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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” (133 reviews)
“burger” (311 reviews)
“fries” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:30 Hours
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 3 days ago via mobile

After a long day at the beach 8 of us were looking for a burger. Not a ton of seating but the food was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sosa31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here 4 times now since they opened. Whether you want a burger or taco you can’t go wrong. Their daily specials are also always good. Nice to have places like these in this area where good food is hard to find. Get away...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank snappinarrows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to eat at Kohala Burger & Taco at least once per trip to the Big Island (even tho’ we don’t stay in the Kohala area) - it is outstanding! Today we have the Island Fresh tacos (Mahi Mahi) and the Carne Asada tacos....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lovedoxies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and friendly service. Ihad the avo bacon cheeseburger and it was heavenly. My wife had the grilled catch plate and was equally impressed. I will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BCflyguy01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Mahi Mahi fish tacos and vegetarian burger. Walk up to the counter, order your food and drinks, take your number and find a table, and enjoy the yummy food when it gets delivered to your table. They have a wide selection of burgers,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olopSeattle
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gramps25
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ering474
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StacyFromHawaii
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danijack65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 - 17:30
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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