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Kohala Burger and Taco

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61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:30
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved their fish burger, which was actually strips of grilled fish, so consequently a challenge to eat. Bun was perfection, and sandwich was sauced just right. Hamburgers similarly excellent. However, for 2 fish burgers, an order of fries and 5 individual onion rings it was $40. Be prepared!

Thank ksbmom
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for nice snack and found heaven! Kind of pricy for burgers but delicious. The fruit drinks were flavorful, just need better air conditioning.

Thank RayAKI
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Good Afternoon RayAKI, We did have our air conditioning down for a while but it is now back in business! We are really glad to see that you loved our delicious burgers and hope to have you stop in again! Thank you for the review! More 

Hartford, ct
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50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here three times in a one-week vacation. Great food, really nice staff, and lots of locals here. Next door to great shave ice too.

Indianapolis, Indiana
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really tiny place, but what a blast. We got French fries with shoestring onions, sauce an an order of onion rings. Both were fantastic. We topped off with pineapple soft serve ice cream. Yum! Worth the trip Thx Kohala Burger and Taco!

Thank myjohndeerez
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice in 4 days..it was that good! Beach tacos were my favorite. Everyone loved their burgers. Great kids menu served with a treat! Go here if you are on the big island!!

Thank Amanda3456
Naples, Florida
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ventured away from our hotel for lunch. It is a small restaurant with friendly and helpful staff and excellent food at a very reasonable price. We liked it so much we went back today.

Thank tbrodie2016
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First rate fish taco's. There are several selections of styles to choose from. I prefer the Island. Have very good fruit drinks to accompany your taco's. At peak times be pared for a wait.

Thank Brent V
Long Island, New York
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304 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great burger, probably the best on the island. Even my fav person on the island has never eaten there yet! All I could do was rave about the burger and the Dole whip (soft serve ice cream) which I had two.

Thank MIZT13
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best burgers we have had in a long time...obviously, the word is out, as there is always a line...this goes quickly because of the outstanding people that get things done very quickly and always with a big warm smile...Tacos are also very good, with many other things we haven't tried to chose from..

Thank Mary M
Highland, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there several times. Loved the burgers and tacos and the dole whip. Nice cheap local burger place. Great service and food.

Thank rse52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-1923
Located just a short distance from the glorious white sand beaches of the Kohala Coast, Kohala Burger and Taco is an affordable and friendly spot with a feel good, nostalgic flair. We serve 100% local grass fed beef and fresh, sustainably caught fish in burgers and tasty tacos. Daily specials, Milk Shakes and kids meals, too! Stop in for an Authentic Dole Pineapple Whip! This tasty Soft Serve Treat was once only available at Disney Parks and at the Dole Plantation on Oahu. KBAT has got it!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?