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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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“burgers” (155 reviews)
“fries” (58 reviews)
“taco” (39 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Little place, order at counter and they'll bring your food to 1 of 4 picnic tables. Very friendly staff, tacos are delicious, great fries and yummy chocolate shake. As with everything on the island, it isn't cheap.

Thank PaulZ46033
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I ate there 3 times on our visit to the Island of Hawaii. The burgers are delicious as well as the fish tacos. Check out the special of the day because you can get a combo meal: burger, fries & drink for...More

Thank jfalletti2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy the burgers here. They are oh so ono. Service is great, can be slow when there is a line, but worth the wait. Top it off with ice cream when you're done.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking to grab a quick bite to eat. Read some reviews and decided to give Kohala Burger and Taco a try. BEST DECISION!!! The employees greeted us with warm friendly smiles, made us feel right at home. We ordered and our burgers were...More

Thank 99FrequentTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. Fish tacos and ahi burger out of this world. Amazing service. Amazing food. If you want fancy, not your spot. If you want authentic, local this is THE place. We could’ve eaten here everyday.

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious burgers. I had the hula burger and worried it may have too much going on (teriyaki sauce, pineapple, some other condiments), but it was outstanding. Maybe the tastiest thing I had in all of Hawaii. Their fries were not bad, but fairly unremarkable. One...More

Thank travelenjoyer420
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Traveljoyer420! I am pleased to see that you had a pleasant time with us! Grass Fed burgers are always the win! We also put "Love" into our burgers to make it even more delicious! ;-) We really appreciate your time that you took to...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Super yummy burgers and tacos on the Big Island! Much cheaper than eating at the nearby resorts and cute vibe. Highly recommend.

Thank livinginwonderland
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Aloha livinginwonderland, Mahalo for the review! Hope to have more business with you guys again!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I thought I had already tried the best fish taco's in the world off a food truck in Florence, OR, run by a classically trained pan asian gourmet chef, however, this place topples that highest mark! This place is so friggin awesome, and the vibe...More

Thank Scott N
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Aloha Scott! Let's start off first with a big MAHALO for your review and your business! We are so happy to get reviews from customers who got the best experience! The fresh fish tacos are one of the many reasons we are known! You guys...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This place was a real find thanks to Trip Advisor. We had a party of four and each ordered burgers, best burgers any of us had ever had! My husband finished his and he enjoyed it so much that he ordered another one. The staff...More

Thank kuabay
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Good afternoon, kuabay! We are so happy to hear that you and your party had a great time while dining with us! GrassFed beef are always the best! KBAT crew are all about ALOHA! Glad you got to experience it! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the beef tacos, but the burger was overcooked, rendering the grass-fed beef a little flavorless. Very casual spot with wonderful, friendly service.

Thank Paulina V
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Aloha Pualina, Thank you for your review! We cook our burgers all medium-well, BUT we can cook it as rare as you please! Let us know the next time you guys come back! Mahalo again!

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
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 # 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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