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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 - 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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Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were luck to arrive at this local landmark when there was a lull and we only had to wait for about 10 minutes to order. We had heard about this place from a person on the plane who visits family on the Big Island regularly. We enjoyed both the burgers and the fish tacos. I should have ordered the... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kohala Burger and Taco is a quaint little burger joint not far from the Waikoloa area resorts. The food is good; burger, obviously, tacos; especially fish tacos, fries, soft drinks. A homemade slaw that was good. We tried a store made pineapple gelatti that was very tasty. Prices are Hawaiian high, probably a little more than they need to be,... More 

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Thank Timothy T
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Kawaihae as soon as we arrived on the BI a few weeks back! As soon as we walked in, the power went out (due to very high winds). The team stated that they could and would be happy to help us if we didn't mind paying cash. The burger and bun were fresh and delicious. I had... More 

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Thank bullseye13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food- I had fish tacos and my husband had a fish sandwich. Great food but pricey- $40 and we just drank water. They had daily specials so if you ate that then you could have an inexpensive meal.

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Thank Jessica P
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here and had the fish tacos. The bill came to almost $40 for 2 of us (2 orders of tacos and 2 sodas). The tacos were small portions and lacked flavour compared to all the places we have tried on the islands. Go next door and eat at the Seafood Bar and Grill, you will get a... More 

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Thank Nani-Ke-Ola-
West Chicago, Illinois, United States
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch because most reviews said it was the best burger on the island. It wasn't bad but not sure I would say it is the best burger we had on the Big Island. Nice place if you want to get a sandwich and fries on the go.

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Thank Terry S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kohala Burger and Taco is tucked up in Kawaihae, but if you want a fresh burger on a home made bun its worth the trip. I'll go just for their malts. They also have serve shoestring fries and awesome tacos. Look for their food truck, they serve all the same menu items as the restaurant, delicious.

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Thank DougMallardi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just went here because of the high rating. We weren't disappointed! The food was so good! The service was great! I wish I would have remembered her name but our server was so friendly and provided excellent fast service. You could tell she was a great asset to them and was the best at her job! It's BYOB and she... More 

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

Aloha Tricia808! It's great to hear that you had a great time with us! We try our 100% best to have excellent service. Hopefully you guys will visit us again soon! Mahalo for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small burger place with one of the best burgers. I had a Mahi-Mahi Burger that tasted very good. It is a place were locals seem to go as well. Service is nice and gives good hints.

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Thank Wolfgang M
Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recommendation we made the trip to KBAT for lunch - well worth the trip! Great homemade burgers. This place is very small only a few tables, take out might be the way to go. It is very busy - with good reason!

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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
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?