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.