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Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (138 reviews)
“burger” (231 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:00 - 19:30All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small "hole-in-the-wall", place that seats about 20. The area itself is located near an industrial area. When you go in, don't save a seat as they want you to order first and then grab a table after. Menu is large. We ordered the beef taco...More

Thank pogsie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food , friendly service, really enjoyed the fish tacos. Will definitely go back again to try the burgers!

Thank Venturer2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent but we went at lunch on a Friday and it was jam packed. Not a lot of seating but the food was amazing. We got the double jalapeno cheeseburger, fish tacos and the jr cheeseburgers. All of it was awesome! Highly...More

Thank Brad_Lazorka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent freshly made food - nothing packaged and re-heated. Had the fish tacos, burgers, frozen watermelon lemonade, assemble-your-own guacamole... everything was delicious and memorable. The whole family left satisfied.

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The happiest group of people working together to make the best burgers and tacos for your enjoyment. A must stop on your way along the coast.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, get the pineapple milkshake, I'm sure it will go with whatever you order. We went several times, I got the pork tacos once and a Kohala burger with pineapple the second time. Tacos were good, burger was fantastic. It can take a while...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so tasty, we were delighted to find a place that was cheap and delicious. I couldn't get enough of my lamb gyro, and my husband raved about his fish tacos. We had them again at Merriman's 2 days after and he said...More

Thank hikingchickie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't a lot of great places in this area and this is kind of a hole in the wall (small), so it's busy as a result. If you're hungry, head for a burger - my Ono burger was so good - or fish tacos...More

Thank A N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place! The food was excellent and totally worth the wait. The owner was super nice! All the food is fresh and made from scratch.

Thank Keri B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a great burgers or tacos you cannot go wrong with a visit to this hole in the wall but expect to wait.

Thank Herman J
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Herman, Appreciate the time you took to create this review! Have a great day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 17:00
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
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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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