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Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (164 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“taco” (42 reviews)
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11:00 - 16:00All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so looking forward to eating at this burger joint. We've visited before and it was good then. But, my son's burger was WAY too red/pink, and mine was not cooked medium well either. They gladly recooked both patties, but it worried me. They...More

Thank JaQST
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my burger which was tasty but a little on the small side with a 1/4 pound patty. Cost was about average for Hawaii and of course much cheaper than what any resort would charge for food. The tacos were just OK and too...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a GREAT place to eat, I had the Mahi Mahi Taco, it was fresh off the boat less than 8hours old, als Beauregard to try the Beer Batter fresh fish taco, ALL the employees are so nice and respectful

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and great staff! Hospitality has been lost in the food industry. NOT at Kohala burger we have been there a few times and have had great friendly service!

Thank akmom2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stop for an inexpensive and really good lunch. It has 2 small areas to eat in and it is pretty busy, so large parties may be difficult to fit. The burgers were very good, but the fish tacos were...More

Thank CDDD17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you’re going to dive with Kohala divers, make sure to stop by this burger joint for one of their excellent burgers. Our kids made us drive 20 minutes each way so they could have a second double burger and fries.

Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has awesome, reasonably priced food (for Hawaii). The burgers are great but the Ahi Tacos done Island Style were the bomb. Literally in the top 2 of best fish tacos I have ever had. Very causal place so it's not much too look...More

Thank drock3029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place to get great food! Really cool vibe inside with super nice people working here. We got the recommendation to come here from someone who also came to the area for vacation. It rained all day but this was a great end to our...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The burger was one of the best we ever ate. The place is genuine and people so nice! You must stop by if you go though Kohala coast.

Thank Magali M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Server was friendly and offered guidance on menu. Ono fish tacos were really good. Got take out and walked down to the little beach at the end of the road. Close to Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site.

Thank twopisces
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 16:00
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
  • 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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