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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: 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
Burgers for the hungry person

I have been here several times that last was this June. I was working all day not eating anything so a quick stop here for the hula burger hit the spot. Great tasting burger, fresh roll and fries. Not to expensive for the area, small eating room usually crowded but that's a good sign right? Have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Marc S
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times that last was this June. I was working all day not eating anything so a quick stop here for the hula burger hit the spot. Great tasting burger, fresh roll and fries. Not to expensive for the area, small eating room usually crowded but that's a good sign right? Have fun here and get... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch of fresh fish tacos with their fresh watermelon whip. Tacos were seasoned well and full of flavor. Staff were very friendly. As the seaon goes on, apparently the watermelon whip gets sweeter but we found it delicious and refreshing today. They definitely provided the best fish tacos of our trip.

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This small burger and taco place provided one of the best meals and values during our vacation on the Kona side of Big Island. The employees were exceptional: friendly, efficient and seemed to go out of their way to provide excellent service. Best of all, it was half the price of lower quality meals at the resort area we stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

It may be small inside, but don't let that turn you away. The food was amazing! The staff was very kind as well and helpful when it came to making the hard choice of what to eat from all the yummy choices.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a big hit for the hungry. Fish tacos are the best in the area. A family with teen sons said their sons were insisting on going back over and over.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon after visiting Spencer Beach Park. We absolutely loved their burritos and tacos! We shared onion rings and french fries. They were absolutely delicious. The food took awhile to come out as it was extremely busy. We ended up taking our food to-go as there was no room in the restaurant for... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The burgers here are pretty good for lunch. The atmosphere is cool. It's a small place but very friendly. The watermelon whip is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Chopped salad was was quick, and small meal - excellent with taco sauce mixed with the ranch dressing, hula burger was delicious ), burrito was above average, and finally the mushroom burger was also excellent (attested by companion.... Friendly waitress.

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McKinney, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We didn't read the menu carefully enough (our bad) and the absurd burger prices did not include sides. When we went to order the dude said

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

Sorry you didn't have a great time at Kohala Burger & Taco. We actually feel that having over 20 menu items under $9 is the Big Island's Best value. Aloha Cary More 

Three Rivers, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Wow, have not had a burger this good in a long time. Great taste and great service. An incredible local hole in the wall that is a must visit. Only negative thing is that the facility is very small.

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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, Hamburgers

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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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