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Lava Lava Beach Club

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Lava Lava Beach Club is brought to you by the same people who bring you Huggo's oceanfront restaurant in Kailua-Kona , On The Rocks, a casual beach bar in Kailua-Kona, Paradise Gourmet Catering, the Big Island leader in custom events and weddings and Grass Shack Parties & Rentals, the go-to source for all local style affordable parties.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday

We were exploring on our first day and walked up to the Beach Club. The time change had us hungry before the crowd - apparently it gets quite busy and they don't take reservations. Lucky for us as we had a wonderful table with an...ocean view and we were able to order from the lunch menu. The "fish and chips" was the best Mahi - we all ordered it and kept raving about it. Delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful location, beautiful view, super friendly staff. Can’t wait to visit again. Might even come back before my trip is over!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and drinks, great view! Enjoyed a relaxing lunch. Staff COVID prepared. QR code menus made ordering easy

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lava Lava is a short distance from Waikoloa Village resorts but it’s worth it. Try to go before sunset to catch the great view. There is usually a wait but there is a side area with a bar, seating and games. The food is good...and there service is great. Live music plays until 8:30 or 9:00pmMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch with a great view. We had the Outstanding Ahi Nachos and the Fish & Chips. The nachos were not really nachos - more like 8 nacho ahi crackers. They were tasty but not nearly enough food to share for a...$20 appetizer. The Fish & Chips on the other hand actually were outstanding. They were made with freshly caught Mahi Mahi, which is really some of the best fish I’ve ever had (we also enjoyed fantastic Mahi Mahi at Tommy Bahamas). This place survived the hype and we would gladly eat there again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to dine at Lava Lava recently and can tell you, it was worth the hype! The food was delicious, the servers were fantastic, and the setting -- a definite 2 thumbs up! We ordered several dishes to share and the ate every...bite! Thanks Lava Lava, we will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess we were paying for the beachfront location and Hawaii otherwise I could not justify the price. The fish dish from the main menu was $48. It was just ok. Drinks super expensive but nothing to get excited about. I felt like overall we...paid for the view but not for the food. Since it was very busy I cannot say it was cozy or atmospheric. I did not feel like going there the second time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and ambiance overlooking the beach and bay. Very friendly staff. Lots of menu options. The ribs are to die for! Cocktail were excellent too.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying a condo within walking distance of this restaurant. Excited for a beach view and island vibes on our first night here, we walked over, put our name on the list at 5pm, and thankfully got a table within 30 minutes. The little...walk-up mini-bar in the van is cute and helps you pass the time. Our waitress was fine; not friendly or helpful but not terrible either. What was terrible was the food. Dreadful. The pineapple rice dish tastes like a salt lick; *so much* salt (and I am usually the one reaching for a salt shaker!); it made me feel nearly ill after. We saw an amazing sunset so we chalked our overpriced disgusting food up to “paying for the view”, but we would never go back, nor ever recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good drinks , cool breeze and outside on beach which was great. Bustling so not exactly super relaxing but fun. Wait staff super busy but fast service.

Date of visit: October 2021
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11 July 2019|
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Response from Suzza77 | Reviewed this property |
No it is not,but not far by car.
1 December 2018|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
You know that those are great questions. Children would love Lava Lava. Their staff will try to give the table requested but you may have to be patient. Have an extra drink. And have fun!
23 April 2018|
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Response from Carole517 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, every night. But they have special guests, I believe on Friday’s.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lava Lava Beach Club

Yes, Lava Lava Beach Club offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lava Lava Beach Club is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Lava Lava Beach Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5