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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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Maui, Hawaii
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only had an espresso and a coke but the service was great and the views beautiful. I would come back.

Thank ReillyWoodTravellers
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fish tacos here are excellent. My only complaint is that I wish there would have been more of the chipotle sauce. The ice tea has just a hint of passion fruit which is great. Everyone in our group agreed that the food is some of the best we had on the island. We sat inside because we don't like... More 

Thank haroldw341
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view with delicious food. Bakery is outstanding. Nice and attentive wait staff. Cinnamon rolls are to die for.

Thank happydog2015
Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the special fish sandwich with side salad. Sat outside with view of the ocean. Prompt friendly service. Perfect eats after a long hike.

Thank Dragonfly20162016
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was okay, I had a salad and my wife had the fish tacos. I've been there many times before and all the servers was very kind and helpful. This time, the male waiter who took our order was very impolite and got angry just because I asked for a paper napkin. My wife didn't have one so she asked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here with family. Outdoor setting with a few indoor tables (I suppose if it rains). Varied but limited menu. Most 'main' courses (entree to American's - why?????) cost $US25-30. Pizza a little cheaper. We all enjoyed our meals. Portions on the larger size. I had the burger and fries for $15; good flavour and filling. I dont... More 

Thank svc99
Albert Lea, MN
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our food was great! Very original and fresh. The service was excellent and the outdoor seating is awesome for people watching and ocean view.

Thank drea1903
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and ordered sandwiches and burgers and they were delicious. Great food and amazing ambience! Will definitely go again!

Thank Nisha P
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best risotto I've ever had! The portions are generous at this BYOB right across from the ocean on Ali'i drive. The live entertainment is just the right style for the mood. Also recommended: the beet salad! The service is a little disjointed, given their use of ipads, so there was really not a lot of connection with... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Waikoloa eatery. Less crowded than the downtown Kona location. Great food and music on the patio area.

Thank dmari44

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, View, Kids, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?