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2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
+1 808-742-1661
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After traveling almost 24 hours, it was just wonderful to settle into dinner at Lava's. When we checked into Sheraton, the concierge recommended reservations, which was wise for dinner. We each had the special (ahi); my husband had the mo'o (adult milkshake) and I had Pinot Gregio. With 20 percent tip, bill came to $78. Loretta, our waiter, was attentive,... More 

Thank eahaman
Wyandotte, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been my second visit to Hawaii, my wife and I decided to stay at a resort this time. We decided to try Lava's as they were the primary restaurant near the pool/beach area serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had an awesome breakfast our first day there. Plenty of variety for everyone. Mimosas and Mai Tai's were awesome! Lunch... More 

Thank Dionysios S
Santa Barbara, CA
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to start your day across walkway from beach and choice of buffet or menu items. Staff was very friendly, informative and all dishes were very well prepared.

Thank Sbroadhog
Bend, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very slow. The Poolani burger is very good. The Fish Tacos are not very good, they are much better at the nearby Tortilla Republic restaurant.

Thank James H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey drinks but yummy ones and beautiful location. Order the Big Kahuna. We didn't order food but our friends did and said it was "ish."

Thank katbear7
Weatherford, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lava's is 30 feet from the beach and adjacent the beach side pool. The bar and restaurant services both the beach guests and pool guests. Staff is friendly and attentive. Its open air and has great ambiance. Live local musicians playing the evenings. Great breakfast buffet. Family friendly.

Thank stephanifenton
Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a few hours of a whale watching charter, we decided to stop at the Sheraton Kauai to share memories of happy experiences there and see the upgrades to the grounds and facilities. With a drive back to the north shore facing us, we decided to see if Lava's was still serving indoors. We were warmly greeted and offered a... More 

Thank Krink68
Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had drinks and nachos while hanging out by the pool. Both were good. Staff was friendly but didn't come by often enough for refills.

Thank JAE2512
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the quality of the food was great, we kind of wished there were more choices. Service was good!

Thank natashajennings
Yorkville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast buffet is fantastic, service and food are great, bartenders are friendly drinks are good!!

Thank blown455

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $32
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-1661
Lava’s on Poipu Beach offers lovely open-air ocean views of Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kauai Resort. This casual, locally inspired bar and grill offers a great open-air dining experience with service from sunrise to sunset.

Located next to the resort's Ocean Pool and just steps from the beach, Lava’s on Poipu Beach gives a fun and delicious twist to a traditional bar and grill, adding to the excitement of the Poipu Beach's oceanfront playground. Check out our Live Entertainment.

Drink Specials 4-6pm Everyday!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?