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Nani Mau Restaurant & Garden


A Bit About the Garden

Located 3 miles from Hilo on the magnificent Big Island of Hawaii, Nani Mau Gardens showcases 10 acres of gorgeous tropical flowers and plants. "Nani Mau" which translates as "forever beautiful" in Hawaiian is a perfect name for this beautiful garden.

Nani Mau was first opened to the public in 1972. Founded Japanese immigrant Makato Nitahara, the property was transformed from a 20 acre papaya patch into a tropical garden. In May 2012, Ms. Helen Koo a Chinese-American tour operator from Los Angeles, California purchased Nani Mau Garden. Her vision was to create a place of peace and harmony for all to enjoy. A place to experience God’s presence.

This gem has become a scenic spot for tourists, family gatherings, celebrations, community events, weddings and all occasions! We strive to amaze and inspire each and every visitor with our unique and carefully crafted landscapes.

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Discover Our Offerings



Located in our picturesque garden, our gazebo is ideal for any wedding. Don't worry about moving to an alternate reception location. We can host your reception also! With a variety of excellent buffet menus we have what you are looking for. Whether, you are looking for an indoor or outdoor wedding, we have your space.  Feel free to check out our Instagram for inspiration! *All banquets come with a variety of buffet menus to choose from.

Business Meetings

Host your next seminar in our spacious main dining room. With appetizer and all day seminar menus available, you don't have to worry we got you covered! Call us today to make sure to reserve yourself a spot. *All banquets come with a variety of buffet menus to choose from.

Family Celebrations

With three spacious rooms available we can easily accommodate you and your ohana. Whether, you are looking for a venue for baby's first birthday or a large room for a family reunion we have what you are looking for! *All banquets come with a variety of buffet menus to choose from.



421 Makalika St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

(808) 959-3500

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