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Tina's Gourmet Garden Cafe

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Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
8089351166
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It is always good to ask local residents where they would eat. What a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty, healthy option for the Hilo area!

This place has food unlike any other restaurant I have ever been too. Tina, the head chef, has a strong background in Thai food but blends local Hawaiian concepts with it. Just a heads up - do not eat here if you are in a rush, good food takes time! But if you want a meal that tastes and feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Honolulu
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has food unlike any other restaurant I have ever been too. Tina, the head chef, has a strong background in Thai food but blends local Hawaiian concepts with it. Just a heads up - do not eat here if you are in a rush, good food takes time! But if you want a meal that tastes and feels... More 

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verrierdale
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very special thank you to Tina and her lovely staff. The fare is Thai fusion with abundant authentic flavours due to this Thai trained master chef. We had one of Tina's Special Thai pizzas. The best meal we have enjoyed on our two week long Holiday in the Hawaiin Islands. We would dine here all of the time if... More 

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montreal
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Really great food and the portions were large! Great flavour and beautiful presentation. My family and myself so enjoyed the different twist and the ingredients used were so fresh!!

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Candiac
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were walking along looking for a place for lunch, almost didn't go in, but someone came out raving about the food so we went in... The service is friendly, you can tell our waitress is happy about working there, she was very enthusiastic about the food and very helpful... We had a Tom Kah soup, a broth soup with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We loved our lunch here. The service was good and the food even better. The Penang Curry was excellent with fresh, healthy ingredients. Would also recommend the smoothies which are uniquely flavoured and healthy. It's not always easy to find well-priced and healthy food - highly recommended!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Dropped in on a whim for lunch & really glad we did. Decor is eclectic; nothing fancy. Food is really honest & full of flavour. Summer roll was beautifully presented & delicious, salads were crisp. Smoothies, while small portions, were both excellent. And all served with great, gentle service. We'll be back.

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Murphy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After a trip to local gardens and waterfalls near Hilo, My wife and I used tripadviser to find a late lunch. She picked Tina's because she thought it looked healthy and tasty. We arrived around three and the place was not crowded. Service was slow and the food slower. My wife got a Thai soup and pizza while I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Tina's is the best, freshest Thai fusion food, hands down in Hilo! So much love in every bite of her special creations!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Thai restaurant with dishes we had never heard of. The cook is amazing and creative. Most unusual dishes and delicious.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Honestly dont know where to start.. Food came out veryy slow and only average at best. I understand they have a small kitchen and probably one or two cooks hence they cannot cope with large orders? However each dish had almost 15 minutes of waiting time in between and if we were to share the food with a bowl of... More 

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Address: Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089351166
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: American, Thai

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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: 8089351166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Thai

Description

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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