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“Good Food”

Kohala Burger and Taco
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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 a feel good, nostalgic flair. We serve 100% local grass fed beef and fresh, sustainably caught fish in burgers and tasty tacos. Daily specials, Milk Shakes and kids meals, too! Stop in for an Authentic Dole Pineapple Whip! This tasty Soft Serve Treat was once only available at Disney Parks and at the Dole Plantation on Oahu. KBAT has got it!
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate here twice. First time I had the Turkado special, very good. The second time I had the Kohala burger, which was probably the best hamburger I had while in Hawaii. My husband had the fish tacos. Fast, friendly service, although the sitting area is small! They need a few more drinks on their menu selection.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank suzannejcm
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious and fresh. Will return and try a different combination, as the mushroom burger was absolutely delicious.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Moanakamea
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great tasting hula hamburger”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in Kawaihae. Found a little tiny place upstairs at the kawaihae shopping center, yellow building two story. The food was very good, service was good and friendly. Price, for Hawaii fair. If you want fancy this is not for you. It's little, but it has character.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank ltbarron
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Waimea, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Food, Fast and Friendly Service”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you find your self in North Kohala this is a must stop for lunch or a mid day snack. Clean and extremely friendly service, I stop in several times a month and always enjoy a delicious meal and the milk shakes are the best!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Larry M
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Victoria, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fresh food, fast!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

4 for food quality, 5 for value, 5 for service and friendliness

The food was freshly prepared and they were very accommodating to our various dietary needs. The atmosphere is fun - diner-esque with great photos and posters everywhere. You wouldn't expect such great food off the side of the highway. We lucked out with our timing as the line-up is often out the door.

The island-raised steak sandwich was sold out but from the photos in Instagram, I can see why. We had the ono tacos and every ingredient was super fresh. The fries were the best restaurant fries in recent memory

Kohala serves up delicious hot sauce that they make in-house (if you ask them nicely they may just tell you what's in it...).

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Lorna M
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