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Ken's House of Pancakes

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Hawaiian
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
+1 808-935-8711
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (643 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (30 reviews)
“loco moco” (145 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
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Reviewed today via mobile

Best breakfast ! Great food and excellent service ! Best to call ahead , limited seating but well worth the wait 👍

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nls007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yum!!!!! I had the MacNut pancakes and my husband had the corned beef loco moco. We just about died from how good both meals were. Also the atmosphere is very low key, kinda has an old diner vibe but in a good way. Also staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JyasmineCameo
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you’re in Hilo, Ken’s House of Pancakes is a great place for breakfast. Located right along the flight path of the airport, you can count on having at least three or four conversations interrupted by the roar of jet engines. The menu, however, is...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank martinoberon
Reviewed 6 days ago

The menu is large, so there's something for everyone's taste. The portions were decent and the prices were good for Hawaii. The food was alright, but nothing astounding. It was worth a visit...but not a repeat visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ssjj123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying nearby and this was the only place in the area that offered good value for money meals. We had three dinners and one breakfast there and they were all good. tHe menu is complicated and has some very strange offerings but we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeffrey1809
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu, fast service, family dining. I had a taco salad that fed me for lunch the next day! Great place for a quick bite.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank esmejp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place & reasonable prices. Try the Sumo dish! Great for families with large groups. Gotta go back when in Hilo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lrplunk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy. Fun. Employees clearly enjoy working there. Nothing fancy but generous portions. Wide choices on the menu; we had Thanksgiving dinner there. At the junction of the main street along the water and the road up to Volcano. Opposite Banyan Drive on the corner....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Itivdleq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place twice and both times it was bad. First we hit it for lunch because it was right around the corner from our hotel, the food was cheap and tasted so. Because of the six hour time difference we ended up...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tat2airick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat at Ken’s House of Pancake when we visit Hilo. This 24-hour American diner has been in business since 1971. We went directly to lunch after our arrival at Hilo airport on Thanksgiving Day. We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JVTietjens
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Malama2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes fast service
14 January 2017|
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Response from StigJim | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the average price, because they have tons of options. It is a family restaurant, but prices at any restaurant in Hawaii generally are higher than many places on the mainland.
14 January 2017|
Response from D9986ZBpaulh | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8711
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