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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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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (124 reviews)
“burger” (275 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 am - 7:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
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11 - 20 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a casual burger and taco joint that provides far better fare than the resort we were staying at (Mauna Kea). The food is made to order, very fresh and served with a smile. Go early for dinner or late for lunch. Try the...More

Thank LizzieB971
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Aloha, Lizzie Thank you for your review! we really do appreciate it! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 31 March 2018

You don't necessarily come here for the ambiance, but once you try the food, you'll be hooked! We stopped here & had fish & chips, AMAZING! Then we just had to visit again, and tried the burger....OMG..... Fun place, and really good food!!

Thank mikeyrod27
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Aloha Mikeyrod27! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your food! Our goal is to make every customer happy by the time they leave! Thank you again! Hope to see you guys soon!

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Kohala Burger and Taco has been known for excellent fish tacos for a long time. Unfortunately the quality of their flagship fish tacos has dropped since my previous visits while the price has increased substantially- a pair of medium sized fish tacos is about $18,...More

Thank Jog4fun
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Aloha Jog4fun, Thanks for the feedback. Kohala Burger and Taco is not a Mexican restaurant. If you are looking for great taco deals, try our Taco Tuesday where we offer 2 Grass fed Beef Crunchy Tacos for only $6.99. As far as quality goes???? we...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

After a morning at Spencer Beach, we headed over to Kohala Burger and Taco. We ordered the Beach Style fish tacos, and they were fresh and very tasty....probably the best we had on the island. The tacos are a decent size so we shared an...More

Thank Gypsydahb
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a fabulous, VERY casual burger and taco joint that provides far better fare than the average resort bite. The food is made to order, very fresh and served with a smile. The space is tight and finding a seat can be a problem...More

Thank FrozenMe
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Awesome staff, great food, speedy service! What more can I say. If you need a great, speedy lunch, while being treated like ohana, look no further!

Thank Homer F
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

She absolutely loved the fish tacos. She said they were the best she has ever had. Next time, she will order the fish but hold the taco shells. I ordered a burger, of course, as it is a burger place. Mine was good. I would...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Such a great spot off the beaten path. We chose to get our food to go and ate it on the beach behind the building. I got the Hula Burger and it was fantastic. I also had my first Dole Whip there and let me...More

Thank JPH007
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went by last trip and decided to stop today. A really cool hole in the wall with neat signs on the walls. Friendly people and personal service. The burgers were great with a big soft bun condiments drooling out and tasty beef. Fries were...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

But excellent! They were so busy - obviously a popular place. Not much space to eat in the rataurant. They had 2 or 3 picnic tables in there so mostly take out. I had a Poke burger.

Thank C S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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