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Ponds

135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-934-7663
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Ranked #18 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
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
  • Any
English first
Redwood City, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited it twice. Excellent location and views of pond. Live music. We enjoy both cocktails and the dinner.

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Escondido, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a nice lunch over looking the koi pond. Food and drinks were good and service was friendly. We would dine here again for lunch.

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Lathrop, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

although, supper is great, lunch was only so-so. This is a great setting, right in the bay. You can watch koi, ducks, and swimmers as you enjoy drinks and supper!

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Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The food and service are very good. I love watching the huge koi and turtles in the pond below my window. The food is good and well presented. I didn't think I would find a good prime rib on the Island but I was very pleased with the one I've now had a couple of times at The Ponds.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I moved to Keaau south of Hilo and have been trying to find a restaurant with food as good as you can get on Maui. Not the high end ones just good quality food. Ponds was a big disappointment and we have been there twice.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed in Hilo for the night, local recommended Ponds, friendly staff comfortable atmosphere (huge Koi pond right out the window) great live Hawaiian music. Food ranked up near the top of our list and we live in Los Angeles. Highly recommend, had a great meal and evening for what we consider cheap!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Small menu but very pleasant and the food very good. Good service and a pleasant surprise was a picture taken of our group as this was a family reunion, Thanks Ponds - will definitely be back

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Las Vegas, NV
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stopped in mid-afternoon for drinks and pupus, and ended the meal with a surprise adventure... The appetizers were enjoyable, and we especially enjoyed the furikake ahi. Drinks were delicious - ginger lemon drop, margarita, and a guava martini. If you can get a table next to the windows open to the water, do so! Enjoy the gentle breezes, an... More

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Hawaii
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife picked Ponds for her birthday dinner this year. We were there last year for something, so we knew it would be special. Appetizers were the Tempura mushrooms and a crab spread for little pieces of toast. Both were good but the mushrooms were fantastic. The dipping sauce was perfect. I could have eaten them all night long. For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Called from Oregon to buy anniversary dinner for daughter & son-in-law. So easy & accommodating. When daughter & hubby arrived they were given a warm friendly greeting, yummy dinner, sang happy anniversary, gave them free dessert with candle. My kids had never been there & said I couldn't have picked a better place. Best experience they'd had in a long... More

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