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Kohala Burger and Taco

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Mexican, American, Seafood
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61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located just a short distance from the glorious white sand beaches of the...
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 100% local grass fed beef burgers and tasty tacos. Daily specials, Milk Shakes and kids meals, too! Stop in for an Authentic Dole Whip! This tasty Soft Serve Treat was, once only available at Disney Parks KBAT has got it!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!!

Came here with our family, arrived 15 minutes before closing time and Tammy could not have been nicer or more accommodating to our group of 8. First off, get the chips and salsa for sure. The chips are fried fresh and are the best I've ever had. The pico de gallo is nice, but I love their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
KaneoheBoy
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Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Came here with our family, arrived 15 minutes before closing time and Tammy could not have been nicer or more accommodating to our group of 8. First off, get the chips and salsa for sure. The chips are fried fresh and are the best I've ever had. The pico de gallo is nice, but I love their house-made taco sauce.... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great burger and friendly service a real hole in the wall kind of a place an old fashioned burger joint!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stumbled on this great place and re-hydrated on fresh watermelon slushes. Friendly informative advice on what to see further north. We were so impressed with the friendliness that we returned later that day to have a full meal.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great food. Definitely worth a visit. Only downside is sometimes hard to get a table because small. But you can get it to go if necessary

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It’s a hole in the wall sort of place with big time flavors. Hats off to Tammy, our server/cashier, who cheerfully greeted us when we walked in and (patiently) explained their menu. I feasted on the savory Hula burger (with the pineapple ring, of course) and my wife, the Ahi fish tacos. Onolicious! The burgers are 100% grass-fed beef from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The chicken burrito and the pork soft tacos were great! We also order a chocolate milk shake and it was very good. So far this is one of the tasty fast food restaurant I had taste in Kona. Is clean and the service is good, the food is fresh.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The first time we went, we had fish tacos, which were amazing, some of the best we have ever had. Second time we went, we had burgers which were decent, but were not as good as expected. Fries and milkshakes are also very good, I highly recommend the pineapple milkshake. This restaurant also has some of friendliest service we encountered... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Small place that has seen a few good restaurants come and go. This one serves fresh fish tacos island style. Very limited seating but you can always take out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good quick food after diving or a day at the beach. Ask for the Ahi burger from the secret menu - it was fantastic! Fish tacos and burritos also got good reviews from others ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fresh fish tacos with just the right amount of filling. Fresh ingredients made the perfect burger and really well priced too. Service was also fantastic in this packed little place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-1923

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

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 100% local grass fed beef burgers and tasty tacos. Daily specials, Milk Shakes and kids meals, too! Stop in for an Authentic Dole Whip! This tasty Soft Serve Treat was, once only available at Disney Parks KBAT has got it!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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