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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 - 7:00 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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Green Bay Wisconsin
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248 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We order two different kinds of burgers at this little place. The restaurant has a few stools and a counter, and 3 or 4 tables, and a steady line of people coming in. The mushroom burger was tasty and filling. I ordered the onion rings to go with it and they were served with a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing that... More 

Thank HawaiiAloha777
Prague, Czech Republic
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect burgers and fish tacos. Had both and burger was so tasty that I ordered another one. If you are into burgers - must visit!

Thank Martin K
Algonac, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i would have to say that i never write reviews. but this place deserves one. the original burger was to die for. i travel around everywhere and would say this is in my top 5 places to get one. the burger is not to big or sloppy but has a great flavor and the right condiments. my wife had the... More 

Thank jgillette
Allen, Texas
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235 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends had the burgers, which were cooked to order. The problem is the ordering process for the burgers. You can order individual toppings, which makes for a very expensive burgers or you can go the simple route and order the burger dishes with fries for a lot less. We had Greek Gyro plates, which are only available some times... More 

Thank plschilt
Peoria, Illinois
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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?