Nice place. Everything was good…..not great. I did enjoy my meal. The Cesear salad was good. I also had the seafood pasta……also good. The atmosphere was quite nice. A guy playing a guitar was very nice. My waiter did a great job. I loved seeing the Koi in the pond next to restaurant. I would come back.
Wonderful ambiance, beautiful view of the ocean, and exceptional service! Loved the live music and drinks were excellent drinks. Great spot for a date night or happy hour!
Watched a sea turtle swimming through the window as we enjoyed the best fish and chips for lunch. Fish was fresh and tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful. View from our table was spectacular.
What a great place. They were recommended to us. It did not disappoint. Great happy hour and daily specials. We sat by the window and watched the fish. Both of us loved our food and drink choices. Highly recommend.
Our family of five from Texas and Oklahoma visited Oahu and the Big Island for Spring Break! After a day of hiking Volcanoes, we had dinner at Ponds. We were probably not dressed quite right as we went straight there from the park, but we were seated right away. Once inside, we realized it was a nicer restaurant and a little on the pricey side. But the food was Amazing!! We had calamari to start with and steaks for our entree’s. We also received some rolls with our meal..also very good..light and fluffy!! The server was very good, refilled drinks without having to ask and very attentive. There was live entertainment that we enjoyed listening to and the views from our table were great!! Would definitely recommend and will return if/when we visit Hilo again!!
Been there twice during the trip. Ask the chef for the special today! Great drink, juicy steak! Nothing I would complain! Much better than the higher starred Thai food or pho in town.
Great meal and service. We ended up at the corner table with no reservation and it was fun. There was a fisher bird that came over and continued to fish while we were there. Good entertainment.
Ponds hilo is a unique dining experience as it is literally built over a pond where you can watch colorful koi and turtles swimming during dinner, which is quite relaxing. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious.
They used to have such a good Ceasar salad. It's quite mediocre now. The prime rib was good but fairway grill is better and less expensive. The clam chowder was decent nothing special. The garlic mashed potatoes were good, not spectacular but good. The veg medley was excellent, I really liked it actually. $92 for a prime rib lobster plate. Fun to feed the koi fish. Lovely music. Last time we were here it was better. I'll try once more.
Loved this place. Sat by open windows looking out over Ice Pond with families picnicking and children swimming, ducks and a turtle in the water below our window! The food was beautifully cooked and there was a great range on the menu. I had an appetizer as my main dish and it was more than enough. Our waitress was friendly and fun and we even met the chef :)