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135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-934-7663
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food good value

Enjoyed a delicious lunch for two of grilled fresh fish burger and salmon with a walnut feta salad. Had a lot of fun looking out the window at the turtles and gigantic fish in the pond. All staff were helpful and friendly. Lunch was around $40 including two iced teas. Would recommend to friends!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
CathG73
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a delicious lunch for two of grilled fresh fish burger and salmon with a walnut feta salad. Had a lot of fun looking out the window at the turtles and gigantic fish in the pond. All staff were helpful and friendly. Lunch was around $40 including two iced teas. Would recommend to friends!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed their seafood but they have a complete menu,almost anything that you can want.On the night that we went we had Snapper,Chicken and Calamari.Service was excellent,we would definitely go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The fish was very fresh and the cocktails were delicious. Prices were good and the service was great! We had a table over looking the lake which was beautiful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A small place with lots of water around, life music, a distinct interior and a soothing atmosphere. The food is, like the interior decor, oriented toward the local spirit, but there is prime rib for a little over 23USD just as well. Dining there is comfortable, the music unobtrusive, and conversation across the table not a problem. The place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We dined at Ponds when visiting Hilo. The food and the service were both very good. The view into the Koi Pool was good as was the view across the inlet where some local children were swimming. It was quite busy and the bar area was attractive too. Recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

All at a reasonable price. Nice location. Loved watching the ducks. The food was varied and well cooked and they had some great cocktails.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food and service good. Nice when there is a breeze coming through but a bit hot on a muggy day. Obviously a favourite with the locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Once you are inside you will be surprised how roomy it is. We had a window seat, AND we made reservations. Parking is limited so I would suggest early reservations for dinner. Excellent menu choices, loved the shrimp dip, excellent martini, excellent fish dishes.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ponds is located on Ice Pond in Hilo Hawaii. Get a table at a window so you can watch the ducks and fish play only a few feet away. You may even see a turtle. All this while you dine on some very good sea food, prime rib, steaks, salads, etc. There's something for everyone. They also have a fully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The tastiest butterfish I have ever had. Nice salad, warm herb/garlic bread roll. The view over the lake is very calming and the cosy homely feel of the restaurant is relaxing and is partly perched over the lake itself. The staff were very inviting from the minute I walked in and attentive and looked after me the whole evening. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-934-7663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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