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Tina's Garden Cafe

Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-1166
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (18 reviews)
“curry” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Hours
Fusion, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed yesterday

We were walking downtown Hilo looking for desert and came across this place,we tried to order Ice cream but they were out.So we ordered a different desert hoping for the best.It was a papaya and black rice desert and it was really good. This place...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soup and salad really good. Note to order as to share at the table. One server and one cook. Salads not spicy.

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I read about this place in our guidebook and we’re so happy we made it! Although there is only one waitress, the atmosphere makes for an easy wait for the well worth outstanding, delicious food. We ordered the pizza, papaya salad and...More

Thank swk8910
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Bangkok, twice, and this is the real deal. It’s small, it’s busy, one waitress, but oh! the food! Amazing! Tom Kha, noodle bowls, curry wraps, green curry, red curry. They are ALL delicious, and beautifully presented. Don’t miss this one.

Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We spent eight nights in Hilo and tried three different Thai restaurants and they were all very good. We ate at Tina’s twice and found the food fresh, tasty and plentiful. I tried a couple of the curries and my wife did the soups. I’m...More

Thank DoverJungleboy
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Odd hours like noon to 4pm. Seating for maybe 40 people. Menu has many creative combinations found nowhere else. I had a salad of veggies, fruit, 4 large shrimp and a yummy dressing. Don’t like your veggies? You will like these. Note: if you are...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at Tina's, very unique menu of Thai fusion. I love the nut medley and my wife enjoyed her broccoli/avocado/shrimp salad. Wonderful combination of flavours in both meals. Large portions as well so come hungry. Very cool experience, would definitely recommend.

Thank CanuckAlberta
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch and the server warned us that there was only one chef so the food would most likely come out individually which it did. Food took a long time to come but it was well worth the wait. The portions were large...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We asked a friend here on the island where we should eat in Hilo. Kalia said Tina's! Boy, was it worth it! We were soooo hungry, and Tina's didn't disappoint. The food was very fresh, & REAL! Who knew that pumpkin would be great in...More

Thank Couleebank
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We went here for a lunch after being at the farmers market. Good smoothie type drinks. The best Tom ka I’ve ever had!! The papaya salad was very good as well! I would eat there again.

Thank MaryWeidner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
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Tina's Garden Cafe is a local Thai Fusion restaurant located on the bay front area of Hilo, Hawaii. We serve Family Style dishes, crafted from as many locally-sourced and organic ingredients as possible. Our dishes are made-to-order, and are designed to be shared. Since most of our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, we may have a limited supply based on availability. Please be sure to ask your friendly wait staff for more information about your favorite dishes! We recommend that you make reservations or pre-order ahead of time, as our dinning area is quite limited and in high demand. We are not a fast-food place and all of our dishes will take some time to make by our wonderful chef Tina. We also recommend you to pre-order 2 days in advance for large groups of 10 people or more. Tina is our sole chef, and personally prepare every dish, to ensure quality. Your dishes will be served as soon as they are completed, though not necessarily simultaneously. Enjoy!
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