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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have had the privilege of visiting Kona 6 times over the years. We find ourselves continuing to come back to Lava Java. This time on the island we visited most of the major restaurant's in the area. However we kept coming back to Lava Java for the great food, friendly service and unbeatable view. We had breakfast lunch and... More 

Thank tommybhama
Denver, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked out the Website this morning and was looking forward to having lunch there. The website stated choose your seat and waite for a server. When we got there after 11:30 we saw the sign that read wait to be seated. There were lots of empty tables, at least 4 servers behind the bakery counter no one acknowledged us.... More 

Thank jrbrack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first morning on the big island we dined here for breakfast. The coffee was top quality and the food (especially the pork and the Portuguese sausage) was very memorable. We ate here two more times during our stay in Waikoloa.

Thank Sheila M
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor service. Boring, overpriced food. Long, 20 min wait to be greeted after being seated. Served coffee but not given anything to stir in my cream n sugar with and had to wait another 15 mins before getting a spoon. Food served as if it was a hassle for the server to make it to our table. I have taken... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here twice during our stay in Kona. The service, food and environment were all good. The food was cooked as we requested and was very flavorful. This is pretty everyday food done well. We sat at tables outside and enjoyed the ambiance of the street scene, light breeze and sunshine (although there are umbrellas for shade). Our waitress... More 

Thank Michael T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What more can I say, it was perfect. The fresh catch poke was awesome and really reasonably priced, the burger was made to order with local Hawaiian beef, and the cheesecake was such a great finish. We even got some pastries for breakfast. And the iced teas were great too, fresh made.

Thank FirstThingsFirst
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kona bay is in front of you while u sip on coffee or eat macadamia nut pancakes!!! Good service and good food! Recommend this to anyone coming to Kailua-kona.

Thank Frank F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here one morning only because breakfast was included with our hotel room. The hotel breakfast got boring after a few days. The place is always busy. Great food. They are moving to a larger space next door in Mid March. Glad to see them be so successful. Super place.

Thank AtlantaBeachfreak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have had two meals here, dinner and a breakfast. Good solid food, great music, good prices. Great place for and easy meal.

Thank Kathilucas
Coal Valley, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for early morning breakfast and were very happy with the quality and quantity of food. Service was slow, however the food made up for that. Will give it another try before we leave the Island.

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?