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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (131 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (74 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday

Island Lava Java was recently moved to a larger and much better location just a few doors away from the old location. They added new food items and full bar and all is outstanding. Visited here at least once a day or did happy hour....More

1  Thank 165junellew
Reviewed yesterday

I came a bit late on a Friday night- parked in the lot behind the restaurant, went upstairs where there was live music and had a good meal with great service. I definitely plan to eat there again on my next trip!

1  Thank bearinsf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice Selection of island food, macadamia banana pancakes with coconut cream, Omelettes with Kailua pork. Yum! Beautiful sea view.

1  Thank bennybear
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overrated. Based on price, we though the place was poor. Table was wobbly. My $19 fish breakfast was quite small for the price. Pancakes nice but nothing too special. The service was pretty poor. Had to ask for more coffee. Usually it just gets refilled....More

Thank AeroDDD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved having breakfast here - awesome choices. My favorite is the Roasted Veggie Omelette. Mimosas are a great way to start off the day. Lunch and dinner choices are amazing as well. Staff is very friendly and attentive!

1  Thank aeslaughter
Reviewed 4 days ago

All good; location, food & service. Perfect for brunch, lunch or sipping a beer at sunset. Perfect atmosphere to reflect or begin that first novel.

1  Thank KirkK63
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week on the Big Island I wanted to treat my sister to a nice dinner out. I let her pick, she chose Island Lava Java. Although it is across the street from the water, the view is absolutely incredible. Dining on a week...More

1  Thank Rose H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very busy evening during the holidays. The staff were friendly, although clearly rushed off their feet.The food took a while to come out but wow was it worth the wait! This is a great place with lots of character and a...More

1  Thank shazzzalongley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Kona 5 times now and usually this is where we go for a nice meal. This time around, in new and larger premises, we felt it was losing touch a bit. Over several meals: Espressos made too long and into cold...More

Thank Bryanmtcook1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first meal at Island Java was for dinner. Excellent local fish, fantastic sunset view, and helpful service. The whole atmosphere at this restaurant says slow down and enjoy island time with some great food. Our second visit was for breakfast. We were seated upstairs...More

1  Thank RamblinReck
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
9 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
5 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
  • E-mail
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!
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