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“Excellent food, a must do in Hilo”
Review of Tina's Garden Cafe

Tina's Garden Cafe
Ranked #18 of 253 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We really enjoyed Tina's. Went back twice to try more dishes on the menu. Thai green chicken curry was probably the favourite, but all the dishes we hade were fresh and full of flavour, don't go to Hilo and not go here!!

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The GPS was taking me to a direction that seamed wrong and when I parked, there it was, the most authentic and delicious thai meal. The service was superb and the food delicious. You HAVE to order the Sticky Rice and Mangoes, or like we say in Spanish "Arroz con Mango". But be aware is big, so order one for the entire table.

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Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant on our first night in Hilo. What a discovery! The food is outstanding, and considerably different from Thai I'm accustomed to. The Tom Kha soup had many more veggies than I've seen other places, and it was a pleasant surprise. However, the spiciness is according to the Thai scale -- our soup was too spicy, yet it was so delicious we ate it all anyway! The Thai pizza with opakapaka was amazing! We also enjoyed the homemade curry. This restaurant has the best Thai food I've ever had!

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Thank wuvhawaii
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Everything here is fresh, organic, and bursting with flavor. The Green Papaya salad is absolutely delicious. Very creative menu with friendly staff. Tina is a wonder of a human being, and I would love to go back and eat more of her delightful food!

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1  Thank Madelaine M
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very nice restaurant, good location, amazing food!!! Everything fresh, organic, prepared and served with style. I was very impressed. Try lava flow smoothie with basil - delicious!

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3  Thank Oksana G
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