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“Great evening place”
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #32 of 302 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 April 25, 2014 via mobile

Are here twice on our trip and enjoyed both meals. Fish tacos we the best I had on the trip. Great ukulele player the first night along side the ocean view and a lunar eclipse made for a memorable night.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

The island breakfast of banana pancake with mac nuts, banana and coconut syrup with Kona coffee is just a great way to start your day! What really impressed me is the staff giving free coffee and food to a homeless guy - I think that def makes me support this restaurant way more!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I honestly have to say I have on only a few occasions eaten as good as in the Lava Java. In the beginning we were seated at one of the top table right in front of the restaurant with a wonderful view of the sunset over the ocean and right next to the live music. By US-Standards the waitress was slightly slow which, as a European, I loved that as it allowed us to enjoy the music and the ocean. The food was outstanding. The lamb starters were to the point so they were falling off the bone and the salad was really well marinated. We had fish in coconut and fish tacos for the main and both were extraordinarily done and very well seasoned. The deserts were good as well but, considering the amazing coffee, could have used a bit more flavor in comparison to the rest of the meal, but that's already critic on a very high level.
All in all the best dinner we have had on Hawaii.
Two advises to conclude, they don't serve alcohol, so you should bring your own wine or beer if you want either, but the fresh juices compensate. Secondly our singers are back every Sunday.

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Thank KeK10
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We love Island Lava Java in Kailua-Kona. The food is always fresh and tasty, and you can look out onto the ocean. I read several reviews warning about the service, but whenever we've dined there the service has always been good and the servers friendly -- and this visit was the same. We didn't have any coffee this time, but we bought beans, and have had their coffee previous visits -- and it was always good. If you're looking for a lunch spot near the water in Kailua-Kona service fresh, tasty food, I highly recommend Island Lava Java.

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Thank JustJ33
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Most of the tables are outside along Ali'i Dr. looking right at the harbor. It was glorious. The pizza was probably the best we have ever had--delicious crust. Wish it hadn't been our last day, or we would have gone back!

Thank Sandi W
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