pulseTV / Kaukau Time


Ponds Hilo overlooks the very scenic Ice Pond, a favorite local swimming spot. Here, you will dine in an atmosphere with outstanding food and relaxing ambiance. Experience Fun and Fine Dining on the east side of the Big Island in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii. If you’re “lucky,” you may be seated alongside the peaceful koi pond where you can even feed the fish! Enjoy easy listening, live music from talented, local musicians on most evenings.

Hilo Bake Company

Hula Hulas

Liko Lehua

Kohala Village Hub

About the Host:

Chanel Bentosino is a student, ordained minister, and self-proclaimed mac and cheese connoisseur. As a single mother of a one-year-old tuxedo cat, she makes her living by working in a cardiologist office and attending the University of Hawai’i at Hilo in hopes to give her daughter a better life than she had.  Chanel is a simple Hilo girl who can usually be found either in the closest body of water or at the closest Foodland. Currently, she is the host of BigIslandPULSE.com’s  “KauKau Time”, where she promotes and reviews local restaurants and eateries of the Big Island.  She strives to live in a world of unedited happiness and unfiltered humor, and hopes to go down in history as “one cool cat.” *finger guns*