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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai pizza” (18 reviews)
“curry” (11 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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Fusion, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Tinas was open on thanksgiving after our very long trip. Dinner was delicious and even our 2 family members that don't care for Thai loved their meals. Thank you for a great meal.

Thank PrincessCaro
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Hands down the best green papaya salad I've ever had. Summer rolls were also amazing. We got them with the avocado. Those two dishes alone would have been enough for two of us, but we also ordered the Panang with the extra firm organic tofu....More

Thank Where2GoWhere2go
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Unique Thai fusion with artistic presentation. Dishes may be on the high side in prices but mostly are more than enough for two person. The mango rice dessert is beautiful both in looks and taste. Service is very customer focused. A must try restaurant when...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

When your looking for the freshest Thai in Hilo . Look only to Tina’s garden Gourmet cafe. Fabulous tasting Thai dishes you will find here. We ordered way to much food our first time not knowing the large portions of amazing goodness was just a...More

Thank David L
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We had a great lunch here at a very reasonable price. We actually split a fusion of Thai chicken and a Mexican burrito. It was delicious. The place is very cute and well decorated. Stays cool with multiple fans. Well located and easy to find.

Thank sheilabA8188SQ
Reviewed October 13, 2017

This is one of those restaurants where you can tell the secret ingredient is love. The diversity of dishes is simply amazing, with local ingredients and a lot of artistry. Even the serving dishes are beautiful and unique. The heart of palm salad is spectacular,...More

Thank ratomanche
Reviewed October 7, 2017

All other meals are held up to what I ate at Tina's and not a single one was as tasty. I decided to spend a good deal of money and try the Ocean in the Jungle at $45. We split it between 2 and still...More

Thank Krystal D
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We followed the Big Island Revealed advice and got the non traditional entrees. I had the Thai pizza with shrimp that knocked my socks off. Spicy had me sweating ad I enjoyed the plump shrimp in delicious sauce. My husband had the chicken wrap. Food...More

Thank HBaratta
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Looking for lunch today and took trip advisor review recommendation. Thai burrito and Thai pizza sounded quirky but the mention that people love to work there just to try the different dishes hooked me in. The 3 of us shared the Tom Kah soup and...More

Thank jpcruizer77
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

The food was so nice and the cafe so cute, we went back two days in a row. The portions are massive, my boyfriend had the Thai red curry, which is highly recommended. There's a small lady called Tina who cooks all the meals by...More

Thank Hannah H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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: +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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