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2440 Hoonani Road, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808.742.1661
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 31
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 56
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  • 27
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
busy for brunch

Breakfast buffet was plentiful and tasty but we had to wait a while to be seated, so arrive before you are famished! It is the only restaurant on the resort open for breakfast, as far as we could tell. Later in the day, we had some drinks by the pool and they were fine. Nowhere near as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Breakfast buffet was plentiful and tasty but we had to wait a while to be seated, so arrive before you are famished! It is the only restaurant on the resort open for breakfast, as far as we could tell. Later in the day, we had some drinks by the pool and they were fine. Nowhere near as good as my... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lava's had the best fish tacos on the Island. I tried a lot of fish tacos while on vacation, but Lava's was the best. Great place for lunch after swimming at the Sheraton Beach.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Lava's Restaurant is next to the pool and with a very casual atmosphere but the food is outstanding, especially the short ribs. You don't need a knife to eat this one, just a fork and a good appetite!!! The restaurant is open, not enclosed, so you can see and hear the ocean in front of you and enjoy the... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Lava's breakfast buffet was well stocked with almost anything you can imagine for a breakfast on Hawaii. Nice fresh fruit, a variety of meats, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, eggs and pastries. Our server was gracious and very fast and didn't hesitate to keep our drinks filled. My only complaint is that I'd like the hot foods hotter and the cold... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food is good but they should have a few more Hawaiian options. Live music is great to add to your meal with the sound of crashing waves. Only open for dinner on Sundays and Mondays.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food gave me the runs. Overpriced too. $140 for three people to have lunch is ridiculous. The service was fair. Great view of the ocean.

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Bay Area , California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's just kind of good. The breakfast is a buffet ... As our waiter pointed out, ala carte is way more expensive than the buffet. I am thinking $22 per person. However, there is a very large selection and it was all hot and presented nicely. This is a very popular place, so try and get there early. For lunch,... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice solid bar with great views! The food was good. Wish it would have been open in the evening for cocktails at night more. Most nights it was closed and it would have been great to have the open air feel in the evening for an after dinner drink.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Breakfast buffet was excellent. Tomako (sp?) was amazing! We requested her daily - she was THAT good! Food was fresh and good!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As soon as we get checked in we head to Lava's for a drink and lunch. I had the Poke bowl. It was great. Tons of fresh yummy fish! We also had drink and nachos delivered to our cabana. Love the nachos! Great staff!

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Additional Information about Lava's

Address: 2440 Hoonani Road, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 808.742.1661
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 16
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2440 Hoonani Road, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808.742.1661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 16
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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