We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tina's Garden Cafe

Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-1166
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (20 reviews)
“curry” (11 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hours
Fusion, Asian, Thai, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Bay Front Hilo, 168 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (152)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A shop owner on the bayfront had recommended that we try this place. We decided to give it a try and skip our usual places to eat. We were greeted immediately and taken to an open table. Water was brought to us and soon our...More

Thank JB1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant, and we are so glad he did. The food was simply outstanding, and everyone in our group was happy with their choices. It was the best meal we had in Hawaii.

Thank Wynne K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I am not a Vegetarian or Vegan, but my family is, and we all found MANY delicious dishes at Tina's. The food is very fresh and home made. If you are in a hurry and are in love with chain restaurants, this may not be...More

Thank TravelingJana
Reviewed July 29, 2018

When we first arrived in Hilo, we quickly noticed a more noticeable Asian influence in not only the cuisine, but many aspects of every day life. We set off to find Thai food and landed in Tina's restaurant. This is not a strictly Thai kitchen,...More

Thank hermilo1987
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is the best food I have ever had on vacation, and possibly in my life. The portions are HUGE and the prices are incredibly reasonable considering how much you get and where you are. We were served quickly and each of the menu items...More

Thank Dorit N
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch and had a great experience. I read that some people complain about no/slow service but it seems to be old comments. In our case it was excellent (restaurant was half full) : quick for giving menu, good advices on what...More

Thank Viviane H
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Big Island? Tina’s is a must. This fine Thai fusion cafe was amazing. Locally sourced and organic ingredients and you can tell. There is some serious love put into all of these dishes. The cup of Tom Kah (coconut soup) was divine, I’ve...More

Thank Alexandra_namaste
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Authentic, fresh Thai cuisine! Loved this place, the flavors are unique and portions well sized. Best Thai food I’ve eaten for a while.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Stopped in for lunch to get our Thai fix. We live on the dry side and had to come over for some business. I've been hankering for some Thai food after a cooking trip to Thailand. Tina's did not disappoint. Portions are very generous. We...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Tina's is a little place cooking up your food fresh for you. You can tell by the delicious favors and beauty of the vegetables. You'll enjoy a wholesome, hearty meal.

Thank Royelen
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 hotels in Island of Hawaii
Dolphin Bay
706 reviews
.60 km away
Waiakea Villas
22 reviews
1.92 km away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
2,073 reviews
2.07 km away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
1,018 reviews
2.27 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Moonstruck Patisserie
146 reviews
.18 km away
Moon and Turtle
302 reviews
.10 km away
Puka Puka Kitchen
210 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pacific Tsunami Museum
519 reviews
.06 km away
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
81 reviews
.15 km away
Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery
45 reviews
.10 km away
Sugar Coast Candy
33 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tina's Garden Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing