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Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihe Shopping Center, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (165 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“taco” (42 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The burger was one of the best we ever ate. The place is genuine and people so nice! You must stop by if you go though Kohala coast.

Thank Magali M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Server was friendly and offered guidance on menu. Ono fish tacos were really good. Got take out and walked down to the little beach at the end of the road. Close to Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site.

Thank twopisces
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We first came here 4 years ago when on holiday from Australia and had the best cheeseburgers. When planning this holiday it was a given we would come back and hoped it would be the same. Yassssssss and still as great. Highly recommend everything on...More

Thank BrettClair
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Listened to reviews and went for dinner one night. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. The next day while at the beach my kids requested we return for lunch and again we were blown away by the food and service.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Solid old school tasting burgers. No frills place, feels like a small 50s style diner in Hawaii surroundings. Good for what it is, though I hear it can get busy in high season.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 14 November 2017

A couple of days ago we wandered into Kohala Burger by mistake as we were looking for the shave ice place in front. We ended up chatting with the server before moving on and she sold us on the food so well that we returned...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

this place must be doing something right cause they are expanding. We had the fish tacos, both kinds and they we good. We'll back.

1  Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Came here for one thing, Dole Whip. We were not disappointed at all. Ordered a regular size for the 3 of us (2 adults and a toddler) and the size was perfect. Comes in a roughly 8 inch cup with another 3 inches of Whip...More

1  Thank ElementTent
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I notified the front counter that the food was overcooked. They burnt the pineapple in my burger and then when I complained they simply said that is how it is served. I wish I took a picture of the burger. I then said just cancel...More

1  Thank KeithG121217
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

This is the easiest review i've ever answered...SIMPLY NOT TRUE! None of it!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place to me while I’m here on a work assignment from FL. Delicious island style tacos and she raves about the burgers. Make sure to give it a try

1  Thank tavelingmommy
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Mahalo! Thank you for your review and business. Cary

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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 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
  • 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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