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Tina's Garden Gourmet Cafe

#19 of 184 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So good. Huge fresh and yummy. Beware the spiciness and different dishes use different peppers. The spicy of the burrito is way hotter than spicy of massaman curry and the medium of yellow curry isn't hot at all. But with that said, the flavor of all these is delicious. We were in Hilo 8 nights & had Tina's 4 of... More 

Thank Jackson G
Taylorsville, Utah
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big portions. Good food, & many choices. We really enjoyed the food here. We had mild & spicy, and all was tasty.

Thank Diana G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very laid back. Food comes out as it's made and it's family style. The wait staff is not great. Just seem like they're upset or bored or fed up... The food was excellent, though!

Thank Texjann O
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Flavoursome, fresh Thai food that caters for meat and vegetarians. A small cafe, a longish wait as everything is cooked fresh by Tina. Well worth the wait!!! We had the soup and it was a large cup size, full of goodness!!!! Strongly recommend you eat the food here, or order a takeaway - you will not regret!

Thank napierstreet
Sonora, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Tina's was highly recommended by the locals. We were a little disalusioned by the wait staff at first but once we were seated and got our food it made up for the wait. Outstanding taste and way too much food.

Thank Hillbillies947
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

really nice Thai flavors, big helpings and some great choices on the menu. Loved the food. One chef who does an exceptional job. Papaya Salad was yummy and so were their special pizzas

Thank Anoop G
Collegeville, PA
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stopped here for a late lunch and left our phone number as we were told there was a 20 minute wait but they would call us a soon as a table was available. We looked into some of the local shops until we received the call. The food was amazingly good and well worth the wait.

Thank PhilaTraveller
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Mid day, we just finish a hike and were hungry and wanting something new. The menu on the door looked interesting so we gave it a go. First, we need something cold to pep us up and ordered two Thai iced coffee's.. First Wow. Tall, cool sweet and thirst quenching. We ordered the Thai pizza and a vegetable dish thinking... More 

Thank BigRivers
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

...we didn't actually get to eat anything because when we walked through the door, we were warmly greeted and seated on a table that needed clearing. Our waitress cleared a couple of plates then disappeared. We waited, with dirty glasses on the table and no menus, for 10 minutes while she served others, stood about and had clearly forgotten about... More 

Thank C_Crane_333
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Fresh fresh Thai fusion place with about eight tables. Some really great and different dishes. Served family style. We had the Thai pizza which is a crazy tortilla fold over with fresh fruit, fresh veggies, and seafood!

Thank Biggybrewpi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fusion, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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: 18089351166
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?