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2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First breakfast in Kauai... Sticker shock. Quality was good, variety OK. Service was solid and the waitstaff attentive. Remember, most food stuffs are shipped from the West coast first to Oahu then onto Kauai.

Thank Pete v
Overland Park, Kansas
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great breakfasts here and a lunch. Also used their lounge. Everything was very good and priced reasonably. I liked it's location next to the pool and beach.

Thank Petzold
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lava's is located in the Sheraton, by the pool. They are open for breakfast & lunch daily, dinner 2 nights a week when Rum Fire is closed. We went for lunch once. Food was ok, but expensive for what it is. There are nice views of the beach though. We considered going for breakfast one morning, but an egg dish... More 

Thank Jay D
Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here a couple times for an afternoon libation. Did not stay at the hotel. They have an informal menu that pairs nicely with a cocktail. We ordered a Hula Girl, which is similar to a mai tai but believe there is different or stronger rum. It is not on the menu but we remember having it a good number... More 

Thank Betsie49
Cypress, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was less exotic than expected but was still very good. Both the table service & the bar service was excellent.

Thank Nikki G
Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lava's is a bit pricey for their breakfast buffet, but that's Kauai hotels in general. Lunch is fine - burgers, veggie burgers (a fave of mine), salads. Pass on the prime rib dinner - it's not worth the price, not even close. Staff, however, was great. We told one server to take her time with us because we were in... More 

Thank Tanya V
Hoover, Alabama
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sheraton. This is an onsite restaurant at the Sheraton. We ate the breakfast buffet every day and it was really good. We usually did not have to wait long for a table. Our service was good- we had a really nice waiter that remembered us every morning. Their coffee was terrible but the guava juice made... More 

Thank Mikedandsheilad
Lynnwood, WA
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387 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stayed at the Sheraton for five nights, and were comped some passes to the buffet. We normally eat pretty light on vacation (cereals, toast, yogurt), so we knew we were unlikely to visit the buffet, especially given the price. Service was prompt, and after being seated and have a drink order taken, it was off to the buffet. It... More 

Thank dunadan
Palo Alto, California
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We usually do one brunch buffet while on the island, typically at the Hyatt. Tried Lava's this time. It really paled in comparison to the Hyatt both in terms of selection and quality. They do win on setting however.

Thank Koa-sfo-lih
Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sheraton for our honeymoon so we used lavas a lot. The food was very nice and a good size, the cocktails were also very good. The staff were very friendly and the service was fantastic. Only thing I would say is the menu is limited for lunch and the prices on the drinks are quite high.

Thank kieran_elise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $16
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 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: 808.742.1661

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?