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Tina's Garden Gourmet Cafe

) #25 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Fusion, Asian, Thai
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-1166
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai pizza” (16 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“curry dishes” (4 reviews)
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Fusion, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would have probably walked straight past this little thai cafe except that a local had recommended it saying that the owner grows her own herbs. It is only small but the food offered is generous in size and taste. Organic local produce is used...More

1  Thank mimsicality141
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Some of the best Thai food ever! Great menu and nice ambiance. It’s a bit pricey. The Mango Rice is so beautiful and delicious!

1  Thank tiffp1
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Mmmmm -- I had the Massaman curry with tofu -- excellent with the brown Jasmine rice & a limeade. There's a extensive menu that has both veggie & meat dishes. My server was friendly & professional.

1  Thank BeantownSusan
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I've never had curry like this before. I had the Masman Curry. What I liked about it was the mango. I've never eaten mango in a curry so I thought I'd try it. WOW! I could really taste the mango! Plus it also had chunks...More

Thank tanyujie
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Didn't look like anything special, very casual, but superb! The food was savoury and tasteful, and more than reasonable portions. We took the green papaya salad and Tina's Thai Pizza. Wow!!! With the rests we had an other meal. Just check the open hours before...More

1  Thank i_goupil
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We went here for the first time on our last trip two years ago and couldn't stop talking about the Tom Kaw soup. In the 3 days we.ve been back to the Hilo side of the island we've been back twice. Yesterday for one of...More

1  Thank michelle j
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went for what we thought was going to be a light dinner, but the portions are very generous and left pretty full and took leftovers with us back to our B&B. The place only has 8 tables or so, so recommend getting there early or...More

1  Thank atwoodexplores
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I'm so sad. Really wanted to like this restaurant. We came here just for the Opakapaka. Called ahead to make sure they had it. Ordered both the black beans steamed Opakapaka and the grilled Opakapaka on Noni Salad. Marked Market Price on the menu. But...More

1  Thank danieltF3698FU
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I went in for lunch. I had the Thai spaghetti and she had the Thai pizza (shrimp). I thought the spaghetti had too much sauce on it, but it's unique and I'm glad I tried it once. The Thai pizza was something...More

Thank kjreed
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

had a horrible experience in volcano last night so went with this trip advisor recommendation tonight. really wanted to like it...her story is great and she obviously has a strong following. i ordered somtam. one of my favs from Thailand. their medium is no spice...More

Thank Mari L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-1166
It is always good to ask local residents where they would eat. What a treasure. Organic good food, homemade and prepared from scratch.
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