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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” (151 reviews)
“fries” (56 reviews)
“taco” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
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 4 weeks ago

Busy small restaurant. There are few tables. There was a very hectic place. We all enjoyed our lunch. My husband said that the fresh fish tacos were excellent and my daughter liked her cod tacos. My son liked in bacon burger. My pork taco was...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing for takeout the fish tacos are delicious and fresh the burgers are to die for the coleslaw is tasty and delicious you may have to wait a while because it gets crowded but it is worth it pick up your...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

First off the restaurant is very small and hot with not much sitting. We stood in line for 20 minutes to place an order then managed to get a seat at a table. The place is extremely busy and cramped. If you don't mind people...More

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

Aloha QCchis We have expanded our restaurant, maybe a little over a month. There are four family sized tables for more seating. Sometimes it's a good thing that we're always busy. What was special about your cheeseburger is that it is Grass-Fed beef. Thank you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have to say this was one of the very best burgers I have had the pleasure of putting in my mouth! I love burgers and this place is one not to miss! The flavor is rich and fresh. All of the great reviews are...More

1  Thank firemedic24
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We visited this small place twice during our week on the Big Island. The burgers were awesome with fresh local ground beef and wonderful homemade toasted buns. Very juicy and whatever you wanted to go on it. The fries and onion rings were good. The...More

1  Thank Rx-Wayne
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha RX-Wayne! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to create a review for us! Looks like you tried it all! Super happy that you guys enjoyed your time! Have a great day!!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The service at the counter was great. The pork tacos were outstanding. Probably the best I have ever had. Not overpriced like the food at the hotels. Amazing they can keep up the quality with such a brisk business.

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

Aloha Jason, I'm glad you had a blast! We love to make our customer's experiences with us unforgettable! Thank you for writing this review and i hope you guys come back again!

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect lunch spot after a day of snorkeling. We had the fish tacos and ahi burger each time. Will be thinking about this place until the next time we return to the big island!

Thank TRose01
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha TRose01 Thank you for your review! We are glad to see we did not disappoint!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

It's a great place to stop and get your Lunch. A specially since they have expanded there place, so now there are more tables available to sit and enjoy those great burgers. Service is super friendly.

Thank Patrik K
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Want local and flavor. This is it. Expect a line, counter service and several daily specials. That are tasty. Had the original burger- perfect and hit the spot. Don't expect much from the onion rings. Got like five in the order for $5 bucks. The...More

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

Aloha Randy! We always try to make the customer's meal perfect for it to hit the spot. Our fresh fish changes everyday, so the prices change as well. All in all, we are super happy that you guys enjoyed your food! & also thank you...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Small "hole-in-the-wall", place that seats about 20. The area itself is located near an industrial area. When you go in, don't save a seat as they want you to order first and then grab a table after. Menu is large. We ordered the beef taco...More

Thank pogsie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 17:00
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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