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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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“burgers” (170 reviews)
“fries” (62 reviews)
“taco” (46 reviews)
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Mexican, 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warning...once you have a cheeseburger here you'll be ruined for life and never want to eat one anywhere else! Locally grown beef, buns fresh from a local baker and made with love. All this and service with a warm smile. Their shakes are to die...More

Thank Melanie L
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Melanie, I am so happy that you guys weren't disappointed! We are also happy that you guys tried KBAT! Thank you for making this review! Mahalo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the ahi taco salad I had here - super fresh and very tasty. The burger and shake were a bit disappointing, and the prices were quite high. All in all, our lunch was $50 for two lunch entrees, a shake, and a small...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to eat here twice. Food is delicious. We always have burger, onion rings, and fries. The staff is so sweet, constantly asking if they can get more to drink or anything. Don't miss this place.

Thank JaneKnoxville
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Best burgers we have found on the island, fries a little better than ok, great onion rings. Friendly staff. We are going back for sure.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We stopped here for tacos and burgers recently and felt this place lived up to its reputation. The tacos were excellent and the person who had the burger thought it was great. There is picnic table seating (inside) and you can also take your food...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The new restaurant next to the old one has much more room. Still the same wonderful staff and food, just more room. Burgers were delicious alng with shoestring fries cooked just right. Last night we returned for Taco Tuesday and had delicious beef tacos and...More

Thank louandgail2
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Really really great fish tacos!! The staff is so friendly and amazing!! Please be sure to go here if you can - you won't regret it!!

Thank Gina V
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We stopped here after diving because it was close, we ate there again because it was the best Ahi burger I've ever eaten, PERIOD!! The grilled ahi tacos are also amazing and shouldn't be missed. One thing, make sure you check the hours on the...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Stopped by here after our day at the beach. Was one of the few places open on a Monday. Previous reviews on ordering & service were unfounded. The service was great. They explained the specials and how to go about ordering. The food was great....More

Thank Tschmidt690
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Tschmidt690! Thank you for taking the time to make a review for our restaurant! I am so glad you and your wife had an amazing time with us! Tacos are the way to go, especially with the fresh fish and we are the only...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped here on our drive back from Pololu Valley based on reviews on TripAdvisor. You won't find a more casual laid-back place to grab a bite, but it's well worth the stop. Kohala Burger prides itself on fresh food and daily specials. We happened...More

Thank CMelam
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Aloha CMelam Thank you for the time you took with making this review. We are glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again! Aloha

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 16:00
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, 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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