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135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-934-7663
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Ranked #19 of 205 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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Quito
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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South Florida, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nice little restaurant, food was good. We got to ring the bell and feed the fish in the pond below. We were able to be seated right way without reservations but looks like it gets quite busy later in the evening.

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Whistler, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

The 7th review below (probably mis-spelt on their account) really sums it up..... "A truly forgettable evening out" As fine dining servers this restaurant really should not market itself as such; plates were cleared before everybody had finished, dessert menu's given whilst others where still eating mains and the check and expectant payment also on the table whilst a member... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place on first sight, appeared like most places. Boy were we surprised. We first ate lunch there, the food, service and atmosphere(coy pond is really cool) were outstanding. We were staying on the Kona side, so when we had the chance to go back to the Hilo side, we naturally chose to eat dinner there. We were not disappointed.... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Close to the Niehboring Hotels and airport but frequented by the after work business crowd from the Hilo area.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Food was fine. Pork ribs could have been a bit more tender, but the taste was good. Big portions. Service could have been a bit more adequate.

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a lovely table overlooking the fish pond, there was very nice live music. The service & food excellent & the price reasonable. A lovely night was had.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant overlooking a pond in Hilo, HI. The food was very tasty and service was exceptional.

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Condo we were staying was close by and we decided to give it a try. The place was a just what we wanted on the water, fresh seafood, and not a long wait. The food was prefect; the service was good even though we were some of the last customers of the evening. We walked by kitchen on the way... More

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