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Tina's Garden Gourmet Cafe

) #26 of 191 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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai pizza” (16 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“curry dishes” (4 reviews)
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All hours
Fusion, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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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.

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

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

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

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

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
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It smelled so good from the outside we HAD to get lunch here. The menu is Thai/fusion-y. I got a great and HUGE Thai iced coffee. The portions are family style - so if you order a few dished you will be bringing back leftovers....More

Thank kowalbear
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This lovely small Thai restaurant is run by a wonderful family that grows the vegetables for the delicious dishes it serves. You can taste the subtle flavors and freshness of the food. We liked it so much we ate here twice. The early closing hours...More

1  Thank 2travelight
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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It is always good to ask local residents where they would eat. What a treasure. Organic good food, homemade and prepared from scratch.