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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:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Ponds is a sit down restaurant with a full bar. The bartender is fun and serves stiff drinks for a great price (two for under $14). The food is an array of tasty sea food and pasta. On the weekends there's live music and good people. Highly recommend for a romantic night out or a bar night!!

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Surrey, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

There are a variety of good choices in the menu and reasonable prices. Very good service both times we have been there and the scenery right on the water is very nice. they had live music the night we were there which was pleasant Hawaiian tunes.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Macadamia Nut Pesto was amazing, but didn't care for the crab dip appetizer - wonderful service!

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Plainview, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Just had excellent dinner at ponds what a lovely restaurant overlooking a koi pond. Mexican Monday and prime rib very nice meal great service good coffee and a nice selection of Kona on tap

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Over the years, Ponds has become one of our favorite places to go for drinks and pupus, to enjoy a nice meal out or to take visitors. We especially enjoy the Sunday brunch. The food is dependably good, with interesting specials, they have a fun drink selection, service is consistently efficient and the staff friendly. The owner often makes the... More 

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Lebanon, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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194 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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 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
Cuisine: American

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