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Lava's

2440 Hoonani Road, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808.742.1661
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Ranked #26 of 35 restaurants in Koloa
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We fell in love with the food and service. Breakfast buffet is a must here. The Mai Tai's are outstanding. Everyone is so friendly and always have a smile on their faces.

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Hanford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Food was okay for this venue but being able to sit and enjoy some of the most incredible ocean views known to mankind made every good. Bar service was a little slow.

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Wellington, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great service. Decent drinks. Did not eat, but the menu looked good. The atmosphere seems confused. Too sterile for a "pool bar" yet too casual for a restaurant. Seems to have an identity crisis.

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a good lunch at Lava's. The waitress was very attentive. We only ate here once but did have them deliver the pork nachos and drinks to our cabana.

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Rome, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate at Lava's for breakfast twice and lunch once. The $25 American Buffet is a great way to start the day--great selection of food. The wait staff both times for breakfast were outstanding. The waffles are are also excellent. For lunch the fish tacos were good. Service is a little slower if you're in one of the bungalows by... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great food. I wish they were open every night for dinner besides Sunday and Monday. We ate breakfast there everyday since we were staying at the Sheraton. I think they could lower the price based on what they offer to eat- especially for the actual buffet. Service was great and it was very clean.

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La Verne, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Convenient-clean-good food-we ate our 1st meal in Kauai there. Went back several times---it was by the pool and on the beach. We sat there and ate-dreamed of coming back-watched the waves-what else could you ask for?

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vandenberg village, ca
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146 reviews 146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Not as nice as the old buffer but also less expensive. The lunches were good and a nice daily special. Sunday evening dinner was especially nice.

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Oley, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lava's offers a great breakfast buffet that includes the usual fresh fruit, eggs, waffles, pancakes and pastries...all of which are very good. What sets Lava's apart is the amazing view of Poipu Beach. The waves, the sand, the occasional dolphin or whale sighting...what a great way to start the day!

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Palos Verdes
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The food is good, basic food. Not gourmet by a long shot, but tasty and reasonably priced. The breakfast buffet is reasonably priced as well with a nice variety of items from which to select.

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