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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
10:30 - 20:00
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here several times for breakfast over a two week period. The service was very good with polite and helpful wait staff. We tried several dishes and they were all well made and tasty. The ginger tea is made in house and very good. They were moving locations the last day we were there. The move was just next... More 

Thank Traveller_80007
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambiance in this place was amazing! Right on the water and you could feel the gentle breeze! It was a perfect location. Even better- the food was amazing! While I am not a vegetarian, I had the veggie sandwich and it was delicious!! Amazing coffee drinks and a wide assortment!

Thank Liz W
Peoria, Arizona
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right in the heart of town with a view of the ocean. The food staff and ocean view is wonderful

Thank Jordy B
Happy Valley, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best service, of ANY of the restaurants that we visited while in Kona, was our last night at Island Lava Java. The had just moved into their new location and we still working out the kinks, but they sure know how to take care of their guests! They were very nice and hospitable. The food was very good, as... More 

Thank vickiirish42
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to Island Lava Java (my first was a year ago), but my first in their beautiful new location!! Delicious food every time!! Each dish comes beautifully presented! The staff is attentive and helpful in a friendly, and welcoming manner!!! Amazing sunset views too!!!! A Great Find!!! I will keep coming back!!!

Thank Ellen B
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty of seating. The menu is great but service was slow. This was due to the new location just opening up and everyone dealing with the expanded service. It's still a great place for lunch and the staff is great.

Thank rayingram2017
Houston, TX
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool scene if a little touristy at sunset. Good drinks, live music too. Food is big portions, Hawaiian style cuisine - tasty but not the best we had. Would give it a solid 3.5 if I could. I would go back, but maybe better for groups than couples!

Thank JasonTravels
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch here and the menu did not disappoint. Each of our egg dishes were tasty and were served with a small orchid on top! The combination of good food, live music and the breezy island view from our outdoor table made the experience very enjoyable.

Thank alpha2graz
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed breakfast and good coffee at their new location. Great patio with views of the ocean. Friendly staff.

Thank Cheryl G
South Haven, Michigan
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are at the restaurant the first night it was open at its new location. The Ono was excellent and the pizza was good. The view from the restaurant was very good.

Thank JBMyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?