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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” (76 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

They made me a delicious coffee and fabulous fish tacos!! Plus we got to watch dolphins jump from our table!! ❤️

Thank Brittani G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We, a family of 4 adults and one child, stopped for a drink around 2:30 pm and decided to stay for early dinner. We were seated and given both regular and happy hour menus and the server said since you have happy hour menus we...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed breakfast here. The food was good. They had only pancake options and egg options, but no pancake and egg combo. I ordered a pancake meal and added eggs. No big deal, but that's pretty standard fare in most restaurants serving breakfast. Our waitress...More

Thank LaxDadOf3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food,drinks and service was great. Tried on of their specialty drink hibiscus lemonade it was so good.

Thank beachlife808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sunset burger is big juicy and good The ahi poke bowl is good Very good cocktails from the lunch list cocktails The waitresses are very nice and you don’t wait to be serve and pay A good place to have lunch

1  Thank Florence L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast and it was great! We liked that it opened at 7am and served coffee, cocktails, and breakfast food. I highly recommend the luau omelette, the pulled pork was delicious!!! And the 100% kona coffee is amazing. It's an open air...More

1  Thank rydesza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a family vacation. We went here a couple of times (first time for lunch, then breakfast another day). Very pleasant atmosphere with a view of the ocean (across the street; front of the restaurant); food is great, friendly staff. Highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank starrzz77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Killer views over Kailua Bay & killer coffee/ muffins like coconut chocolate chip. If you’re being healthy or just finished swimming the Ironman course, ask them to make a LavaJavaWich, a bagel sandwich w/ egg, cheese, turkey, tomato, & sprouts. It’s off the menu but...More

Thank julesrichman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried seating our family with a baby at the high top table. Come on people. Get it together. Then wouldn't seat us at a good table after we refused. Told us we could wait. Sat the next in line at the table we could use....More

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the food at Island Lava Java lacked flavor. It was as if no spices were used. I did enjoy the grilled octopus appetizer, but the rest of the meal was a disappointment. The service was friendly, and we did like our before dinner...More

1  Thank Fran0812
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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