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“Great local casual ocean front dining” 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 #15 of 241 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Great local casual ocean front dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I love eating here by the ocean ,can watch people walking by , eat pretty good food , bring your own wine or whatever , and when they have music it's local and decent. Can't beat the location....

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place for lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Excellent salad and sweet potato fries. Excellent service. Great place for a quick lunch in Kona. Also very nice view of the bay.

Visited January 2014
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“Great New Year's Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Island Lava Java was a great place to have New Year's Dinner & people watch everyone who walked by. The food was great as was the staff. This is one of our most favorite places to eat & watch the sunset on the Kona side of the big island.

  • Visited December 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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“Tasty local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We tried the Lava Java during our Hawaii holidays and it was a nice surprise. We tried some local specialities which were really tasty. Waitress was very gentle and attentive. We were sitting in the terrace, by night, though I imagine views of the ocean are nice by day. Liked it and would repeat if possible.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Too long a delay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have eaten here a lot over 3 years. Tonight was special as it was our last night here. A delay of 1hr15 to get the first course was unacceptable. The maitred was not forthcoming as to the reason for such a long delay. The place was not that busy. The excuse was that there had been a lot of orders but by the time we arrived seating was at 50 per cent or less so that was not a viable reason. A pity as we have long recommended this restaurant but we hope this was a one off anomaly.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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