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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (581 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (24 reviews)
“loco moco” (145 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll 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 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Huge menu with lots of choices. Vegans and vegetarians can eat well and everyone loves pancakes made with macadamia nuts!

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a busy place! The food is excellent and the service, amazing! The portions are huge! You will not be hungry when you leave.

Thank lisel445
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ken’s is much more than pancakes. Great menu. Friendly staff. An institution in Hilo since 1971. And open 24/7. Had a turkey dinner there one night. Excellent. Had an omelet for breakfast. Also excellent.

Thank EPH9810
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ken's House of Pancakes is in a great location and open 24 hours, so it is ready whenever you are hungry. The staff is very friendly. We visited often during a two-week stay in Hilo, and the hostess treated us like family. She even gave...More

Thank PplusG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here. Great breakfast food and plenty of it. You will not leave hungry. Has atmosphere of old diner/malt shop crossed with IHOP. Can't imagine having a "nice dinner" here. But fitting setting for breakfast or lunch. The service was poor. It was clear...More

Thank Live to vaca B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've always had good service and food, but it's like they were super short staffed and different cooks. I ordered the special which was prime rib. My son ordered a waffle and my husband got a fish sandwich. It took 40 minutes to get our...More

Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had omelettes and pancakes. I was able to make two meals out of my omelette. I would recommend to ours.

Thank Audrey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast servings were enormous, tasty and expensive - about $40 for 2. Dinner servings were also large, but didn't taste that good (e.g., baked potato tasted like it was microwaved, rather than baked); green vegetables were way overcooked. The prime rib was awful. Unexpectedly, the...More

Thank DragonLady13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plan was to rotate to some different restaurants. Instead, we came back to Kens three times. The portions were generous, and the menu was extensive, filled with old fashion comfort food. Don’t expect sophisticated dining - consistent with the diner image, the food is...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a lot to offer. The menu is huge. It’s easy to please everyone. And the prices are great. That was a nice change. The staff is friendly and fun.

Thank Alan P
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cathy k
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 Paul H | 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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