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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
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pork tacos are perfection! Friendly staff. Small location, but worth the wait for a table. Perfect hole in the wall!

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Thank Brandie K
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good burgers. But took a long time to get our food on a weekend. We waited 45 min. Deceptive as there are lots of people waiting in their cars making the place look less busy than it appears.

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Thank KYTWJL
Yarrow Point, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! Top choice on island along with Killer Taco in Kona. Unfortunately seating is limited and food comes on non fancy plates. But prices are ok ( a little high for fast food). And I need to insist that when dining you must order a pineapple shake!!! A must!!! Don't come here looking for fancy surroundings as... More 

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Thank tom g
Home Base - Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on a recommendation. Nothing to look at from the street, or for that matter when you walk in the place, but the food.....WOW. We had a fabulous lunch. Ahi burger was out of this world. Fish taco salad, wonderful. Service with more than a smile. Just loved this place. If you are in the area, make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kept our hire car an extra day just to drive north to have their burgers again! Nothing particularly shines in these burgers but that's what makes them so DAMN GOOD. The ratio of burger patty to bun to fresh salad to cheese is SPOT ON. Everything is fresh and the burger bun is divine. And to match the most... More 

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Emerson, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us ate here, and we each had something different off the menu. The food was cooked fresh, and the staff was extremely friendly. Seating is limited, so plan on getting the order to go or waiting to sit. Well worth it!

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

Aloha IowaRoger! Thanks for coming in with your party! We are thrilled about your review! Have a great visit to our island! More 

Juneau, Alaska
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a bite on our way home from the beach. What a great find! Service was excellent - the kid's meal is a great deal! Great burger, a delicious coco loco and yummy onion rings. They offer to-go which is convenient as the space is small but fun!

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

Aloha Christy C! Mahalo for your great review! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always crowded and there isn't much seating. Been here twice and I like the burgers more than the tacos. They are willing to cook your burger medium rare, which is nice. We thought we had ordered another fry but apparently we did not but the wonderful lady who took our order gave us a fry on the... More 

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Thank Kwaller29
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Aloha Kwaller29! Thank you for visiting! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch stop!!! My wife got fish tacos and I got the special mahi mahi burger with onion rings. The burger was outstanding- fresh and seasoned to perfection. The onion rings were great. My wife really liked her fish tacos. Highly recommend eating here. We will return for sure .

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

Mahalo, atwoodexplores! Happy you enjoyed your meal and visit. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends, wife, and I speed here for lunch. The rest of my party got burgers, and they were great. I had a bit of my wife's. The fries and onion rings were very good. I got the beach tacos with the fish of the day. I have a tough time saying which I preferred - burger or taco... I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
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
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:30
Thursday
11:00 - 19:30
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?