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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” (157 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“pork tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A couple of days ago we wandered into Kohala Burger by mistake as we were looking for the shave ice place in front. We ended up chatting with the server before moving on and she sold us on the food so well that we returned...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place must be doing something right cause they are expanding. We had the fish tacos, both kinds and they we good. We'll back.

1  Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for one thing, Dole Whip. We were not disappointed at all. Ordered a regular size for the 3 of us (2 adults and a toddler) and the size was perfect. Comes in a roughly 8 inch cup with another 3 inches of Whip...More

1  Thank ElementTent
Reviewed 1 week ago

I notified the front counter that the food was overcooked. They burnt the pineapple in my burger and then when I complained they simply said that is how it is served. I wish I took a picture of the burger. I then said just cancel...More

1  Thank KeithG121217
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is the easiest review i've ever answered...SIMPLY NOT TRUE! None of it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this place to me while I’m here on a work assignment from FL. Delicious island style tacos and she raves about the burgers. Make sure to give it a try

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

Mahalo! Thank you for your review and business. Cary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been snorkeling at Beach 69 (Waialea) and looked for a place close by to eat and tried Kohala Burger and Taco. Looks like a typical hole in the wall place, small, three or four tables along one wall, order at the counter. We...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! Cary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ahi poke burger was perfect and the fish tacos were excellent. Service was very friendly and personable. Best restaurant I've visited on the island!

Thank jeff a
Cary P, Manager at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love "Amazing" thank you for the awesome review. Cary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the recommended of a store manger who said it was by far the best burgers on the island and she was right. It was fantastic food, great service and staff

Thank jeffhoel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this little place. Were looking for a little casual place for a late lunch and so glad we gave it a try. Special poke burger tasted great and fries hot and crispy. Husband said his burger was just what he wanted and strawberry...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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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 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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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