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Lava Lava Beach Club

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69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-769-5282
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Location is awesome. We literally sat on a padded chair on the sand. We watched sea turtles literally 40 feet from us. On to the service. It was mostly poor; inline with the other reviews I saw. 11 minutes before a waitress said hello ( I timed it) 3 more minutes before we received water, etc. Not to belabor the... More 

Thank William P
San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got side tracked and ended up at the restaurant. Lovely setting on the beach, but at night you can't see it. Food was good but once the waiter got a giant party he forgot about us. My 10 year old had a quesadilla off the kids menu. I had a salad, ho hum, and the pork rib starter. It... More 

Thank Mechell93401
Lynbrook, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Lava Lava last night and I have to say this is a must stop if you are in the area. The atmosphere is really fun, and the sunset on the beach is spectacular. My husband got the ribs and say they were some of the best he ever had and we both enjoyed our drinks. Our... More 

Thank kahnrtist
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a great view of the sunset on the Big Island, make this one of your stops. It is very popular, so make reservations or plan to just buy a drink and stand as the big ball drops below the horizon.

Thank Orlgriff
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WE had lunch here after a helicopter ride. It was excellent. i had a salad with their marinated shrimp and it was large and excellent. I had their Mai Tai, too, i thought it too sweet. my husband had the pork ribs and they were very good, but a HUGE portion. he took them back to our condo and ate... More 

Thank RCPeachy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food amazing, waiter fantastic, view epic-- hostess is about 15 years old and rude to everyone who enters

Thank Karen C
Dayton, Ohio
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tough day for reservations at this justifiably popular spot. Despite previous disappointment with kitchen consistency, this lunch really hit the spot. The Kalua Pig with coconut coleslaw was superb, and the cluckin' chicken sandwich satisfied my wife. Waiter steered us to good local beers and the atmosphere was great. Reservations essential for popular times and busy time may equal slower... More 

Thank WGC73
San Francisco
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of 4 had lunch here after a morning at the beach. Lava lava is literally on the beach. While waiting for food, we watched 3 sea turtles which were feeding by shore. Recs - Maui onion rings, kalua pork sandwich, fish (Mongchong was F.O.D.). Pineapple fried rice was good for kids menu. It gets busy so have a... More 

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Shanel S, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for visiting us and allowing us to be a part of your special celebration! Happy to hear you had a great experience! Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo! More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The coconut mai tai was great. Sizzling shrimp were excellent. The teriyaki flank steak was delicious. The view is unbeatable. Nice casual atmosphere. I would highly recommend this spot.

Thank Fishbooks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been hiking along the beach trail and had lunch here. We were two couples and the ladies turned back first so had a head start on us. A great beach location and lots of choices on their menu. All of us enjoyed our choices. A great place to have a drink by the water.

Thank keninakayak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-769-5282
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?