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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

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  • 52
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  • 26
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Under renovation - slow service

Nice spot on the beach for lunch but won't go back until the main restaurant is finished with the renovations as the service was SO SLOW!! Even on Hawaii time!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
jennifer_noble
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Nice spot on the beach for lunch but won't go back until the main restaurant is finished with the renovations as the service was SO SLOW!! Even on Hawaii time!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely the slowest service on my whole trip. I understand that there is some construction but I really don't think it should have slowed them down that much. Waitress was named Jancy. She was nice but did not help the problems at all. When the good finally came one of the orders was wrong, she apologized and said the right... More 

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast at Lava's on Palm Sunday. The view is wonderful -- no doubt about it -- but the price ($28.95 per person) is hard to justify. In addition to the normal selections, they did include Eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, and yummy toppings for waffles. My husband was UNDERwhelmed with the coffee, but we both really... More 

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Sandy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Open for dinner Sunday and Mondays it was a great dining experience poolside and excellent ocean views. TVs at the bar for those sports fanatics seeking a social place to enjoy a good meal and watch the game. My meal was excellent. Presentation and service was great. One thing I look for is service that matches the meal. Here I... More 

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate at the restaurant twice and the food and service were top notch. The restaurant is by the pool so you can see the pool and the beach as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had brunch here a couple of times during our stay. Service was a little slow on drinks but otherwise the food was good. I definitely liked convenience of it's location and made for quick trips to the bar while sitting poolside or on the beach. (Yes they have service from LAVA poolside but it seemed to take forever to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed at the Sheraton and ate dinner at Lava's on one occasion. The restaurant has a nice location with great views of the Ocean. The food and drinks were average. Overall, just ok. A bit disappointing as the location has the potential to really provide a great dining experience. I read that they are looking at serious renovations to... More 

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Delta, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is OK ...the service is OK... They used to have happy hour and the place would be VERY busy... now they have live Hawaiian music being played that is not very good... actually quite depressing... This was in March hopefully they change there plans!

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Bellevue, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed in Sheraton, and so we tried this eating place while enjoying the Sun at the pool and beach. The musroom Burger we ordered is really good, as good as those found in nice dining places. It took some time for the waitress to bring out the food to our chairs which means it is slightly cold, but still... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had lunch here a few times while relaxing at the pool. Each time we ate we where happy with the food. Drinks on the other hand could be really good or really bad. The service was alright, most times we had to wait quite a while to get somebody to come over. However, I would return if we go... 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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