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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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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Eagle, Idaho
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great food by the pool or sitting inside the open air eatery. The food we had was great. The morning buffet was a little pricy without anything spectacular. I would skip it and go off property for a breakfast burrito!

Thank Cindy P
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had the chicken avocado sandwich, chicken bento box and tortilla chips with guacamole. The total was $44. This was mediocre food, dry and bland. The service was great and the setting is awesome, covered outside seating overlooking the ocean. We were hoping for so much more. It was overpriced for what you got.

Thank Kris C
Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great open air ocean view restaurant with a casual feel. The staff make you feel welcome whether you are a hotel guest or not. We had the Ahi Poke Plate and the Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box for lunch. Both were excellent in fact my husband said the Ahi Poke was FABULOUS. Average prices - Great service - Great View. Overall... More 

Thank Bimmer29
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great place to have a drink or two but be prepared to pay for the privilege! People are very friendly and helpful. Something to do an evening with pleasant and, hopefully beautiful, company.....

Thank CarlosandGigi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Lavas at the Sheraton in Poipu. Location is fantastic, pretty much on the beach. Food is GREAT. Watch the Allii luau from the restaurant, don't buy a ticket. Prices are not cheap, but it's a resort and everything is expensive. At least the food and drinks are above average. Try the Kalua pork nachos and the bento box.... More 

Thank Kristin H
Alamo, California
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stayed at the Sheraton for 5 night and ate our breakfast and other meals at lava's. We ate the Buffett each day but they do have a menu. The Buffett was complete, good but maybe a little proey. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

Thank Patrick S
Abbotsford, Canada
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289 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We've been staying at the Sheraton Kauai Resort for 2 weeks now and have enjoyed having our lunches here on the days that we hung out at the pool! Food is awesome and there is tons of stuff to choose from on their menu! Every time we've tried something different and we have loved it all! Great cocktails and beer... More 

Thank Barb F
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went here for lunch and they offered the Pineapple Cup drinks! Be prepared, it was $10 just for the pineapple so expect to spend between $22-$24 just for the drink. I got the Tai Chi something or other and it was fantastic! We also got burgers but they were really really dry and tasteless. I would highly recommend for... More 

Thank debijross
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

First time going to Lava's, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed it so much that we went back two days later for more great good, drinks and local entertainment. Maria was a phenomenal waitress and very attentive. Definitely on our keeper list!

Thank Mary P

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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, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?