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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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  • 25
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 48
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  • 25
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was good, drinks can be really good or not that good

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Leolionn
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great for brunch, they have a buffet option; not always open for dinner, some days of the weeks it's closed, so call to check

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Urbandale
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Outside bar and restaurant. Pool and ocean side. A mix of local and name beers. Quite a variety of menu choices for food, many local specials. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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505 reviews 505 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nice restaurant with a nice sunset view or further in where you can see the luau. The food is solid and well made. The service is excellent too.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed at the resort this month and had a breakfast and 2 lunches. Not impressed with the breakfast buffet, it is very expensive and the fruit isn't even the island fruit we expected. The 2 Lava's lunches were delivered to us in the bungalow, one of our servers was very good, the other forgot much of our order. The... More 

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Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Allen is one of the many great waiters at Lava's and the food is always consistent and good. We generally eat lunch poolside from the Lava's menu. Too many items to list here but our favorites are the wings, quesadilla, burger and salads.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Cheap and Hawaii aren't generally used in same sentence, but $ 5 happy hour mai tais are fairly priced with good appetizers and great service from friendly bartenders

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Portland, Oregon
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed the buffet and poolside lunch service is OK. Food is good but pool service is very slow due to understaffing. They are not usually open for dinner.

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Rochester, MN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ate breakfast here 4 times and dinner 1 time during our recent visit. First, the prices indicted here on trip advisor are not accurate, double them at least. Breakfast, unless you booked a deal, is $30 for a typical $15 buffet on the mainland. I understand this is Hawaii, but service was slow as well ... 2 of 4... More 

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Fresh salads and decent appetizers made this a solid choice for lunch. They also have a pretty good happy hour.

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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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