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“Buzzy beach front restaurant”

Lava Lava Beach Club
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$34
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Good for: View, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Had two visits to the Lava Lava - one for a drink at the bar after golf and the other with the family for an early dinner as the sun went down.

Arrive before 5pm and you have a good chance of snagging a table without a lengthy wait. Any later and you will miss the happy hour and a seat for the sunset which is great but a little ruined by the crowds of people trying to capture the moment on their phones.

The bar / restaurant is on the beach literally, had live music both times I went and attracts a very mixed crowd. Staff were Awesome in what is a very busy place.

Food was tasty and well cooked. Standout was the half a smoked roast chicken and vegetables.

You can call ahead to get put on the wait list if arriving post 5pm and there are little bungalows you can stay in which looked cute and were also the Iggy on the water.

Thank Shaunie888
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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and you had a great time! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This was our first try here. We have frequented Waikoloa for many years and decided to give it a try. It was well worth it. The service, ambiance and food were exceptional. It is no more pricy than any comparable spot in the area. We sat outside on the sand and watched the sunset while we had drinks and our dinner. I do not believe that the Mai Tai's were the best on the island, but they weren't bad. Parking can be an issue unless you arrive early (as we did). We were seated right away and the wait staff responded to every need promptly. The pineapple rice is wonderful. I'd give it a try. We will return.

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Thank newenglander1952
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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and you had a great time! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

So i was really looking forward to coming here but it didnt meet my expectations. The burger i had was phenominal it was one of the chefs choice of the day, it had bleu cheese, bbq sauce and onion strings, so good. But i wasnt impressed with the mai tai or the service. My waiter barely came around, it took 15 min just to get the bill and i was exhausted and just wanted to head to my hotel and check in. I think if the service was better i would have given 5 stars

Thank Courtney F
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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us and for your honest feedback, as our guest's overall experience is always a top priority for us and we are always striving to improve our customer service and food quality. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We ordered our nachos and drinks to hold us over until they served dinner. About 45 minutes.
The food came so fast We had to order something else to make it till dinner.
Service was outstanding and food was delicious

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Thank Kujawski1
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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and you had a great time! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

A friend of our recommended this restaurant. My wife and I visited this location on two different occasions and found the food and service to be delightful. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. The drinks and food was well prepared and delicious. The beautiful sunsets can be viewed from your table which is located next to the beach. We are already planning our next visit to the Big Island and I can assure you it will include more than one visit to this restaurant.

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Thank Charles B
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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and you had a great time! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo!

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