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“Excellent Spot”
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #13 of 287 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Excellent Spot”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a great experience at Lava Java. Karan, the hostess was very friendly and got an awesome spot outside. Our server Alyssa was very friendly and efficient. The food was really tasting and great presentation. We really enjoyed our Brunch on the Sunday. The entertainment is also good. A must place to visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Great Breakfast, Don't trust phone directions.”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We ate at both the Kona and the Waikiloa locations and they couldn't be more different. We can't recommend the Waikloa location but the Kona location was great. Fresh baked goods, awesome banana macademia pancakes, fresh juices and a stellar egg white veggie omlette. I would go back but prefer the Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea. The wife has the opposite opinion. Try them both and you decide. Awesome view and great morning spot.

  • Visited July 2013
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Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We enjoyed breakfast here twice. Once we sat and ate and the next time we took it to go. Amazing pastries and food. Nice entertainment and beautiful view of the ocean! We sat on the rock wall and watched the fish while enjoying our to go breakfast, simply amazing

  • Visited July 2013
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Indiana
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Average food and too expensive”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Wife, daughter and I had dinner there last night. My wife had a salad, my daughter had a chicken dish and I had ribs. Wife liked her salad, but my daughter and I did not like our meals. The atmosphere was excellent but the food was not good at all. Almost $75 for the three of us to eat dinner. Will not eat there again

  • Visited July 2013
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing coffee java shake”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Little bit of a wait to be seated and that was at 8.00am!! But worth the wait. Great service, stunning salmon bendict, and beautiful view. I will be coming for a second visit

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