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Lava's on Poipu

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2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
+1 808-742-1661
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Chula Vista, California
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161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had the catch bento and Paniola Burger. They were tasty. Service was efficient and correct. We had 20 oz draft Fire rock and Wailua Wheat at $9.00 each. I like the Wailua with it's citrus taste. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Convenient to the hotel with beautiful ocean views. Happy hour is 4 to 6 with drinks reduced by... More 

Thank DALE S
Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

There is only one way to get to this restaurant and its outside and around the pool. Treacherous in stormy weather.

Thank retiredtravelagent
Macomb, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Lavas for lunch, we were staying at the Sheraton so it was convenient. The quality of the food and drink we very good. The speed of the service was extremely slow. Only 1/4 of the restaurant had people in it so I would expect great service. It took over 15 minutes to have the drinks delivered, would... More 

Thank RickCraze0514
Portland, Oregon, United States
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408 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

we dined here several times for drinks/lunch/dinner, and breakfast once...the drinks were superb, the food amazing...all the seafood, veggies, and fruit were the freshest...the spices were great....we had the lavawich with salads, fish tacos, catch of the day, beers, lava flows, and occasionally dessert...excellent...all the staff is friendly, and the musicians, music, lighting of the tiki torches was great for... More 

Thank Teresa M
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

After traveling almost 24 hours, it was just wonderful to settle into dinner at Lava's. When we checked into Sheraton, the concierge recommended reservations, which was wise for dinner. We each had the special (ahi); my husband had the mo'o (adult milkshake) and I had Pinot Gregio. With 20 percent tip, bill came to $78. Loretta, our waiter, was attentive,... More 

Thank eahaman
Wyandotte, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Having been my second visit to Hawaii, my wife and I decided to stay at a resort this time. We decided to try Lava's as they were the primary restaurant near the pool/beach area serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had an awesome breakfast our first day there. Plenty of variety for everyone. Mimosas and Mai Tai's were awesome! Lunch... More 

Thank Dionysios S
Santa Barbara, CA
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to start your day across walkway from beach and choice of buffet or menu items. Staff was very friendly, informative and all dishes were very well prepared.

Thank Sbroadhog
Bend, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Service was very slow. The Poolani burger is very good. The Fish Tacos are not very good, they are much better at the nearby Tortilla Republic restaurant.

Thank James H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Pricey drinks but yummy ones and beautiful location. Order the Big Kahuna. We didn't order food but our friends did and said it was "ish."

Thank katbear7
Weatherford, Texas
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lava's is 30 feet from the beach and adjacent the beach side pool. The bar and restaurant services both the beach guests and pool guests. Staff is friendly and attentive. Its open air and has great ambiance. Live local musicians playing the evenings. Great breakfast buffet. Family friendly.

Thank stephanifenton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 Hoonani Rd, at the Sheraton Kauai, Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9639
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-1661
Lava’s on Poipu Beach offers lovely open-air ocean views of Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kauai Resort. This casual, locally inspired bar and grill offers a great open-air dining experience with service from sunrise to sunset.

Located next to the resort's Ocean Pool and just steps from the beach, Lava’s on Poipu Beach gives a fun and delicious twist to a traditional bar and grill, adding to the excitement of the Poipu Beach's oceanfront playground. Check out our Live Entertainment.

Drink Specials 4-6pm Everyday!!

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