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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here for lunch twice on this trip because we we liked it so much. We stayed at a hotel closer to it and it was at first more about convenience but then we got a taste. Burgers were really good. Opted for the onion rings instead of fries and it was def worth it! Its a small space... More 

Thank lilrox724
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for some local color on the Big Island I overlooked the nearby Blue Dragon-- it was raining that night and they decided to stop serving food--so I and a few friends happily stumbled into the Kohala Burger and Taco It ain't the Four Seasons or Mauna Lani, but the food is terrific. The lads in the kitchen delivered some... More 

Thank ivordavisbeatlescom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with our kids. We got the burger special which included fries and chicken tenders. All were fabulous. Staff were great with our kids. If staying at Mauna Kea this place is a must.

Thank Travelingduncs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice with friends. It's a bustling place even well after lunchtime, a mix of tourists and locals. My group enjoyed the kalua pork taco and various kinds of mahi tacos. This is a good, casual and quick lunch stop.

Thank dspdx
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent burger, fries and malt. Wife had fish sandwich, very fresh. Casual, limited seating, take out. Check closing times some times close early. Great pineapple flip to follow meal. Cannot go wrong at this long established restaurant.

Thank Priapud
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard good things about this place when eating at another restaurant near by. So glad we made it back and on Taco Tuesday. Tacos were awesome. There was a constant line the whole time we were there so you know it is popular.

Thank Jenna K
Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was brilliant! I suggest you don't miss it when you drive through Waimea! The hotel concierge told us about this place and they were right!!! Yummy!!

Thank seansmith2311
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At least of all the ones we had. It doesnt look like much, but the hole in the wall places are often the best and this was no exception.

Thank Tony H
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after a morning at Hapuna Beach. Burgers, fries, shakes were ordered - all great. Fresh & tasty. This is a small establishment, but with room enough for a dozen or so people to sit comfortably. Service is quick & friendly. Prices are reasonable. Decor is cool - vintage surfing pics.

Thank Kevin_S_42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing fish tacos I've ever had. Highly recommended on Trip Advisor and now I know why first hand. We ordered the Baja and San Diego fish tacos, onion rings, fries, and a couple cheeseburgers. I could eat those fish tacos all day. I was a little sticker shock on the price, but the tasty food made up for it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 96743-7709
  • 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?