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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (223 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told these were 'the best' burgers but they were quite bland, my meat patty was dry and the chips were over cooked. We got there about 7pm, ordered and half way through eating our burgers were asked if we wanted desert as they...More

Thank AimesSparkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love fish tacos and great milk shakes, this is the place for you. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because of the limited seating. It's one of those hole-in-the-wall joints that should be on your bucket list! Personal recommendation:...More

Thank RevHick
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, RevHick! I'm apologize for the limited seating, but I am glad to hear that you enjoyed everything else! The Blackened Ahi Tacos are a great choice! It's something new we are testing and we're happy to hear back about our test item! Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best burgers and fish tacos! Homemade buns and tortillas and pickles. Very fresh local produce. Really nice people.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Island style fresh fish tacos, perfect flavor, great portion! I got a chocolate shake that went with it deliciously also

Thank Jenny B
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Aloha Jenny B. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a 5 star review! Hope you visit again! Aloha..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is average. VERY expensive for what you get. Great staff and service. Coming here is as expensive as a full on restaurant.

1  Thank Eli C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go, it's amazing. We had the teri burger and the catch of the day tacos. Get ready to go to flavortown.

Thank JasonTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great from a burger, salad, to an Grilled Ahi taco. Prices are great and the service is excellent. Buy a beer at the corner market & they will happily bring you a frozen mug.

Thank austinbillgolfer
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Aloha, austinbillgolfer! Glad to see you had a good time dining with us! Thank you for taking the time to review us & we hope to see you guys again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! That is the only way to describe this place. My husband and I both had fish tacos, a different style each. The fish was the freshest that I have had in Hawaii. The lady who served us sat down with us and showed us,...More

Thank ton73
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review

Aloha Ton73, We are pleased to read that you have had a good time with us! We always want to make customer's visit with us one to remember! Fresh Fish are always a winner! We appreciate you taking the time for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our vacation last week. The burgers and tacos are delicious, with well-sourced ingredients. The owner and staff all seem to love serving their customers. Many people think there's a ton of good food in Hawaii, but unfortunately, that is not...More

Thank LKF1625
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this little take away/dine in - taco and burger place! I jumped on my phone to read some reviews and everything looked amazing, so we thought we would give it a try. This was the first thing we ate on the island...More

Thank ShonaS3
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
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!