some great local seafood and turf. The wife had the primerib, me, the seafood pasta. Both meals were worthy of the price we paid. Between the two meal and two bar drinks we were just under $90. The servers ensure you... More 

Thank Eric60826
Santa Rosa, CA
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch here. The menu was complete with local fish, tropical drinks and desserts. Very filling lunch. The restaurant has a great view of a pond where local families play in the water on weekends. All of us had great food and the service was excellent.

Thank trvltee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?