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Kohala Burger and Taco

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61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy #13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-880-1923
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Coachella, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me start by saying, I'm not trying to knock this place, just trying to save people from the surprise that I got, of how expensive it is. The pros, the staff is amazing! Super attentive and they keep checking on you to make sure you are good. There is no doubt this place is popular, hardly anywhere to sit... More 

Thank mendez99
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our regular spot for grabbing lunch between dives. The fish tacos are tasty and the service reasonably quick.

Thank MoodyMermaid
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best burgers I've had. Simple great taste with awesome quality. The tacos looked great and next time I go I'll have them.

Thank Jason P
Twentynine Palms, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met some friends there for dinner and the food was great! The staff kept checking with us that the food was what we wanted and were so happy to get us refills and condiments! Totally recommend them! (Just check their calendar for open times!)

Thank wifeofchief1980
marshall islands
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the original burger and beach style ahi tacos the first time and they were very good. Ahi maybe a bit dry but I like my protein very lightly cooked, especially fish. Second time we had the ahi poke burger and beach style tacos and both were overcooked, no matter how you like your fish. Fantastic service both times... More 

Thank rcjohnson70
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near a harbor, very small, (4-5 tables), but solid burgers and tacos. If you want the poke sandwich, get there early, it sells out daily. They open at 11:00 and there is always a line. (locals and visitors) Very friendly staff.

Thank AB2014
North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of 6 people come in on a quiet Monday evening. We took up most of the restaurant. The staff was very engaging and the food was excellent. I got the fish tacos there two days in a row. The restaurant was slammed with a lunchtime crowd when I came back the second time but the lady... More 

Thank wolfonthego
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to find a place were the locals ate. Not only was the food fabulous, the decor awesome, this had to be the smallest restaurant I have ever seen! Tammy and the rest of the crew's friendliness added to the wonderful food they served.

Thank cabarnard04
Lasne, Belgium
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant two times now, and the second time we had to wait for a long time until we could sit down and eat. However the food is wonderful and I highly recommend getting the burger!

Thank Eliasisaksson
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish tacos are delicious. I recently had the swordfish fish tacos. Absolutely fantastic. Service is very good as well. I highly recommend this place.

Thank wmjtraveler77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, American, Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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!
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?