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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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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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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
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Fantastic atmosphere, great staff, and more importantly great food. This little hole-in-the-wall place had fantastic fish tacos, great milkshakes, and a wide variety of eats to choose from. On top of the great food they had an amazing staff who were friendly and truly seemed to care about each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Riley M
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Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, great staff, and more importantly great food. This little hole-in-the-wall place had fantastic fish tacos, great milkshakes, and a wide variety of eats to choose from. On top of the great food they had an amazing staff who were friendly and truly seemed to care about each individual customer. Great place, make sure to try the beach style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place should be on your 'must do' list if you are in the Kona/Waikaloa area. Fantastic food and better service. You will need to go more than once so you can have one of the burgers AND the fish tacos. Don't miss the Dole Whip, either. Wish they had 6 Star ratings.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took our family of 8 here for lunch. The customer service is exceptional and the food delicious. The pineapple whip should not be missed, yum! We will definately be back.

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Cranford, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The kids picked this place for lunch based on my refusal to plan any more meals while on vacation. So glad I taught them well, as this little strip mall stop may have served the best and freshest fish tacos I have ever eaten. Located down the road from Hapuna Beach, this tiny eatery, serves everything from standard burgers to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch and had some burgers and fish tacos. The first word that comes to mind is wow! Food was absolutely delicious and tasted fresh. Burgers are made with grass fed beef and fish tacos use the local catch of the day. As other reviews have mentioned before, space is limited inside but you can sit on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had just been fleeced by two meals in the hotel and we were feeling down when we lucked upon KBAT! Awesome service. Ask questions they don't mind. Look for the specials. I had an Ahi burger (which was really good) with great fries and a Pinapple Frappe which I LOVED. My wife had the BEST fish tacos either of... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in this place after a day of ziplining. We saw it had great reviews on Yelp, so decided to give it a try. There are very few seats inside, but there is a long bench outside that you may sit on. Aside from the lack of seating, the food was AMAZING. I ordered the pork tacos and my... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great burgers, shakes and fish. I didn't try the tacos but about half of the people ordering went for them. We found Kohala Burger on our last day. I would have gone back several more times had I found the place sooner. The drive wasn't bad from Waikoloa Beach maybe 10-12 minutes.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate at the food truck across the street, but the people we were meeting got there after they closed, so they ate here. Good thing, as we got to see their food, which made us come back the next day. The tacos were much tastier and flavorful than where we ate. The burgers were top notch. We had a... More 

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So glad you found us! Cary More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What we loved: The astmosphere. It's so tiny but soo very warm and friendly with cute Hawaiian decor. The FISH TACOS are the best - specifically the Baja taco's. I didn't enjoy the Island taco as much as the Baja. The Baja taco has layers of flavor, while the other two types of fish taco are pretty one note (the... 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 15
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

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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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