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All 8 Kawaihae Restaurants

Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner
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!
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English first
Battle Creek, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a closet, but good. The staff is great and fun and the burgers are wonderful. Great change of pace from fish. Plan to eat outside or take with you. There are only 4-5 tables and its packed for lunch.

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West Valley City, Utah, Usa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here and it was busy. The food was exspensive, kids meals were $9 to $11. No drinks an one fry for two kids and two adults was $45. The food was good but not sure if it was that good. The people were nice. The restaurant is tiny.

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Salem, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's not fancy but the food is great. The meal is delivered fast, so stop by on your way north or south in Kohala.

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Des Moines, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visit KBAT every time we visit the Big Island to get our burger fix. They are the best! Everything on the menu is delicious. It's not fancy, and not a big place to sit and eat, but the food is worth it. You can get everything for takeout as well.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place was recommended to us, and we made the trip to check it out. It's not on the beaten path, not much to look at, and no ambiance. BUT! The food and service are outstanding!!! We absolutely were blown away by the fish tacos. By far the freshest and tastiest we've ever had. And, the staff is so friendly... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My daughter saw the gift cards at Costco and thought we should go there for burgers. We drove over an hour from Kona to Kawaihae, it was a nice scenic drive. The place is very small, but the guys working there were very friendly and efficient with our order. We ordered 3 burgers, 1 taco plate(2 tacos), 1 fish platter,3... More 

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

Aloha TravelWfour kids, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad that you were able to get a 20% discount on your food from our costco program...yes 20% off. Let me say first off "sorry" you were not impressed, we do try to please. Our prices are clearly posted both in the store and... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Liked it so much, we ate there twice. Good value, GREAT and FRIENDLY service, and the fish tacos and jalapeno bacon cheeseburger were so tasty!

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Hawi, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazingly good! Consistent - have been in numerous times. Fast service and friendly people. Nice local atmosphere.

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Bronxville, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stopped by this burger and taco place after a drive on the big island with our three kids. The food was amazing. Fantastic burgers, tacos and burritos. Service was fast. Wish we had visited sooner!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I don't believe that you can go wrong in taking time to visit Kohala Burger and Taco for a meal. In the short time that I visited the Kona / Waimea / Kohala area, I visited on three separate occasions. My family enjoyed the burgers and I thoroughly enjoyed the fish burrito. In addition, the Pineapple Dole Whip is a... More 

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Additional Information about Kohala Burger and Taco

Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: +1 808-880-1923
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood

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