We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (138 reviews)
“burger” (231 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (495)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has excellent tacos! They also have very helpful & friendly staff. Very limited seating but definitely worth the stop. When you're done with lunch/dinner, there's a shave ice place right next door!

Thank sunny0470
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Sunny0470 Thank you for this review! Glad to see that you came on TT! We also have milkshakes and pineapple Dole whips here too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate twice at two restaurants on the island- Kohala Burger and Taco was one of them! Super cute beachy vibe and very friendly staff. The burgers were great but what brought us back were the baja style fish tacos with chipotle coleslaw- I'm still...More

Thank Buberry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$75 for three hamburgers, one fish sandwich, four drinks, one side of french fries and one side of onion rings. The restaurant itself is very cramped and narrow. There is just one row of jammed-together small tables on the right side while people stand in...More

Thank accidentaltrvlr
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Accidentaltrvlr, Our restaurant is VERY popular, so I'm sorry that a lot of people coming in shocked you. We do have our menu along our wall with all of our menu items AND prices, and they are there for a reason. Assuming it was...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We got the ahi burgers, fish sandwich daily special, and kids meals for our kids. The food was definitely good (not great) but with all the god reviews I guess I was expecting something a lot more amazing. The restaurant is really small, packed, difficult...More

1  Thank RWMTucson
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha RWMTucson, Thank you for at least trying out our restaurant.. Weird that you had to eat on a bench on a sidewalk.. Right outside of our place we have a bench in the hall where people wait for their food, and we usually find...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The burgers were 1/4 pound burgers and the lowest priced burger was $10. A full order of onion rings and a full order of fries cost $19. We had 5 burgers, 5 drinks and 1 order of rings and 1 order of fries for $105....More

1  Thank LD W
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Aloha LD W, We apologize that you thought our burgers were "very expensive even for Hawai'i*" All of our burgers AND fish that we have in house are all local. Beef is grass-fed and the fish is line caught. The Standard Burger goes for $7.99,...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had hamburgers and fish tacos for lunch and it was a welcome change from resort food. Our family of four had burgers and tacos plus a large order of fries to share plus drinks for about 65$. The same meal at our resort would...More

Thank Charly002
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, but too expensive for what you get. Seems overpriced. They have very fast service. Great "to-go" option for when you are on the road/sightseeing. Cashier appears to be in charge and very helpful.

1  Thank viajeroastuto
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Aloha Viajeroastuto! Thank you for your review! Glad you had a good experience

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

How is it that the food network has not found this place? Everything from the service to the food was amazing.

Thank JFF B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The gal who was working the front was the best part of the experience. Super friendly and if you want to find someone with the most Aloha you will ever find.. She has my vote. The place is small and cramped, it is somewhat muggy...More

Thank glcwhistler .
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant with freshly prepared hamburgers and tacos. Fresh catch was Ahi. Burgers are cooked well done with many different toppings. We liked the Hula burger topped with grilled pineapple and special sauce. Also tried a BBQ sauce with bacon cheeseburger. The Ahi...More

Thank Thomas V
Nearby Restaurants
Original Big Island Shave Ice Co
163 reviews
.42 km away
The Seafood Bar & Grill
600 reviews
.20 km away
Cafe Pesto
954 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kohala Divers
480 reviews
.01 km away
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co
336 reviews
1.32 km away
Endless Summer Charters
102 reviews
.04 km away
Kohala Sail & Sea
56 reviews
1.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kohala Burger and Taco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing