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All 8 Kawaihae Restaurants

Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner
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!
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Joplin, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Just stopped in for lunch when we were driving through, and so happy we stopped here. It was a little restaurant, but worth looking for. I had the special, which was the fish tacos. They were on shop made corn tortillas, and had pico de gallo which was so good. I love corn tortillas, and these were great. My husband... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Fresh fish tacos and perfectly sized hamburgers. Tiny place with 5 tables and a counter. Very busy, but food came out fast. The fries didn't look good, but we loved the house made sauce for the delicious tacos!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate here twice this trip and these guys never disappoint us . We consider eating at Kohala Burger and Taco one of the places we always include on our trips to the Big Island. They know what to do with fish and one of these trips I am going to have one of their burgers but their fish offerings... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were in a rental car, randomly stopping somewhere for directions - little did we know we'd discover a hidden gem of deliciousness. The two guys at Kohala Burger and Taco were super helpful with both directions and dishing up some of the best tacos and fish sliders we've ever had. Best thing to stumble upon, will definitely go back... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great burgers! Fish tacos were also good! Fish tacos were on special, only 99 cents each- DEAL! So glad we stopped by for lunch.

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Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is the definition of a place to take out. The interior is almost always cramped and hot -- just a narrow hall, really -- and you literally have to squeeze by standing customers to make it to the front where you order. But both the burgers and tacos are first rate, delicious and plentiful. They cook it the way... More

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Clearwater, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place hit the spot after heading back from a long hike down to Waipio Valley. Got the pulled pork tacos with their green salsa and it was so awesome. But the Dole Whip pineapple flavor was the best!!!! Great place to go for quick bite to eat, food was great and people there were so nice.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a very small place. We tried the mushroom cheese burger and the hawaiian style fish taco... They do have very tasty beef and the burger was very good. The fish taco was good however I would say that it was something special. If you are in the area, it is a good place to go however I would... More

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Oxnard, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were surprised to find Kohala Burger gift cards at Costco because this place is not a chain and is very very small. When we arrived there was already a line from the counter to the door. Others in our party staked out one of the few tables inside, although the temp inside was uncomfortably warm. For our first time... More

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

John, Thank you for taking the time to make a review. First off we are sorry about the heat. Our A/C is broken and can no longer be repaired due to environmental reasons (it leaks gas) However we are in process of getting the entire system replaced, but it is a big ticket investment and we are working to secure... More

Pine, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

You know this is a great place when you're standing in line with a bunch of locals and tourists to eat the freshest fish tacos in a tiny, cramped space that can't hold the business the place gets. And those tacos are worth all of it.

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

Aloha BJB, Thanks for posting and taking the time to make a review. You pretty much nailed our slogan; "Small Place.....Big Island Taste" We loo forward to serving you again. Cary 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 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood

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