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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 good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (20 reviews)
“curry” (11 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
Fusion, Asian, Thai, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite its reasonable prices, this is one of the best restaurants in Hilo. An amazing array of innovative generous salads, freshest ingredients, even the heart of palm. Soups and curry excellent, but without Thai heat, a real fusion. The biggest shrimp I’ve ever seen, cooked...More

Thank Geoff N
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A shop owner on the bayfront had recommended that we try this place. We decided to give it a try and skip our usual places to eat. We were greeted immediately and taken to an open table. Water was brought to us and soon our...More

Thank JB1111
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant, and we are so glad he did. The food was simply outstanding, and everyone in our group was happy with their choices. It was the best meal we had in Hawaii.

Thank Wynne K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I am not a Vegetarian or Vegan, but my family is, and we all found MANY delicious dishes at Tina's. The food is very fresh and home made. If you are in a hurry and are in love with chain restaurants, this may not be...More

Thank TravelingJana
Reviewed 30 July 2018

When we first arrived in Hilo, we quickly noticed a more noticeable Asian influence in not only the cuisine, but many aspects of every day life. We set off to find Thai food and landed in Tina's restaurant. This is not a strictly Thai kitchen,...More

Thank hermilo1987
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best food I have ever had on vacation, and possibly in my life. The portions are HUGE and the prices are incredibly reasonable considering how much you get and where you are. We were served quickly and each of the menu items...More

Thank Dorit N
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch and had a great experience. I read that some people complain about no/slow service but it seems to be old comments. In our case it was excellent (restaurant was half full) : quick for giving menu, good advices on what...More

Thank 15vivianeh
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Big Island? Tina’s is a must. This fine Thai fusion cafe was amazing. Locally sourced and organic ingredients and you can tell. There is some serious love put into all of these dishes. The cup of Tom Kah (coconut soup) was divine, I’ve...More

Thank Alexandra_namaste
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Authentic, fresh Thai cuisine! Loved this place, the flavors are unique and portions well sized. Best Thai food I’ve eaten for a while.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Stopped in for lunch to get our Thai fix. We live on the dry side and had to come over for some business. I've been hankering for some Thai food after a cooking trip to Thailand. Tina's did not disappoint. Portions are very generous. We...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
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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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