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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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“fries” (61 reviews)
“taco” (45 reviews)
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Mexican, 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 via mobile

After a morning at Spencer Beach, we headed over to Kohala Burger and Taco. We ordered the Beach Style fish tacos, and they were fresh and very tasty....probably the best we had on the island. The tacos are a decent size so we shared an...More

Thank Gypsydahb
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fabulous, VERY casual burger and taco joint that provides far better fare than the average resort bite. The food is made to order, very fresh and served with a smile. The space is tight and finding a seat can be a problem...More

Thank FrozenMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome staff, great food, speedy service! What more can I say. If you need a great, speedy lunch, while being treated like ohana, look no further!

Thank Homer F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She absolutely loved the fish tacos. She said they were the best she has ever had. Next time, she will order the fish but hold the taco shells. I ordered a burger, of course, as it is a burger place. Mine was good. I would...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great spot off the beaten path. We chose to get our food to go and ate it on the beach behind the building. I got the Hula Burger and it was fantastic. I also had my first Dole Whip there and let me...More

Thank JPH007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by last trip and decided to stop today. A really cool hole in the wall with neat signs on the walls. Friendly people and personal service. The burgers were great with a big soft bun condiments drooling out and tasty beef. Fries were...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But excellent! They were so busy - obviously a popular place. Not much space to eat in the rataurant. They had 2 or 3 picnic tables in there so mostly take out. I had a Poke burger.

Thank C S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there twice In early January and bothe times the food was very good and the staff was exceptionaly friendly.

Thank ventana07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and for good reason. The fish tacos and Hawaiian beef burgers were exceptional. Small and very Hawaiian looking with little old fashioned diner tables and wonderful old signs on the walls. The staff is fantastic and can walk you through the slightly complicated...More

Thank wineandtravellover
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Wineandtravellover! Mahalo for the review! The fish tacos and grass fed beef are to die for! Glad you guys got ti try us out! Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warning...once you have a cheeseburger here you'll be ruined for life and never want to eat one anywhere else! Locally grown beef, buns fresh from a local baker and made with love. All this and service with a warm smile. Their shakes are to die...More

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

Aloha Melanie, I am so happy that you guys weren't disappointed! We are also happy that you guys tried KBAT! Thank you for making this review! Mahalo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
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 - 16:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:30
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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