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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 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
Recommend the Lava!

Great hamburgers! Can't beat this island beef. Excellent chicken bento for lunch one day. Husband loved the fish and chips. Breakfast buffet is large, lots of dishes, but pricey. Good splurge. We ate there twice during our two week stay. Watch the hours of operation. Only open for dinner on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Marilyn P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great hamburgers! Can't beat this island beef. Excellent chicken bento for lunch one day. Husband loved the fish and chips. Breakfast buffet is large, lots of dishes, but pricey. Good splurge. We ate there twice during our two week stay. Watch the hours of operation. Only open for dinner on Monday nights. Restaurant closes at 5:00pm other days but room... More 

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The breakfast was good but I wouldn't say excellent. The price is $29.00 per person and frankly for that price I was expecting more food choices and maybe a omelet station. The appetizers from lunch menu were good.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Believe it or not, reasonable prices for a breakfast buffet in Kauai. Friendly service good selection. There are bigger better buffets at other hotels but this one is more than sufficient, fresh and again, reasonably priced. Bagels aren't very good if you are looking for New York style, they serve those packaged mini bagels which in one hand are great... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

$58 for 2 for breakfast seems a bit much, even though the eggs Benedict was the best I've ever had. The wait staff was very attentive and courteous.

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate here due to convenience. Mistake. The nachos were mediocre, and that's being rather generous. The prices were outrageous. It is hard to figure out how Lava's gets away with mediocre food and service at such high prices. Next time we will walk or drive to another eatery.

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New Boston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had breakfast most mornings, and a few lunches throughout our stay. Breakfast is an excellent spread though it is expensive. Lunch is usually a small portion again very expensive. The service was excellent. The waitstaff are all happy to talk and share some of their favorite spots. The food is delicious.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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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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
  • 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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