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Nani Mau Gardens

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Makalika Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-959-3500
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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 June 10, 2018
jho137
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Hong Kong, China
Fun

Went here for the lunch tour. Big place to work up an appetite. With all the plants in Hawaii you... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
David K
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Sacramento, United States
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Makalika Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed June 10, 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

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Reviewed June 5, 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

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed May 28, 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!

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Reviewed May 26, 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.

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed March 30, 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

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Reviewed March 4, 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

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

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

Thank Harlan H
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Strolling through these beautiful tropical gardens with ponds and lanes and every manner of tree and flower would be pleasure enough, but the signs by each tree telling not just names but all sorts of fascinating facts about them , uses, history etc made for...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable lunch buffet today at Nani Mau Gardens. The lunch and garden visit was part of our Princess Cruise tour. The gardens are beautiful !

Thank John P
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This used to be owned by a friends family who I grew up with. I loved visiting this place as a kid, we spent a lot of time roaming around and playing in the gardens, or simply on the Makalapua hill overlooking part of the...More

1  Thank Whitney W
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Kookindiva
July 11, 2016|
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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.
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