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All 231 Kailua-Kona Restaurants

Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #14 of 231 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Palani
Transit: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
Description: Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great night out at Lava Java! Meals were large and after reading reviews we decided to take advantage of the Byo beer and wine. We were surprised that there was no corkage though! Don't expect a wine glass- when I asked for a wine glass I was given a tumbler but that was fine. My hubby drank his beer from... More

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Santee, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I fuond this place by searching online for a breakfast place in Kona. We were there on a weekday and it was pretty busy but we were seated right away at one of the outside tables. We had the best view of the ocean - what a relaxing way to eat breakfast. The food was excellent and the staff was... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Stopped by here on a recommendation for breakfast while traveling. I had some sort of creme brulee oatmeal and it was delicious. Nice and filling to keep me going for a day of exploring the island. Only downside was it was a little busy and hard to find a place to sit (they don't seat you, its you place an... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Small place, but great outdoor area. They have live music some nights, but this is the place for good food and ocean view of the bay. Great romantic place too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went pretty much everyday when I visited for iron man ! Food fantastic especially pancakes !! Especially enjoyed being able to ration myself with maple syrup love it !!! It got a little crazy line wise but that was due to the event on the island, staff really friendly, only place bar one I visited that could cope well under... More

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fish tacos! A perusal of Trip Advisor led us to Island Lava Java for the fish tacos, but oh boy, it was so much more! Great water view, gorgeous looking sweets, and yes, awesome grilled fish tacos. If you like the waterfront vibe of Lahaina, but prefer the company of runners to barstool jockeys, then you'll love this place.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Was a BYOD (Bring Your Own Alcoholic Drink) so we had to go back to the local ABC stores a few doors away – they are everywhere! – to stock up. There were 4 of us, we had Pizza ($19), Macadamia encrusted Fresh Catch ($27), Chicken ($24) and Ribs ($28) – came to $105 before tips. I liked the place... More

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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great people watching spot! Food came pretty quickly and was well prepared. People are friendly, enjoyed sipping my coffee and watching the passersby.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited Island Lava Java for both breakfast and dinner over the course of the week that we were in Hawaii. Breakfast was amazing, lots of food choices, kinda pricey, service was slow, and got "to go" because they were so busy. Dinner on the other hand...the restaurant was almost empty and service was even SLOWER than at breakfast. We left... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Lava Java used to be good when I first went to Kona some years ago but now the service is terrible the foods is ok and the prices are too high. It's a classical point in the Alii but far from being te best...

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Additional Information about Island Lava Java

Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-327-2161
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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