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2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
+1 808-742-1661
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for breakfast and also for dinner. The food was delicious and the waitstaff was friendly & attentive. The best part, however, was having the ocean view - it was breathtaking! A little pricey, though.

Thank Maria R
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered the fresh catch of the day and were happy with our choice. The chef of the restaurant personally delivered the meal to us and it was very good. The restaurant wasn't crowded and easily afforded a view of the ocean, stars and moon. As it turned out, we also had breakfast there and it was also value-laden.

Thank Terry H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed happy hour at Lava's a few days in a row. The Lava flow and the Pina Colada were great. The bar staff was great and helpful.

Thank Randy B
Oakland, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I do like the beach front area of the Sheraton Hotel. This restaurant does not live up to the standards you would expect. It's rather swanky and casual but the food is not great as it is also an overcooked and underseasoned. They offered lounge chair service, and this almost makes up for the sad menu. The drinks are... More 

Thank Askcharles
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you expect a very casual beach/pool side bar that you can walk into in your bathing suit and bare feet you won't go wrong. It often surprises me when staff appear to care in places like this as they probably see ssssooooo many tourists. Both times we visited in the mid to late afternoon we had attentive service, and... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Richmond, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, near the beach and pool areas. Got to try the Pog juice w/vodka.. Great service, food was good.

Thank bethanybenton1
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is outstanding. Sitting at a open bar covered but steps from beach and pool cannot be beat. Friendly and accommodating staff cater to your needs. Try a fresh frozen drink or local draft along with a full bar. Food was good about 6 out of 10, and pricing about what a venue like this would demand. $6 drafts,... More 

Thank Dan P
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and several drinks here and can recommend it. We saw some hula dancing one night.

Thank sandraclaire
Arlington, Texas
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst dining experience we had on Kauai. Server was disinterested because we wanted to order from menu rather than do the breakfast buffet (we didn't want to overeat). Forgot one diner's drink, food arrived cold, one order incorrect, two kinds of toast piled onto plate and we couldn't tell them apart because they were so dried-up. Pricey, too. At least... More 

Thank Susan S
Iowa City, Iowa
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sheraton during our stay in Kauai and therefore ate a few times at Lavas for convenience purposes. We tried a variety of items on the menu and the only things we actually enjoyed and could recommend are the coconut shrimp and Parmesan garlic fries. Otherwise it was all overpriced and subpar.

Thank Lindsey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
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

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