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135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-934-7663
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Ranked #21 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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Lebanon, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Started off our November visit with a dinner at Pond's, where we had previous visited the past 3 years. Our friends enjoyed watching the Koi swim in the pond outside the window and feed them. Restaurant staff handled guests with the ease of ohana and excellent food (ONO)...

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Gladstone, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was a good meal, but not great. Service was nice. The food just wasn't as good as it could have been for the price. The site is a nice one though...

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

my first night in Hilo I walked to Pond's from my condo and I had a 10 oz New York sirloin, asked for it medium-well, got it medium-rare, sent it back, then it was OK but somewhat tough / cost for just the entree was $29.95 / food is good but prices are exceptionally high, even for this area where... More

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WORCESTER
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389 reviews 389 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We arrived on the Big Island at the Kona area airport and had to drive to the Hilo side. We were very hungry by the time we arrived into Hilo and were looking for some place to stop. We saw Ponds and it looked okay so we took a chance. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our table overlooked a koi... More

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Freeland, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great fish and chips. Fish and fries with a light batter. We got the best seat in the house. The corner table over the pond with two open windows for cooling breezes. Very attentive and friendly staff.

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Gurley, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our hosts recommended The Pond to us, so we went there on our last night on the island. We were greeted by a friendly waiter and taken to our table next to a window. We were able to watch the koi enjoying their little pond. We ordered our meals which were really good but on the expensive side. I had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best part of this restaurant, the pond with the fishes my kids were feeding! Won't go back! Bland and untasty food, party of 7 sharing differents plates and no one satisfied. Places to go: cafe pesto, coconut grill and even PhoViet!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant two weeks ago. Everything looked nice but when my husband bit into his burger his expression changed as he bit into a piece of bone and his tooth cracked . We told the waitress to said oh sorry we told the manager who also said oh dear we won't charge you for the... More

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Quito
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although Hawaii is an island, it is very hard to find good seafood. Ponds has a nice variety of seafood and other dishes. It is right next to a pond, so the view is pretty nice as well. Be sure to try the local beers.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Situated on Hilo ice pond this restaurant is one we have been to a few times before. I love escargot $12.95 so this was my chosen starter, but unfortunately they smothered these 5 small snails with a thick blanket of mozzarella which not only obscured any flavor of the snails but changed this normally lightish dish into a heavy one.... More

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Additional Information about Ponds

Address: 135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-934-7663
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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