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“Lovely lodge style restaurant with great staff and amazing food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kilauea Lodge & Restaurant

Kilauea Lodge & Restaurant
Volcano Village, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
(808) 967-7366
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $43
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: between Wright and Haunani
Description: Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, located in the quiet village of Volcano, sits on 5 acres of gardens and gazebos and native forest. This hotel restaurant features a large fireplace, local art, koa tables, and is open nightly. Chef/owner Albert Jeyte blends flavors from his European background with farm, ranch and seafood products from Hawaii, the surrounding Pacific and elsewhere. Volcano Village is at 3700 feet elevation and evenings are often cool and misty. The historic fireplace welcomes guests with it's cheery fire. Home made soups and breads tease the appetite. Albert specializes in unusual game...venison, antelope, rabbit, duck. The biggest sellers are local fish dishes; ahi, ono, mahimahi and the exotic Tristan lobster. A large wine list complements the eclectic menu.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely lodge style restaurant with great staff and amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had dinner here as we were staying at the Volcano House which had no restaurant when we stayed (due to a refurbishment).
The lodge is lovely and cozy and although we booked relatively late, we were made to feel very welcome.
There's a decent variety of food on the menu (steaks, raw fish, Italian, vegetarian options, awesome home made bread) and the staff are lovely and attentive without being intrusive.
I had the Antelope Filet which was a revelation for me. It was cooked to absolute perfection (that is, barely cooked at all) and is wonderfully lean.
Cost wise, it's not the cheapest but you definitely get what you pay for here and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone. If you are European, make note, reservations are a good idea and like most places in this part of the USA, the restaurant closes relatively early.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Unique menu well executed in s classical setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch without reservations. The decor could be described as Classical Hawaiian. The menu was unique. I had duck vegetable soup and a Ka'u Berger. My wife had Ahi Cesar. Both were prepared quickly and were great. Desert menu was limited but a nice selection. The wait staff were pleasant even though they were being overrun with tour buses. Wish we were going to be around for dinner. The menu looks fabulous.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Concerned about KLR being Green”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate here when we came to hike the volcano area. KLR may serve good food, but my concern is to what degree they are protecting the delicate rainforest.
I told the staff person that there are issues with a few things and how they take care of the environment. She gave me an excuse and didn't seem to care.

Visited April 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“cozy spot when most needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Volcano Village can be damp and chilly in the evening, and while it seems incongruous to have such a cozy menu in Hawaii, it works. Hubby and I split the German sausage sampler with two side salads and a dessert, and a bottle of wine, and that was plenty. It was comforitng to be near a working fireplace after a long day of hiking and sunset viewing of the volcano "glow". Also enjoyed viewing the artwork on the walls, of a higher quality and greater local authenticity than usually seen in a restaurant. Service was friendly and well-paced.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant! Worth a stop.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Volcano for a week and ate here several times. A little pricey, meals start at $29, but very good. The chef is fantastic! My husband ordered a steak one night that was cooked to perfection. Great appetizers and wonderful desserts! We ordered their signature margarita (virgin) and it could have passed for a dessert, it was delicious! This is a great place to have a relaxing and delicious meal after hiking through the Volcano Park.

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