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“Open 24 hours” 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 #17 of 199 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
Los Angeles, California
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“Open 24 hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Good breakfast, good service, yummy desserts, big portions, and very clean. The Kokonut pancakes with Lilikoi syrup are the best.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“So much choice, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by here for breakfast after seeing it on our drive to our vacation rental. The menu is massive and the only problem you will have is what to choose to eat! Service was quick despite it being busy and our waitress was really helpful and pleasant. We were really impressed with the many flavours of syrup on offer for our pancakes. We may be returning before the end of our trip!

Visited April 2013
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Oswestry UK
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10 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Much more than just pancakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A great place to eat - more than just pancakes - there is a wide variety of dishes to suit any appetite. Good value, friendly helpful service and a lively atmosphere and open 24 hours

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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“A Great Local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ken's is one of the 2 places we always go to eat while visiting Hilo. It's a Hawaiian style diner with an amazing menu. If you can't find something you like on this menu you just don't like food! All the choices are good values and you won't go away hungry. My brother had the chocolate macadamia nut pancakes (at about 1 PM) and raved about them. You can't go wrong at Ken's.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good value and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after a day of visiting the sites in and around Volcano National Park. This is a 24 hour diner, with a typically large (but with a Hawaiian flair) diner menu. Service was quick and efficient. I can only speak to the breakfast, as that is what we ordered, but we were all happy with our meals. The pancakes were great, and the spam omelette was good. The wide variety of syrups were all good, but lilikoi syrup is now our favorite.

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