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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Great waterfront location right on Alli Drive withing walking distance from our Condo. We ate breakfast here twice. The food was great the portions were very generous and the wait staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Loved the Kona coffee to start our day. Was...More

Thank tlcsoccermom
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch there just after they moved to the new location. Some kinks were being worked out with the POS system. Ambiance is great, right on Ali'i with wonderful views. Service was friendly, but not polished. Food was good, not great. I had a...More

Thank newmediasoup2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Lava Java upon recommendation for their coffee. I didn't have a coffee as it was my 40th so I engulfed in a cocktail instead 😉 4 others in our group had a coffee and they all agreed it was amazing. The view...More

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first time back and we were greatly surprised that they have a newer, much larger location. It was very comfortable and has a great view. We had a lunch there and ordered the poke wrap, fish tacos, fish sandwich, and the kids...More

Thank msjj30
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is in an ideal location, service good, food average however not on the below average side more the ok but nothing to write home about.

Thank MichelleESydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and giant cinnamon roll. Average service but great view and a nice place to sit and people watch

Thank ilosto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reviewed several breakfast spots before picking this one. Let's start out with the good the staff was friendly and helpful. I had the macadamia nut Banana pancakes i'm a huge pancake fan but I can tell that the pancakes came from a box which...More

Thank zachsGreenbean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Lava Java recently relocated a short distance away from its original location on Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona and the new place is fantastic. There is more dining space and now there is also a bar. Live music adds to the ambiance as you enjoy...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since they moved with more room than on the sidewalk I thought I'd stop by and check them out. Good selection of foods. Good views. And friendly staff.

Thank stmedic911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in late one night just for a light dinner and a drink at the bar. The bartender was extremely friendly and accommodating. Made it a great experience. Unfortunately the poke fell a little short of my expectations. It didn't taste very fresh and the...More

Thank nicolana2017
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
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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