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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” (570 reviews)
“oxtail stew” (25 reviews)
“loco moco” (144 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 3 days ago

I love Ken's! Its such a staple in Hilo. The food is great! Everything on the menu is yummy! Everytime someone orders anything with the word SUMO on it the staff rings a GONG and EVERYONE in the restaurant yells SUMOOOO! Its great! Highly recommended!

Thank Ledesa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant anywhere!! Large menu, great local food, great service, open 24 hours! After several trips to Hilo we now only eat at Ken's for all our meals! They have SO much more than pancakes. But their pancakes are wonderful, too. Pancakes...More

Thank kpgra
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate dinner here twice during our stay in Hilo. One night I had the coconut pancakes which were delicious and served with guava, passion fruit, and coconut syrups, and another night I had the teriyaki beef which was also very good. One night we...More

Thank fand
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoy places that serve breakfast all day. Sometimes breakfast food is just the right meal choice for dinner. After a cold day up at the volcano, I had the french toast which was delicious. My husband opted for the coconut pancakes which he enjoyed...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Flew into Hilo and stopped into Kens for breakfast. Wow, very busy place, mostly locals, portions are huge, couldn’t finish my plate, very near airport on the way into town. Yum!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great local restaurant...like since the early 70's....with breakfast, lunch or dinner...including their Sumo-sized meals for the extra hungry....the ribs were very good...and all plates are a good amount of food! Great service.....they kept our water glasses full! Classic old style diner right near Hilo airport...More

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 5 days ago

Typical Coffee Shop/ small town restaurant. Food was good. Great Service!!! Would definitely go again!!!

Thank P9152PVkt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been to Ken's several times with out of town guests. We have always had good service and tasty food. The portions have been generous. The pancakes were huge, and the moco loco was yummy. Good burgers and salads, too.

Thank kirkland1963
Reviewed 6 days ago

We always make a point to go to Ken's when in Hilo. I love the banana pancakes, which are so huge! There are so many choicies and some that you can't get anywhere else.

Thank Suzyquilts
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a classic diner with great atmosphere, service, and food. Portions are HUGE and prices are a good change from many places in Hawaii!

Thank MNKate2016
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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