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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not always greeted promptly, and service can be uneven, but we've had some great meals there.

Thank prestonsult
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in here for dinner while in town. It is located on Alii Drive in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona. Unlike some of the neighbouring restaurants there were plenty of tables available here. We sat right on the outside in the open air looking...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 days ago

朝にパンケーキとワッフルを食べてみた。味やサイズは文句なし。コーヒーはコナコーヒーが ふんだんに供されて、とても豊かな気持ちで気分がいい。ただ、テラス席はまえに道路があって 車の交通量も多いので、ちょっと興ざめ。  Having BF in the terrace is superb. Food was good and Kona coffee was good ,too..

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We caught the end of happy hour and the staff was very accommodating. The fish and chips and the tacos were very good and ample. We’ll visit again when in the area.

2  Thank janie740
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was good. Lets get that part out right away. Our server was laid back fun and relatable. The food? Well, if you like bland no flavor and upcharged pricing then ok. We ordered the hula wings. Had a little flabor mostly salt. But...More

Thank aa71stone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and came back for happy hours and dinners!! Great food-loved their Eggs Benedict (served on a buttery croissant) -YUM! Dinner was amazing and Great happy hour with the BEST Mai Tai in Kona. Fresh not artificial flavors AND they use Luxardo cherries...More

1  Thank petee007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate at Lava Java’s twice, once breakfast and once dinner. The breakfast was not as good as the dinner. Then we had waffles and papaya with granola and yoghurt. The waffles were somewhat undercooked in the middle, but the granola with papaya was good....More

1  Thank KristinMiles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Lava Java is a great place right on Ali'i Drive in Kona to grab a bite to eat. I had an ahi tuna wrap with a salad of fresh mixed greens and a vanilla creme brulee with an espresso for dessert. Everything was excellent...More

1  Thank LALeudemann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dropped into this restaurant in September 2017 and was so delighted with it, I went back 4 more times. All for breakfast, but couldn't stay away. The food was delicious, the options were good for everyone, and the employees went above and beyond. I...More

2  Thank LavenderRs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informal service, limited but affordable wine list. Companion describes service as "perky." I would not recommend ordering from the entree menu. Stick to burgers, apps, and pizza. They have no concept of how to serve "seared" Ahi

Thank jim B
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
10 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
6 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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