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Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #15 of 298 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great location, service and food. We went here for dinner on the night of our arrival and loved the everything about it.

We had pizzas for dinner, and they accommodated our requests. Service was with a smile.

The pizzas were great and we loved the touch of complimentary 'soups' and 'desert' ..... just tiny morsels, but very effective.

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Thank BeautifulMind000
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had a lovely leisurely Sunday brunch there. Great food with fresh ingredients, and loads of it. Good choice for meat-eaters and veges, which is nice. Salad on the side was an unexpected pleasure. The choice of drinks (non-alcoholic) was really good, and mine packed a good caffeine punch.

The staff are warm and attentive - yes, it's island time, but you don't notice. It was really busy, but they kept us looked after.

The music was a nice touch.

We loved it so much we came back on our last day before getting on the plane. Perfect relaxed end to the holiday. The food and service were just as good.

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Thank eves_travels
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic breakfasts with Denis playing his ukulele and amazing view. Alway have breakfast here on our first day in Kona.

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Thank CJBRoute66
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The of the best cups of coffee I have had in a while....have a cinnamon bun
With that coffee....there great.
Very busy place....but worth the wait

Thank DaveCollignon
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We made a reservation to be sure to have a view of the sunset. Our table was in the perfect spot and we watched the sunset and boats coming and going. This restaurant is right on the sidewalk/street so does have a lot of foot traffic which for some people might be a negative but for me was one more interesting feature. The manager and waitress were both very helpful when we couldn't decide what to order. We ended up with the ribs and macadamia nut crusted ono and both were delicious. There was live entertainment and we could have sat there all night. The atmosphere is casual. As many other reviewers noted it is BYOB but if you don't remember to bring your wine there is a store just a few feet away. I wish we had discovered this our first night in the area rather than the last.

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Thank Carol G
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