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“Feed ducks and fish with bread from table” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponds

Ponds
Ranked #11 of 237 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Feed ducks and fish with bread from table”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

The food was above average, the servce was below average. Windows are open to lagoon below and the average rolls could be fed to fish and ducks below. Each dish comes with enough rice for 2 people. Teriaki beef was pretty good, vegetables were just alright.

Visited January 2013
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Hilo, Hawaii
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Can be a bit pricey, but worth it. Quality food. Aloha presentation. Great drinks. Looks can be deceiving...so give it a try!

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong with the "shrimp and chips"!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

These guys have such a quaint little shack on the pond. I mean, it looks like a shack from outside, and then you feel like you were seated at home. The staff was so friendly and the food was excellent! My family loves seafood and they ordered the fish and chips and the "shrimp" and chips. The shrimp were more like giant prawns and this place knows how to fry! The beer selection was good and the food was great! We even got to feed the koi right outside the window from our table. They come when the dinner bell is rung! Ha! Great place to visit in Hilo!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Lovely Window Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

A local restaurant with lovely views over the pond. Very pleasant atmosphere. I had fish and it was very nice. Service good. So, not your top gourmet experience, but if you want something that is not too expensive, in a pleasant atmosphere, with good food, off the 'Hilo strip' and not in the 'Hilo mall' this might be your place.

Visited November 2012
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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, but can't cook a steak”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Seriously, if you can't cook a sirloin steak medium rare after three attempts, take it off the menu.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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