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Nani Mau Gardens

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Asian style gardens

This Asian gardens. The park is right on the bay you get to see two worlds at the same time. Has... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Hilo, Hawaii
Recommended- Lunch in a beautiful setting

We joined a local tour that had a lunch stop in this place. The buffet offered some variety, but... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Situated 3 miles south of Hilo just before mile marker 4 (coming from Hilo). Turn by the big Aloha sign.
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Makalika Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-959-3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were pretty but needed some attention. Things looked a little scruffy an too natural. There is so much potential for a really beautiful spot. Also our tour had the buffet lunch here which also needed some attention. There wasn't quite enough room for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patty R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current owners are only interested in selling you their mediocre food. They have let these marvelous gardens fallow.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob Z
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This Asian gardens. The park is right on the bay you get to see two worlds at the same time. Has well kept paths.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrghost11
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We joined a local tour that had a lunch stop in this place. The buffet offered some variety, but was not particularly impressive, except for the pineapples and papayas which were very juicy and sweet. The service was great. The staff were very friendly. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jho137
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Went here for the lunch tour. Big place to work up an appetite. With all the plants in Hawaii you can see all if not most in the large but walkable space. I really like the name tags on the plants and trees which helps...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank David K
Reviewed 29 May 2018

For $15.00 from 11 to 1:30 there is a buffet lunch and tour the garden. The food was fantastic carved beef, fish, chicken, salads, soup, dessert as drink. The gardens are easy to walk and see fantastic plants. Very enjoyable lunch and walk!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed 27 May 2018

stopped here on a tour. very pleasantly surprised and happy we visited the restaurant and gardens. if you are dissapointed, you have a problem.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 31 March 2018

For less than $20 you can visit the gardens and have the buffet. Gardens are beautiful and buffet is average - juice and water is included with the buffet but can soft drinks are $2 extra. Worth a stop if you have several days in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank M-LT1980
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

They’re worth a stop if you’re in the area or your cruise ship has an excursion there. They do a buffet although we didn’t try it. The gardens aren’t very large. It takes about an hour to go through the whole place. The map they...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tshep42
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful and well maintained garden with a variety of local foliage. The also serve a buffet lunch which I have not tried.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank HarlanH14
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Response from theotter1 | Reviewed this property |
I was there when the buffet included roast beef , pulled pork and some sort of fish . The desserts are not really worth saving room for.