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Island Lava Java

75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (86 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (134 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (79 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a perfect seat at this restaurant on the front porch just across the street from the ocean. We had the Kona Combo Pizza, a hamburger and the most delicious hand cut skin-on French fries. I've had better burgers but the fries and pizza...More

1  Thank M Q
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first stop I made after a long flight from home, the food was awesome and the service was great! Definitely found a “go-to” restaurant for my future Hawaiian trips!

1  Thank Keviin31
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So we were there accidentally for Ironman. We had stopped into a few other establishments that morning and we were pretty much told to hurry up because seating was limited that day... Island Lava Java was great... we relaxed and enjoyed our food and beverages....More

1  Thank lhefling
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here twice. Once just for coffee and the other for breakfast. Highly recommend this place. Our bartender made great drinks but she was super chatty with her friends at the other end of the bar so it took a little longer.

Thank jonejer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here was excellent. Some of the best pancakes I ever had. They had live music (even at 7:30 in the morning) and the service was excellent and quick. We had a party of 7. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here for both morning coffee and for dinner. It’s a large and busy establishment but it is professionally and expertly run. Dinner was very good with commendable service; for morning coffee it also hits the spot.

1  Thank melbvictory
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten dinner and breakfast here. Service was great. The food tasted amazing. The view just makes everything very special

1  Thank Kari H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is very tasty here, servers are great and price very reasonable too. The portion is huge and for ladies, perhaps can order the starter size or to share with someone.

1  Thank Annie0608
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a terrible lunch meals were cold and greasy especially the calamari which wasn't worth eating. Ribs and fries were both cold.... we were very unimpressed and don't ever go back again.

Thank JohnandJennie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen a review of island lava Java on the Food Network, so we knew we wanted to give it a try. We ate there three different times during our stay. On the first day, it was raining lightly, and we really enjoyed the...More

1  Thank dawnlkmartinez
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
9 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
5 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, 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
  • E-mail
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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