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Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (135 reviews)
“burger” (227 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For a great burgers or tacos you cannot go wrong with a visit to this hole in the wall but expect to wait.

Thank Herman J
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 17:00
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
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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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