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“Elegant dinner spot” 5 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, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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6 reviews
“Elegant dinner spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful dinner & great service. The blackened salmon was too spicy, but the quickly made something lighter.

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Hawaii
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

After a long drive, we were looking for a place to eat before our evening flight. From the outside, this restaurant didn't look all that great. Boy were we surprised!! This restaurant had absolutely great food and drinks. The service was great and the setting was quite quaint. There were 4 of us eating and each ordered something different. I had the fresh fish sandwich, and everyone really enjoyed their food. The French fries are the bomb! I travel to the Big Island quite often and can't wait to go back! Congrats!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ortega
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Aptos, CA
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4 reviews
“Food & Service A+”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Nice atmosphere, great service. Fresh Ahi, beautiful salads, tasty ribs, mashed potatoes, pupus & fancy fun cocktails too. Best place to eat in Hilo!

Visited March 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

So Ono but price is super high I guess worth it if had big portion. The chicken alfredo with garlic bread was great so was the Korean chicken but it only came with one scoop rice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank brittneykonagirl
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Honolulu
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect place to enjoy local fusion food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We both enjoyed our meals at Ponds. Beef meat was perfectly cooked. Wine choice recommended perfect for both white and red wines.
Deserts were also very good and home made.
No hesitation: excellent place to have dinner!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Florence B
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