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Island Lava Java

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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Palani)
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate breakfast here. Food was decent, but our server took our order and then forgot about us. They were very busy, yet our server never came back to check on us. We got our food before our drinks, had to grab silverware off another table, and wave down someone else to get our check. My daughter got pancakes and... More 

Thank WeLove2Travel23
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our favorite breakfast place in the Waikaloa Village area. Not only is the food fresh, homemade, and hearty, it is delicious and amazingly quick! Our servers are always friendly with great service. It's also just a cool place to relax and enjoy a superb cup of 100% Kona brewed coffee. Lava Java will continue to be one of... More 

Thank Janet W
Los Angeles
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location, menu offerings, and quality is quite good. Right on Alii drive, overlooking the ocean. The host who sat us provided great personality and service--giving us a choice of a table with a view. My wife and I both enjoyed our food. However, the table service was not good. We had to ask for iced tea refills, the check,... More 

Thank pastmatt
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great organic locally sourced food. Pretty reasonably priced. Nice place to end your day. I recommend the hummus and the pizzas.

Thank Myriam L
Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have excellent food. A little pricey but worth it. The staff is very friendly. I have been to kona 4 times in the past 2 years and we always go here. It's one of my grandkids favorites.

Thank chris67651
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Island Lava Java has the most incredible veggie sandwich EVER!! Avacado, cucumber, tomato, onion and the BEST macadamia nut pesto! Loved my sandwich, service was quick and fun! The drinks are awesome, too!!

Thank granitequeen
Ocean View, Hawaii
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are local so...you have to get used to Hawaii time...sort of Mexico but English speaking. Good food, best steak sandwich on the island, but order before 3:00PM. The big secret is sunset. BYOB no corkage..warm staff, just don't rush.

Thank taipan2016
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee shop in the heart of Kailua-Kona fantastic food good service and phenomenal coffee way better than Starbucks. If you come to Kona to try Kona coffee this is a place to do it

Thank KonaDaKine
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location with nice views. The food was reasonable. But it was the service that let it down. We stopped for lunch, the place was barely half full, yet it took 15 mins to get a menu, and we got the food slapped down without any cutlery. After trying to get some attention from a waitress, we eventually got some... More 

Thank Outinthemiddaysun
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here for lunch. I had a burger and my daughter a portobello mushroom burger. Both sandwiches were decent. The homemade fries were delicious. The staff was friendly and nice and quickly fixed a wrong order error. They do have a variety of coffee and other beverages here, but no beer. But you can BYOB if you want, easily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-327-2161
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!

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