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Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (129 reviews)
“burger” (296 reviews)
“fries” (70 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great diner food in Kawaihae. Not necessarily cheap (compared to mainland prices), but a great value on the island. Taco Tuesday specials are especially delicious with the discount. Great fries, but save room for a malt (don't be afraid to be creative, mine was coconut-chocolate--YUM!).

Thank ChuckS4
Reviewed 2 days ago

This may be the best hole in the wall place on the Island. Just a regular joint that serves outstanding tacos and burgers. Without a doubt, the best fish tacos I had on my trip. And the price is extremely reasonable given how much every...More

Thank Gramps25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dining options are severely limited in this area, but this stop is one of the best. We had the specials which were zucchini pizza poppers and sopapillas. The poppers were sooo good. We also got a burger and fish and chips. The fries were really...More

Thank ering474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here today for a real MALT shake and was so happy I did. Friend helped me order chocolate malt shake with real malted milk powder blended in. Was it ever delicious, and was told the coconut malt shake is even better. Will order next...More

Thank StacyFromHawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after family zip line excursion. Quick, good burger and fries. Wednesday special was 2 burgers and fries for $20! Deal can’t be beat. Greasy ingredients and great fries. Secret....bring your own water bottle and fill it for free!

Thank danijack65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop in Kohala for a delicious cheeseburger with fries. We had such friendly service. *Bonus—Cute shop has grown since we visited last. Fun retro items and signs for sale.

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have limited hours, guess it’s hard for them to get workers. But the food was awesome. Order online for faster service, that’s the express or online option. You can’t make any changes though. You get a slightly larger menu selection and the option to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

How can you get excited about a hamburger? Stop here and have one and you will know. What a place. Essentially an overgrown hole in the wall just off the highway. Be prepared to wait as the secret is out. Order online to cut down...More

Thank jcarmello
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had lunch there and the burgers were outstanding and the fries fresh and tasty and REAL POTATOES. My wife had an Ahi Burger and she states that of all the "Nice Restaurants" we ate at the best AHI was right here.

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had lunch at the Kohala Burger and Taco and it was fantastic. Probably the best fish tacos we had on our entire trip. They were very fresh with a large piece of fish in every taco. The burgers were good too. Not a fancy...More

Thank vacation399
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, 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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