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#10 of 183 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little place! We sat at the window overlooking the koi pond which was lovely. There are several restaurants in the area with good food but not with the atmosphere this one has. I had the opaka wrap which was delicious. The prices are moderate as well. We will be back.

Thank Kimberly C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made a last minute reservation and showed up for dinner about 7pm. The location on the ice pond is nice. The food, while abundant, seemed like it came out of the freezer. We ordered appetizers and waited to order our meal...good thing, cuz the apps were huge! That and a couple glasses of wine and we were done.

Thank Johanna W
Aiea, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read some reviews before going and I almost didn't go to check it out. That would have been a mistake. I went at night and the atmosphere was a little dark but it was fine. I had the crab crusted Opakapaka which was excellent. The server and all of the staff were pleasant. I had a window overlooking the... More 

Thank Douglas M
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al bonus if you can get a window table, especially looking at the koi pond. Called for reservations on a Friday evening, may have not been necessary. Was told they couldn't promise window seating. Specials were priced $25-$30 range. For the price range would rate food as average. No bad, but not exceptional.

Thank Larry R
Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here before flying out of Hilo and it was a great way to say goodbye to the little city. Overlooking the bay, with their own Koi pond which also hosted crabs and a turtle. Food was huge and tasty. Great value for money and fun to feed the fish with the fish food they supplied!

Thank cricketchick26
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, seafoods or beef, I prefer the prime rib is very good, duck is unusual in its hoisun cause , salmon salad was also large and tasty, great view of a pond with wildlife, peaceful, good service, highly recommend, been there many times over 20 years, it was Harrington's restaurant for a Long time

New River, Arizona, United States
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Ponds is delicious however we had such a great time watching ducks and Koi fish swarm around. The windows are open so if your lucky, you'll get a light rain to enjoy too. The servers are prompt and professional and the food is plentiful. If you visit Ponds while staying in a hotel, get desert with utensils... More 

Thank Kelly K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eated here on other occasions and the food is usually much better. My cheeseburger was so-so and the beer was not cold enough. A beautiful location though and fast, friendly service and spellbinding watching the kids dive into the pond.

Thank Loveacorona
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great with live music. Location was over the top of a koi carp pond. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Cocktails also very tasty

Thank Dean B
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gem of a restaurant, brilliant service, excellent menu and the food was delicious. We were sorry we were unable to return during our stay in Hilo.

Thank 14lizb2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4703
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-934-7663

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