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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” (134 reviews)
“burger” (317 reviews)
“fries” (76 reviews)
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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 yesterday

I had read that this restaurant was a must, but, when we pulled up we almost turned around due to the location and surrounding amenities. However, we got over ourselves, and went inside for the best lunch ever! The staff was so friendly! The burgers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sharoon1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very busy place which made us think it must be great - we were hungry after a trip to Pololu Trail so stopped for lunch - bit chaotic to order but paid and waited quite a while for our order - burger...More

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

Stayed at Hilton Waikoloa with family of 6. The fish tacos and burgers were worth returning for. The onion rings were extraordinary and the shakes were also great. We ordered online and received a discount that made this my favorite spot on the island. Limited...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tybo54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place rocks!!! The burgers are fantastic, the onion rings are handmade (NO FROZEN) and if you order online you get 40% off!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sawtooth615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic burger and fish tacos. Friendly and welcoming staff. Out-of-the-way location (north of Waikoloa). Highly recommended - we'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gecko13mac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chaotic and confusing if crowded and your first time. On your left side are clip boards that list their specials and on your right, high on the wall is the menu, walk back, close to kitchen to order and pay. Ahi tacos $5.99 Pork tacos...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 12 December 2018 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 4 December 2018 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 28 November 2018

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 25 November 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

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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 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
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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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