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Ponds

135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-934-7663
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Ranked #8 of 199 restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The outside the door menu did not match the inside the restaurant menu. Specials were offered with no pricing offered. Ended up paying $25 for each of the two fish entrees we had. Thai curry salmon was too spicy to enjoy, and ahi with basil sauce on the side for my dh came with the sauce smeared all over. They... More

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Hawai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely setting, right on the water, the waiter we had was very friendly and attentive without being hovering. However, I had the eggplant parmesan, which was listed as a "house specialty." It was bland and seemed to be slapped together. Pass it up. There were two slices of eggplant with some tomato paste and cheese, served with some plain white... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A friend had recommended this restaurant to us. It was so pretty with the fish in the pond. Our waitress was Natasha, very lovely young lady. She recommend the fish and chips and the salmon salad. Best fish and chips I have tasted so far, and the salmon salad so delicious! I would most definatly return.

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Went for a late night dinner. Very nice place with cute bathrooms. Over looks Hilo's ice pond, they have a sectioned off koi fish pond too. Wait help was great. "FBI" ice tea was ono.

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Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Food was very good, but only downside was that as we arrived towards the end of the evening the menu was rather limited, as a number of items had sold out, which is actually a good thing as it demonstrates how fresh the food is.

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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This nicely decorated restaurant is located at a fish pond on the outskirts of Hilo. We found the food excellent and reasonable priced. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Good menu, good ambience, good service - what more could we ask! The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and they were always able to fit us in, even without a reservation (but they were certainly busy!)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Some of us were ok with our food but those that tried to have steak/prime rib were not satisfied with the food or the service. Our waitress argued about how well done the meat was cooked, took a steak back and brought back something we couldn't even cut. Awful. I have never written such a bad review.

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Cambridge, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Right across from Seaside Hotel and right on the water. We had a window view of a family of ducks. Unfortunate that we went at 8 p.m. on a busy night because they had run out of the seafood specials. We ordered lamb and ribs and they were both very good. Very nice looking restaurant and good service.

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Friendly staff, quick service, and great food! The Koi pond right outside the window made it a very soothing and enjoyable environment.

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