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Kohala Burger and Taco

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Mexican, American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 6
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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
Yummy Coconut Milkshake!

An awesome hole in a wall. It is a small restaurant with limited seating. We came just before lunch crowd started. We welcomed a nice couple to share our table of four after we noticed them looking for a place to sit. The owner/manager (I think he may be the owner) is very nice and friendly. He was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ToniLuvsScuba
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An awesome hole in a wall. It is a small restaurant with limited seating. We came just before lunch crowd started. We welcomed a nice couple to share our table of four after we noticed them looking for a place to sit. The owner/manager (I think he may be the owner) is very nice and friendly. He was taking the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place has great food at a decent price. We were disappointed that we saw a special deal for the menu items we had just bought only after we had already paid. It would have saved us $10. I'm not too broken up about it though, because the food is delicious. We went back again a few days later, hoping... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Stopped on for a burger while exploring the island. Was met at door by very nice man that offered to make whatever we wanted. Food was good. Service was GREAT.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Drove by this place while out exploring the island and decided to stop in. Didn't look like much from the outside but WOW amazing. Burger was outstanding. If I ever get to come back to the island I'll be back here to eat again

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place for a burger and a shake. Super friendly and reasonably priced. This is one of the best casual meals I had while on the Big Island. I would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were staying at a resort not far from Kohala and wanted a burger at a local joint. Kohala burger was awesome. Don't be fooled by the outside. Grass feed beef, local bakery rolls and all sauces made from scratch. Don't forget the onion rings!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant while exploring the Kohala region. What a great place. Enthusiastic and well informed staff gave us great recommendations. Local, fresh food is the speciality. I had fish tacos, which were fantastic...the pineaple salsa made them exceptional! A very small seating area is available. Speedy service makes take-out a good option. Highly recommended...also try the root... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Well worth the wait, the pork tacos were exceptional! We were turned away the first day due to a long wait line but returned and it was definitely worth it.

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Toronto
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Just what the doctor ordered after being stuck in a hotel, we needed a change and luckily this place fit the bill. Definitely worth a try

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Centreville, Virginia
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice, fresh burgers and fish sandwiches. They also serve Dole Whip, which is a fabulous pineapple kind of custard/ice cream. You can get it on Oahu at the Dole Plantation, but we hadn’t seen it anywhere else until we saw it here.

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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, Hamburgers

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?