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“Good burger, High Prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kohala Burger and Taco

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
Price range: $0 - $15
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!
Honolulu
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good burger, High Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stopped by Kohala Burger and Taco in Kawaihae on a trip around the north shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. Small place with just a few tables. The burgers were freshly prepared. Luckily we had a Living Social coupon for half off. That made the deal worthwhile. My wife had a jalapeno burger but you could hardly taste the jalapeno. I had a double burger with onion rings. They use local beef and that's a plus. But at full price, it's expensive. But buy the Living Social and it's a good deal. I will go back to try the tacos.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Mahalo for stopping by! Glad you had a chance to participate in the Living social promotion! We routinely offer specials and discounts throughout the year. Ask to join our loyalty program for added value and discounts.
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Vancouver, Canada
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222 reviews 222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Very good fish tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place is VERY small . It seats about 14 . Fish tacos are fabulous . French fries are not bad . Service is at the counter .Price is right .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding fish tacos and burritos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Excellent food in rather small but intimate place! The fish tacos and burritos with tropical salsa are outstanding, the chips are excellent, the service is friendly and pleasant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Wonderful words are so rewarding! Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our humble Hawaii hamburger home!
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Bishop, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great tiny place for local flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Awesome hawaii or Baka style fish tacos. The burgers looked amazing with slices of grilled pineapple.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good fish tacos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very small café (maybe 4 tables) but food is great! The fish tacos and prices vary daily-depending on what they got that day! Burgers and fries are excellent-we eat there 2-3 times a week during the 4 mos we are here in Kawaihae on the Big Island. Consistantly good!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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