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“Best Patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-327-2161
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Ranked #11 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $30 - $30
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!
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great location with view of the bay, and the food is wonderful. One caveat...they do not serve liquor, but you can buy a bottle of wine close by and they will be glad to pour.

They make the best cinnamon rolls on the planet, come early or they will be gone

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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saskatoon, saskatchewan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent place for food and drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went for breakfast but this place is busy all day.
Great live music (background music, still very easy to talk and be heard). Excellent selection of food and drinks with good pricing. We had the banana buttermilk pancakes with sliced bananas and macadamia nuts on top with coconut syrup, bacon and a fruit cup. DELICIOUS!!! great view of the ocean and a good spot for "people watching". Friendly service, a great find.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lunch was "ok" I've heard breakfast is "more bettah"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Lunch...

Food was pretty average despite "organic ingredients".

Fish tacos were "sub-par" (go to the Kona Brewing Co for good fish tacos) and small portioned.

Grilled chicken sandwich was good and well portioned. Fries were thin, cold, and pretty soggy.

Greek salad looked good and well portioned.

Coffee was good but nothing to rave about (I know my coffees).

Service was friendly but slooooooooowwwww. Food took a while. Took 15min to get the check and another 10 to get change.

Maybe we'll try them for breakfast (which is what I've heard is really what they are there for).

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hawaii
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This restaurant offers Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ambiance is beautiful as you sit looking at the ocean and the surfers. The food is fabulous. Medium priced. I like the breakfast baked goods and coffee early morning and the delicious famous salads at dinner. I've never been disappointed. Although sometimes service is a little slow and there can be a wait for tables.

Visited February 2013
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Pleasanton, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Location, Good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Loved this location right on Ali'i. Great atmosphere with live music. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is that it was bring your own wine and I didn't realize that before we got there. If you're prepared, you'll love it.

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