Hilo's Favorite Restaurant!

Aloha and Welcome to Ken's House of Pancakes! 
Hilo's choice for over 25 years.


Ken's House of Pancakes has become something of a Big Island landmark for tourists and locals alike. Everyone knows that our breakfast food is great, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plus, we have a full menu of lunch and dinner treats, too!

Open 24/7 

We're here to serve you with a smile and aloha 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our service and delicious pancakes keep us in business year after year, and award after award. Come check us out anytime to taste for yourself!



KHON2 News - Living 808

Taizo Braden

"Hawaii Island Week ends with a stop at one of the island’s most iconic dining spots.

Everyone knows a trip to Hilo wouldn’t be complete without a meal at Ken’s House of Pancakes. The restaurant is famous for serving up Sumo-sized meals 24 hours a day.

The restaurant originally opened in 1971. Ric and Debra Ching Maiava took over in 1990.

As for the restaurant’s signature Sumo meals, Ching says he came up with the option after seeing “some local boys buying three things, like a hamburger, a saimin, and then another appetizer of sorts, so we decided, why don’t we just make one plate, call it a Sumo, and make several of them in different areas, and it became a hit.”

Customers who order Sumo items can expect their meals delivered with fanfare."

Taste Our Menu

Take a look at our full menu with breakfast all day, or check out our gallery of mouth-watering meals, and then drive on over to Ken's House of Pancakes on Kamehameha Avenue across from Waterworks Hilo. 
We'll see you soon!
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