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“Yummy with Entertainment”
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #13 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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!
Allyn, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Yummy with Entertainment”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Good food. We had the breakfast croissant. Regular breakfast are good sized. Refills on coffee have a charge. I ordered a medium coffee, which was perfect at about a 2 cup size. We had great entertainment with a Jason Mraz style. Weather was perfect. Watching people and waves breaking on the black lava cost was fabulous. Continued our morning with a walk to the shops and browsing. Most shops open at 10AM.

Visited January 2013
Thank Jan D
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Reading, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We always eat here for breakfast with excellent views, service and food. Now there is table service it make this place for breakfast even easier to chill and enjoy the ocean watching for dauphins slashing in the bay. The Big Island special is recommended for those who are hungry. Kona coffee is served along with fresh orange juice.

Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nail on the head...”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I both agree that this was one of the best meals we had on the island. I have to say it was my favorite. The fish was cooked to perfection, and we ended up splitting our food because everything was soooo good. The view is incredible, ambiance is terrific and the entertainment was delightful. The entire experience was lovely.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“popular but not the best”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

the banana mac nut waffles weren't that great. i make better waffles at home. we only came here because i read about it from this site and even on chowhound.com. i don't know if there are better alternatives in the area at the same price range as we didn't get to try another breakfast place. but if i were to pick the best breakfast place on the whole island, that would be Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo.
if you're a tourist and sign up for a discount coupon on their website, they'll email you one ($5 off on $20 or more).

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to watch people”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We read so much about Lava Java we just had to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. I gave the fish tacos a try and they were delicious! There was some live music and it was fun watching people walk by. This is a great place to relax, eat some great food (that isn't horribly expensive) and have a nice evening,

  • Visited January 2013
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