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“best breakfast on the island” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ken's House of Pancakes

Ken's House of Pancakes
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
8089358711
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Ranked #20 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Price range: $12 - $12
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“best breakfast on the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

they've been operating since 1971 so the whole place has a 70s vibe. so many options on the menu and they're open 24 hrs a day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great home style diner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

This is not a fancy place. The food isn't gourmet. What it is is likely the best filling and wholesome food on the big island. Great low key friendly service for locals and tourists alike. Huge menu with many choices. Large portions. Parking is a bit tight if they are crowded. Just eat already!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“"Sumo!"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Friendly staff, good local atmosphere and a really interesting experience for me. They are totally fine with me sharing my order of Aunties Sumo with my friend, and adding to the novelty, they sounded a gong announcing to the entire restaurant "Sumo!" when they served up my order. So funny! Food wise, I would not rate it as fantastic or delicious, just average. Good value for money though.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Fast service and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I usually eat here when I'm in Hilo. Always friendly service with a smile and good food. There was a short line when I arrived, but the hostess quickly found tables for everyone. You can also sit at the counter for even quicker service.

Visited January 2013
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“Classic Diner food plus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had to check out Ken's when we were in Hilo. The four of us had turkey sandwich, Chinese salad, hamburger, cabbage and pork. The Chinese salad was the best. Portions were large.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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