My husband and I spent two weeks in Kailua-Kona, HI at the beginning of November and went to Island Lava Java on three different days; once for lunch, once for breakfast and once fo dinner. Each of the meals was fantastic and more food than either of us could finish. My husband had the fish tacos and I had a turkey sandwich; both sound like usual restaurant fare but they weren't at all. Beautifully presented and delicious. Their breakfast selection is great and I thoroughly enjoyed a belgian waffle, which was huge. The evening we went for dinner, we shared an appetizier of cheeses, capers, Hawaiin honey, toasted bread and salami and then I had the Nicoise Salad which was fantastic; the tuna was done to perfection and again there was so much food, I couldn't finish it. My husand had a handmade pizza with toppings he selected himself and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Recommend a table outside so you can see the ocean and enjoy the breeze coming off the water. The staff at Island Lava Java was exactly what we enjoy....friendly, fun, witty and willing to provide information if you have questions about what to do, where to tour, etc. The restaurant doesn't have a liquor license so there is no bar service; however, if you want to bring your own wine, they will accommodate you by providing glasses and a cooler to keep it chilled.
Just an all around fantastic place to have a meal!
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