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“Great service. Average food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lava's

Lava's
2440 Hoonani Road, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808.742.1661
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Ranked #23 of 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: American
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1 review
“Great service. Average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The service was great, our waiter was very nice and informative about the places to go and see. The food was average. The view was beautiful which off sets the food.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Not Good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lava’s is the less expensive and more casual of the two restaurants on the grounds of the Sheraton in Poipu, Kauai. On the plus side, there is good service from the wait staff, a pleasant view over the pool, beach and ocean, and a relaxed atmosphere. On the minus side, there is the food. The dishes that we had at Lava's were mediocre, which is being kind. Our meals were almost floating in oil. Beneath the oil the food was nearly flavorless. With all of the fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables that abound in Hawaii, it is almost inconceivable how they can be prepared as poorly as they are at Lava's. Have a drink here, but eat elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Emeryville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome FOod and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great food and service! Wonderful location (overlooking the beach and pool areas)! Everything was perfect!

Visited February 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Had lunch here with family 3 of 9 days. So wonderful. All food yummy. Server recognized us from when we were there two days prior. Can't go wrong with the Menehune Pork Sliders. Soooo delicious.

Visited February 2014
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Poipu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great location near the beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We wanted to check out the Sheraton and after a nice walk called in to Lava's for drinks. They have an excellent choice of food and wines in an outdoor atmosphere. Service was very good and with champagne at $6 a glass we had quite a few. Also had the Hummus which was tasty and served with pita bread. Nice spot to while away the hours and relax.

Visited February 2014
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