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Kohala Burger and Taco


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We use local grass-fed beef
Express Meal - Available Mon - Fri before noon only. Select any burger, get fries and 12 oz. drink or bottled water.
All standard burgers are served on fresh baked Standard Bakery brioche bun and include: shredded lettuce, tomato, kosher dill pickle, shaved red onions, plus Best Foods mayo and French's mustard.
Standard Burger
Jalapeno Cheeseburger
Bacon Cheeseburger
The Paniolo
Avocado and bacon cheeseburger
1/2 lb. Double Cheeseburger
Double meat and cheese
Old Kupuna Burger
Heinz ketchup,‏ French's mustard, claussen kosher dill pickle
Onion rings
Premium drink
Combo Meal Deal
Select any meal add fries or chipotle coleslaw and 12 oz. drink
Crispy Tacos
Spicy beef or crispy chicken. Shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, house made spicy taco sauce.
Spicy beef
Crispy chicken
Tres Crispy Tacos Platter
W/ fries, coleslaw, or black beans
Soft Pork Tacos
Carnitas style Kalua pork, griddled cabbage, Big Island fresh corn tortillas, pico de verde salsa, avocado crema.
Tres Soft Pork Tacos Platter
W/ fries, coleslaw, or black beans
Dos Baja Style Fish Tacos
Battered cod, warm corn tortillas, melted cheese, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo salsa, spicy taco sauce, lime squeeze
Tres Baja Style Fish Tacos Platter
With fries, coleslaw, or black beans
Island Style Fish Tacos
Fresh seared local market fish, warm flour tortillas, pico de gallo salsa, shredded cabbage, avocado crema, lime squeeze
Cheese and Suprema quesadillas
Spicy beef, crispy chicken or black bean. Giant flour tortilla wrapped with choice of filling plus cheese, black beans, shredded lettuce, avocado crema, pico de gallo salsa, spicy taco sauce
Crispy Fried Fish Burrito and Fresh Fish Burrito
Pork Taquitos
Tres crispy rolled tacos, lettuce, parmesan cheese, pico de gallo salsa, avocado crema
Chips and Salsa
Fresh, made to order corn tortillas chips, pico de gallo salsa, avocado crema
Chop (House) Salad
Chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, tomato, red onion, mushroom, ranch dressing
Taco Salad
Beef or crispy chicken. Flour tortilla bowl, black beans, pico de gallo, lettuce, cabbage, cheese, avocado crema
Tostada Del Mar
Fresh market fish, flour tortilla bowl, black beans, pico de gallo, lettuce, cabbage, cheese, lemon, avocado crema
Kronos brand grilled lamb slices, warm pita, lettuce, fresh salsa, tzatziki
Fish and Chips
Battered cod,‏ Idaho shoestrings, house made tarter, malt vinegar and fresh lemon
3-Piece Boat
With fries and chipotle coleslaw
4-Piece Fish Platter
With fries and chipotle coleslaw
French Fries
Idaho shoestrings, kosher salt
KBAT Coleslaw
Fresh local cabbage, sweet and spicy, chipotle dressing
Onion Rings
Moore's battered and breaded, real buttermilk Hidden Valley ranch sauce
Milk-Shakes and Malts
Chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Meadow Gold vanilla ice cream blended with cold milk, topped with whipped cream
Premium Milk-Shakes and Malts
Pineapple, banana, coconut, pina colada, peanut butter, cappuccino or chocolate mocha, Oreo cookie
Olde-Time Root Beer Float
Waialua Hawaiian style root beer, vanilla ice cream
All whips are topped with whipped cream
Tahitian Lime
Fresh lime juice, coconut water, Torani lime syrup
Tropical Orange
Orange juice, Torani passion syrup
Fresh Watermelon (In Season)
Blended with‏ Torani watermelon syrup
12 oz. Canned Drinks, Aquafina or Chocolate Milk
Iced Tea
Arizona Tea
Bottomless Lipton Iced Tea
Menehune Water
Coconut Water
Xing Tea
Root Beer
Ask about today's special fajita
Served sizzling over a bed of skillet roasted Poblano chiles, onions, and red peppers. Served with warm flour tortillas, black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, and avocado crema. Build your own soft tacos!
Fresh Island Fish Fajitas
"The island's best fresh fish value", local market fish, garlic and white wine sizzle
Our best value, add to any item
Express Meal
Add French fries and any 12 oz. drink, Aquafina water or Bottomless Lipton iced tea
French fries
Chipotle coleslaw
Any 12 oz. Drink
Aquafina water
Onion rings for fries $+1.00
Gatorade $+0.50
Arizona tea $+0.50
Bottomless Lipton iced tea $+0.50
Combo Meal Deal
Any item, any time 7 days a week
For our guests 8 years and younger only please.
Includes fries and beverage choice of chocolate milk, Aquafina, juice, or 12 oz. drink. Comes with a child's treat, plus a beach toy
Chocolate milk
12 oz. Drink
Chocolate milk
12 oz. Drink
Beef, Bean and Cheese Burrito
Chocolate milk
12 oz. Drink
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chocolate milk
12 oz. Drink
Two Crispy Chicken Strips
Chocolate milk
12 oz. Drink
Cheese Quesadilla
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Fast food
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great stop for place to eat after scuba or snorkeling. Loved the burgers and fish tacos. Fresh food and friendly staff!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pattyontheroadagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start out with, I’ve been eating at Kohala Burger and Taco since shortly after they opened. Their food was good then and even better now. And the people they have taking orders, always very nice … then and now. Last year I brought...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 16 February 2019

This restaurant is small and there is counter service. We were a group of six and everyone was happy with the burgers and fish tacos. The service was very friendly and they helped us to make our choices. Just watch the hours that they are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 60404Cja
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Kohala Burger and Taco is a small place with picnic tables inside for shared seating. We looked at the specials board and looked no further, but the burgers I saw coming out of the kitchen looked delicious. I had the Tuna Poke Nacho Bowl with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ReviewFromTheHood
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Superb place to stop in for a superb quick and tasty eat! We doubled up dining here as Hapuna beach ended up as our family favourite! Local meat, local fish extremely friendly and mush appreciated hosting from their local staff. We second guess ourselves with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JonnyBearback
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Heard good things, decided to give it a try. $16 for a cheeseburger, $8 for a so-so malt. Absolutely inflexible. We were the only ones there, "can I get that cheeseburger without the onions?" "Sorry, no but they are easy to pick off". Seriously????

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carol v
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Glad we made a stop here. Great fish and steak tacos. Everyone enjoyed their food. Friendly service and tasty food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kunfish2018
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Some really awesome Burgers. They do have other items, but that in the larger facility next door! I was told the Shakes are awesome. Go either very early or a later lunch. Suggest you order on the website as the cost is much cheaper, you...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

It was interesting, cause you order & pay at the register. Then, find a seat on the picnic table type seats & they bring the food to you. Very friendly staff, fast service, and excellent food!! Casual dining. Their “plates” are cute (won’t spoil by...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Belyn632
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place by accident and what a great find it was! The staff are ridiculously nice and friendly. the ambience is totally beachy and warm and it looks great iniside. the best thing however, are the fish tacos!! Yum the best I've...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sarah H
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