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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 - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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  • 64
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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
Great Find!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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306 reviews 306 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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Bellevue, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

great burgers, fish tacos and of course, the Dole Pineapple Whip! Straight from Disneyland back to Hawaii! Always the local fresh fish, great slaw, and huge order of fries. Local, grass-fed beef, maybe not quite as perfectly cooked as Ultimate Burger. Crazy busy for lunch, so a bit of a wait. Kitchen is being remodeled this month, so expect some... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Such great food and reasonable price, finally a good value for food that tastes great. We went back for more.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was probably the best cheeseburger I have ever ate! When you walk in it doesn't look like much, but the food is outstanding! We ate here twice while we visited the island. The fish tacos I had first were delicious, but the burger was even better. My nephew had a shake and it was awesome also. The lady (which... More 

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Haughton, LA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wish we would have found this place sooner. Had dinner night before at Cafe Pesto. This is where we should have come instead. The staff is very friendly and helpful! Food was amazing! The place has a hole in the wall appearance. It's not very big but the food makes up for it. Prices are great as well. Don't miss... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Definitely the place to go for great meal delivered at amazing speed. The quantity and quality is fantastic!

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Castro Valley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a Standard Burger, Cheeseburger, Crispy Tacos & special order cheeseburger. All the burgers got a top stars. The one eating the tacos, didn't give it good stars. They have their own taco sauce in a bottle which is very tasty, specially on their fries. The fries are huge and fresh. Had their Kohala Tropical Milk Shake "Lava Flow", it... More 

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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?