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Kohala Burger and Taco

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61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Peoria, Illinois
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the reviews, expected a little more. The food was good enough, but average Burger (big bun) . Fish toccos were big and good enough. A new menu item beef enchilada, was very good. Better than average prices, but is out of the way and maybe a reason to be a little more expensive. Owners or staff were extremely friendly... More 

Thank Bob R
Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this place quite a few times and love the food! Always get the tacos for lunch and it is typically fast/good service...however the last time I ordered take out for dinner I was surprised at the food we got. I'm not sure if it was because it was before closing, the fish in our tacos was... More 

Thank Maiasd
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Their food was delicious! A little over priced for the portion size. The hamburgers and tacos were both delicious with good flavor. All their sauces really made the meal.

Thank Kellie K
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit the Big Island every couple of years. We always had lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Kawaihae. Yesterday we were unhappy to see that it had closed Since we had driven all the way up there, we decided to have lunch anyway at Kohala Burgers and Tacos. It's a hole in the wall restaurant. Order from the large... More 

Thank Patricia H
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is literally a hole in the wall but the burgers and tacos are to die for. All house made and locally sourced ingredients. No fuss no muss place, fast and friendly service with a smile. If you want a burger on the north shore this is the place to go.

Thank Jay C
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and tasty food. The island fish tacos were a generous serving and made you feel like you got your money worth. No complaints at all. So happy!

Thank Utopia48
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff selling honest food (burgers) in a tiny place. I wanted to drink beer, they don't have. But the lady told me, go to the gas station, buy one and I will give you a cold mug. Nice gesture as I tried to do this in another restaurant and I was almost ignored. I ate a fish burger... More 

Thank Jose D
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while on vacation. We ordered Fish tacos and Hawaiian burger and loved it. And the staff are super friendly! See the pics to see more! Mahalo!

Thank 1Traveler44
Richmond, VA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is one of the smallest establishments I have ever been to (only seating for like 15 total people). Its rather cramped. But my goodness, the food was ridiculously good. I had the Hula Burger which was the best burger I had on the island. Our kids were extremely happy with their big burgers and ice cream. The two... More 

Thank danprice81
Wailea, Hawaii
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool joint. Perfect for a fast meal anytime of the day (it was the only bar/shop opened at 10h45). Enjoyed a good veggie burger and a pork taco without emptiyng my wallet. Cool midwestern ambience. Very nice staff.

Thank Miguel M

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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 96743-7709
  • 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?