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Lava Lava Beach Club

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69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-769-5282
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Kingman, Arizona
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The atmosphere, service, food & drinks were just over the Top! My son and his family came to be with us for our 50th anniversary on the big island of Hawaii and we chose the lava/lava club for lunch one day. It could not have been any better, the kids all wanted something different and all 7 of us walked... More 

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New York
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lava Lava is a fun spot for a night out in the otherwise sleepy Waikoloa area. We went after dark so did not have the full 'beach' effect -- at its best for the sunset we hear. We did love having our feet in the sand while dining on low tables with big comfy armchairs. Food is better than average... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to hang out on the beach. The restaurant has wooden chairs and couches on the beach. These are first come first serve. We were there around noon and were able to sit in the chairs on the beach. We had delicious tropical cocktails. The coconut mai tai is a must. We also shared the pupus: coconut shrimp and... More 

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Thank Cheryl L
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

When we went there the restaurant the restaurant was not crowded. But they said the only way your going to get service is by sitting on a table with cushion seats or up by the bar. Of course they were all fill and we would have to wait for a hour . This place sucks far as service

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Somerset, New Jersey
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was fresh and the service impeccable... we had a large party dining and our needs were met with enthusiasm and friendliness

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went there for dinner over Xmas holiday. Seated at great spot near the beach. We were a party of 8. They had a singer that played the guitar and he was excellent. Server was great and told us about all the items we had questions about. I had the Chicken with 1/2 order of ribs. Big plate and all was... More 

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Thank Steven C
Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting and celebrating your holiday with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed several of our favorite dishes. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo! More 

Montgomery, Texas
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

On our last night in Waikoloa, we selected Lava Lava Beach Club - best evening ever. Perfect weather, dining on the beachfront, enjoyable Live Hawaiian music (with dancing), excellent food, and great service-what more could one ask for !!! We decided to do a sharing, and ordered appetizers, each one was excellent- standing ahi tacos, sizzling shrimp, ribs, and club... More 

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Thank GinaBRU
Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting! Glad you enjoyed so many of our dishes. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food was very good but we found it a bit pricey for lunch. We ordered chips and salsa and a side of guacamole which was not on the menu and the portion was so small we had to order 2 . They should just have an order of guacamole and chips on the menu . The drinks were interesting... More 

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Thank Betty R
Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Please be sure to check out our happy hour on your next visit. Happy hour is 3-5 pm daily and we offer select food & drink items at an excellent value. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a nice time at Lava Lava, but this was despite food and drinks. My son compared it to a Friday's on the Beach, and that is pretty spot in. Very familiar service, sickeningly sweet cocktails, and lots of fried food. The beach is nice - it is a good idea to go to Lava Lava with realistic expectations... More 

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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us. Mahalo for the feedback! More 

Bend, Oregon
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415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It was too windy to hang out on the beach so here we are having drinks and appetizers at Lava Lava. Garlic shrimp!!! Kalua pork nachos!!! Great location right on the beach with views of the water. Our waiter Mark S was a pro. Funny Friendly and made good suggestions.

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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Happy to hear you enjoyed our food! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-769-5282
Description
Lava Lava Beach Club is brought to you by the same people who bring you Huggo's oceanfront restaurant in Kailua-Kona , On The Rocks, a casual beach bar in Kailua-Kona, Paradise Gourmet Catering, the Big Island leader in custom events and weddings and Grass Shack Parties & Rentals, the go-to source for all local style affordable parties.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?