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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed our food very much, and stayed a long time chatting. Great view while dining outside. Very friendly service.

Thank J B
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We snacked there several times during our vacation in Kailua-Kona. Good place for a coffee and breakfast or lunch/dinner, with outdoor dining. Good sandwiches (especially with grilled ono fish) and tempting breakfast pastries. Just across the street from the bay. Good for people watching on popular Ali'i Drive. Convenient off-street parking in large lot in back. We enjoyed the mellow... More 

Thank DenisK
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live in Kona and come here often, usually for breakfast or lunch. The breakfast, sandwiches and burgers are great. Be aware that they have a brunch menu on Sundays, so not all of the breakfast options are available. Live and learn. We also went for dinner once and it was a little odd. The description and presentation of the... More 

Thank Lon K
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here for lunch, the food was nice and the service was relatively quick and easy. I'd recommend coming here!

Thank Andrew W
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outdoor waterfront casual eatery (a few tables inside as well) with a very nice view across Alii Drive from beautiful Kailua Bay. Great for "people watcbing". Good breakfast and a very good lunch menu with a few delicious vegan / vegetarian options. Also, it's one of the few BYOB places in Kona. Definitely worth a try.

Thank Pacosattva
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stop here almost every day when we are in Kona. Their veggie omelette is yummy with goat cheese and sauted veggies and their meat omelette is filled with shredded pork. Yes, sometimes there is a 5 min wait but what a great way to sit along the wall and watch the waves roll in - can't get any better... More 

Thank Lorraine N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have had the privilege of visiting Kona 6 times over the years. We find ourselves continuing to come back to Lava Java. This time on the island we visited most of the major restaurant's in the area. However we kept coming back to Lava Java for the great food, friendly service and unbeatable view. We had breakfast lunch and... More 

Thank tommybhama
Denver, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked out the Website this morning and was looking forward to having lunch there. The website stated choose your seat and waite for a server. When we got there after 11:30 we saw the sign that read wait to be seated. There were lots of empty tables, at least 4 servers behind the bakery counter no one acknowledged us.... More 

Thank jrbrack
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service not great. You gotta beg for coffee refills and the coffee is consistently Luke warm. And I think all the servers are new

Thank Colin H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first morning on the big island we dined here for breakfast. The coffee was top quality and the food (especially the pork and the Portuguese sausage) was very memorable. We ate here two more times during our stay in Waikoloa.

Thank Sheila M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, 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 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?