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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We waited almost an hour to get a burger and a salad. It seems that there were two big parties that were prioritized by the waiters. In our case, the waiting time was actually okay because we weren’t that hungry yet. The food was average...More

Thank Roman_Austria
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best coffee we have had since being here. Good service and food. Would recommend. No gluten free toast though.

1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of two restaurants I visited twice in the week I visited the big island. It was referred to me as the best place for breakfast in Kona and I now agree. They have a relatively small menu, but everything on it is...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A recommendation brought me here for dinner and I am not sure why as the food was not great and the service a bit manic. The cocktail was a short pour for such a large glass. The risotto was ok, tasty enough, though the ono...More

Thank lite29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fiend and I stopped in for a mid afternoon snack and the experience began with the hostess rolling her eyes. We were seated at a table where the shade umbrella was broken and they didn’t offer to reseat us even though there was plenty...More

Thank Enjoyinglife2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was rated quite high and we were excited to try it. There are a lot of options nearby, this one did not live up to its ratings. Average at best. Good latte but food was not so good.

Thank colby s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are creatures of habit and when we find something wonderful we stick with it. We had breakfast here a few times during a week we stayed in Hawaii. The island style pancakes are terrific. The live music while watching the waves is relaxing and...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to the new location, about fourth time overall. Still has a lot of island charm. Very nice server who had grown up on Molokai. Wonderful Ono, perfectly prepared. View and location still great, we could walk from our condo.

1  Thank Cororegon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decor/location: Two-story, porch-style seating. Upstairs seating provides great view of the sunset, across the street from the water. Menu: Covers beef, pork, fish, vegetarian, plus pizzas at dinner. Salads, pupus. Service: Friendly, attentive. Quality: Average. The fresh catch ono was dry, but the ribs were...More

1  Thank Pacificisles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally chose this restaurant based on a Trip Advisor rating. Very good wait staff, knowledgeable about the menu, and helpful with the menu and drinks.

1  Thank Evan W
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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
US$30 - US$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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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