Kohala Burger and Taco
613665 Akoni Pule Hwy.
Waimea, HI 96743
One of my passions is finding dives and unexpected places to eat good food. This place was exactly that! Located in an industrial area that wasn’t very charming and in a small strip mall, I was braced for disappointment. Once we walked through the screen door my inner foodie smiled. It was part gift shop, part memory lane, and definitely part eatery.
Seating was shared tables and the dinning area was fairly small. The walls were covered with fun signs to enjoy or surfing on the television hanging above. Casual style service, as in you order at the counter, and they bring your food to the table.
I settled on the cheeseburger with fries as my husband ordered the Ahi salad and a pineapple shake. While waiting for our order, I took the opportunity to browse the store. They had things I have not seen since my childhood and it was exciting to have those memories brought back to me.
The food, I have never heard my husband ohhh and ahhh over a salad, ever! It was very fresh and had plentiful delicious ingredients. The Ahi was perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic! Yes, I managed to snag a bite!
My burger never left my hand once I bit into it. It was flavorful and had a great balance of ingredients. The sauce, whatever it was, made the flavor! The fries were pretty similar to McDonald’s in size and taste, but I love their fries so that made me happy!
I was too stuffed to try the chocolate malted shake, something I will regret forever!