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Lava's on Poipu

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2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
+1 808-742-1661
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is a bit overpriced but decent deals at happy hour for a resort hotel. Craft beer was $4, fancy drinks 8-9 bucks.

Thank craigdub
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk from the beach or pool you enter this peaceful restaurant with Hawaiian music playing and you think "this looks awesome," looks can be deceiving. The food wasn't very good since the majority of the menu was fried food. The service was also terrible and the waiters didn't seem to know what they were doing. The food also... More 

Thank Michael M
Valencia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got food poisoning from the Resort's LAVA café on the first night we were there, which meant staying in our room, sick, until the next day. This also meant missing our anniversary Sunday brunch that I had planned to celebrate and re-live our honeymoon.

Thank marcopQ2910OR
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the fresh papaya and other fresh fruit. And the wonderful danish rolls. And all the offerings to put on the scrambled eggs, It was all so good and Emilie, the hostess, went out her way to be friendly and helpful! A wonderful way to start a day, looking at the ocean, feeling the breeze and eating great food with... More 

Thank Kathy K
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate by the pool three times during our stay. We had their salads, their pork nachos, their chicken sandwich, and their burger. All were quite tasty. Their drinks are expensive, but nothing out of the ordinary for a resort. The servers did not come around as often as we would have liked, but we survived (the pool and ocean view... More 

Thank aztraveler62
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. The view and open resturant was perfect to enjoy Poipu beach. I was a guest at the Sheraton, so it was conviently located.

Thank SDaleytraveler
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

You can expect to pay over $50 for lunch for 2 if you don't have a drink. The Mai-Tais for expample were served in 6 oz. plastic cups and cost $13. The food was unexceptional.

Thank kels1943
Greenwood, Indiana
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We ate here a few times and hands down the best thing on the menu is the coconut shrimp. For pool bar restaurant it's okay.

Thank Indy
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Not impressed, no service despite being acknowledged by 2 staff members over the 30 mins we waited. Lava's was not busy,,, we left.

Thank arwrtawel
lexington, sc
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a delight! Great food, great view and excellent service. The presentation of the food was unique. I definitely would visit this place again.

Thank 110waltb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 32
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-1661
Lava’s on Poipu Beach offers lovely open-air ocean views of Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kauai Resort. This casual, locally inspired bar and grill offers a great open-air dining experience with service from sunrise to sunset.

Located next to the resort's Ocean Pool and just steps from the beach, Lava’s on Poipu Beach gives a fun and delicious twist to a traditional bar and grill, adding to the excitement of the Poipu Beach's oceanfront playground. Check out our Live Entertainment.

Drink Specials 4-6pm Everyday!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?