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“Incredible Fish & Chips”
Review of Ponds

Ponds
Ranked #10 of 250 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife and I were in Hilo recently around lunch time and checked out Trip Advisor for some guidance. Ponds looked like a worthy candidate and it turned out to be a very good lunch spot. Fish & Chips often leave me flat, but The Mahi Fish & Chips at Ponds were tremendous - a nice crisp outside and succulent on the inside. I was so engrossed in mine, I don't remember what everyone else had, but they all thought it was a winner too. Not crowded when we got there a little before noon, but filled up fast. Service was a bit on the slow side, but the food more than made up for it. A definite recommend! Ordering a drink special (The Hawaii 5-0) was comical - the waitress didn't know what I was talking about and the bartender came out to the board and wrote down the ingredients. Not surprisingly, it was so so - stick with a traditional drink, beer or whatever.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Service was slow. The restaurant was not full yet wait time to order and receive meals was really slow. Steaks was tough but did have good taste. View was good.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I had take out one night and dined in the next. Food both times was great. Take out was quick and service was excellent. Dine in service was quick and the food cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Glenda K
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Wonderful menu, subtle Hawaiian friendliness, in a beautiful setting. We had Ono and Red Snapper specials that were outstanding. Moderate prices add to an overall wonderful experience. This establishment proudly displays a 4 star Trip Advisor sign outside, but it should be a 5.

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Thank Jon H
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stopped here for a late night meal after flying into Hilo. The food was super tasty, in ample portions, and the staff very friendly. Had a guy singing and playing music in the corner at just the right volume Enough to add ambiance, but not too loud to interfere with conversation. Was little on the pricey side.

Thank Lars_5
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