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Tina's Garden Gourmet Cafe

€€ - €€€Fusion, Asian, Thai
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-1166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai pizza” (16 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“curry dishes” (4 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They warn you in advance that it will be a longer wait because Tina prepares all the meals, but we got a chicken wrap and the wait was very reasonable. The wrap was delicious and all the ingredients were very fresh.

Thank 653emily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tom Kah had great flavor but was lacking substance. Large pieces of ginger dominated the other ingredients. It was really tasty though. The summer rolls lacked flavor by themselves. The dipping sauce helped.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress warned us that the restaurant had only one cook -- Tina -- and that everything is made once it's ordered so there could be a wait. She delivered the same message to everyone who came into this small restaurant and no one left....More

Thank Anchala
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We would have probably walked straight past this little thai cafe except that a local had recommended it saying that the owner grows her own herbs. It is only small but the food offered is generous in size and taste. Organic local produce is used...More

1  Thank mimsicality141
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Some of the best Thai food ever! Great menu and nice ambiance. It’s a bit pricey. The Mango Rice is so beautiful and delicious!

1  Thank tiffp1
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.

1  Thank BeantownSusan
Reviewed 26 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
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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
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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