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Kohala Burger and Taco

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American, Hamburgers, Mexican, 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 - 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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  • 108
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Reasonably prices and good fish tacos.

Reasonably prices and good fish tacos. We liked them very much and visited twice. The restaurant was very and hot inside, but there is a park nearby and we would get the tacos to go and dine out at the ocean front park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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PA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Reasonably prices and good fish tacos. We liked them very much and visited twice. The restaurant was very and hot inside, but there is a park nearby and we would get the tacos to go and dine out at the ocean front park.

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Kapaau
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here many times, and usually get hamburgers. I recently got a swordfish burger but wasn't too impressed. It might have been my fault because I asked them to leave off the jalepeno mayo and pickled jalepenos. It was a little dry without toppings.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Best fish tacos we've ever had! Ahi caught fresh that morning...great wait staff...ambience of a busy lunch spot plus curious chipotle cole slaw...yum! Off the beaten path of all the resorts, KBAT is a delight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My boys love burgers and tacos. Kohala burgers are their favorite. Fresh, hit and delicious. The oerfect stop after a long day hiking it at the beach

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

we ate here on the recommendation of a fellow guest at Hapuna Prince. Wow great fish tacos, just a small place not much room to sit more focussed on take out. Great food very friendly and helpful staff, if you are in the area you should try it for sure!

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Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

i bought into the reviews, i'm always up for new things and new places and not scared to try any new food. i adore fish and all things burger. we had the burger, fish tacos, mahi mahi burger and onion rings…things seemed ok while eating…then it hit us. wrong. very wrong. it did not stay long. also, as busy as... More 

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

Aloha Jenn G. First off let us thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry you did not enjoy Kohala Burger & Taco, as you are the first and only person ever to rate us as a "1" on Trip Advisor. Although nobody wants to hear bad news, sometimes it is part of the business.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Seriously the BEST burger I ever ate! The onion rings were also great! Definitely a do-over. It is a "hole in da wall" but those usually make the best tasting food...and this place resonates! Yummers!!!

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

Best Burger Ever! Awesome news, thank you for posting Cary More 

Winnipeg
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Good food here but was pretty expensive and the restaurant itself is very very tiny, I think only 4 tables and a side counter with bar seats for a few more people.. A little different with people standing next to your table waiting for their food or your table while you eat But the tacos were very good So overall... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

First visit was yesterday and we are back today! Food great, down home service, friendly customers, worth the wait. We've been coming to the island for years and never came in, our loss!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Mouthwatering burgers and tacos. This is a hole in the wall with outstanding food. A small place with few tables, so be prepared to stand in line and eat outside on a bench, but the food is very good and the people are friendly.

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, 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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