We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kohala Burger and Taco

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
+1 808-880-1923
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (161 reviews)
“fries” (58 reviews)
“pork tacos” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy # 13-D, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (534)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Server was friendly and offered guidance on menu. Ono fish tacos were really good. Got take out and walked down to the little beach at the end of the road. Close to Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site.

Thank twopisces
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first came here 4 years ago when on holiday from Australia and had the best cheeseburgers. When planning this holiday it was a given we would come back and hoped it would be the same. Yassssssss and still as great. Highly recommend everything on...More

Thank BrettClair
Reviewed 1 week ago

Listened to reviews and went for dinner one night. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. The next day while at the beach my kids requested we return for lunch and again we were blown away by the food and service.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid old school tasting burgers. No frills place, feels like a small 50s style diner in Hawaii surroundings. Good for what it is, though I hear it can get busy in high season.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of days ago we wandered into Kohala Burger by mistake as we were looking for the shave ice place in front. We ended up chatting with the server before moving on and she sold us on the food so well that we returned...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place must be doing something right cause they are expanding. We had the fish tacos, both kinds and they we good. We'll back.

1  Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Came here for one thing, Dole Whip. We were not disappointed at all. Ordered a regular size for the 3 of us (2 adults and a toddler) and the size was perfect. Comes in a roughly 8 inch cup with another 3 inches of Whip...More

1  Thank ElementTent
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I notified the front counter that the food was overcooked. They burnt the pineapple in my burger and then when I complained they simply said that is how it is served. I wish I took a picture of the burger. I then said just cancel...More

1  Thank KeithG121217
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

This is the easiest review i've ever answered...SIMPLY NOT TRUE! None of it!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place to me while I’m here on a work assignment from FL. Delicious island style tacos and she raves about the burgers. Make sure to give it a try

1  Thank tavelingmommy
Cary P, Owner at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Mahalo! Thank you for your review and business. Cary

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had been snorkeling at Beach 69 (Waialea) and looked for a place close by to eat and tried Kohala Burger and Taco. Looks like a typical hole in the wall place, small, three or four tables along one wall, order at the counter. We...More

Thank rahenry
Cary P, Manager at Kohala Burger and Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! Cary

Nearby Restaurants
Original Big Island Shave Ice Co
172 reviews
.26 miles away
The Seafood Bar & Grill
635 reviews
.12 miles away
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
989 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kohala Divers
544 reviews
.01 miles away
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co
365 reviews
.82 miles away
Endless Summer Charters
108 reviews
.02 miles away
Kohala Sail & Sea
58 reviews
.76 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kohala Burger and Taco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 19:30
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing