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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
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Boulder, Colorado
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As with most visitors to Hawaii, having at least one 'sunset dinner' on the beach is a given - however, it also helps when the food is halfway decent - definitely the worst ribs I have ever eaten - it was like they boiled them and then put BBQ sauce on them and called it good (NOT). Service was spotty... More 

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Yucaipa, California, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed next door at the Islander on the Beach, and walked one minute next door to Lava Lava. I had the best ribs I have ever tasted in my life! My wife loved their jasmine coconut rice. The prices are worth the quality and quantity. Plus, you are on the beach with an amazing panoramic view of the ocean... More 

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Novato, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Below-average service, from the host to sat us 15 minutes after our reservation time (despite seating walk-ups before us), to our server who basically forgot about us and never returned with condiments. The restaurant location and sunset was amazing. The band playing was pretty good and enjoyable. My mixed drink was over-priced, over-iced, and the whole experience did not live... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We loved our dinner at Lava Lava Beach Club. Enjoyed beer and the amazing pizza with the vinegar/onion reduction sauce and a brew. We loved it! We can't wait to go back!

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Ian H, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Lava Beach Club, responded to this review

Mahalo for the great review! Weʻre glad you had an amazing experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Los Altos, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Location is great. Of the four of us two of us really like the food and 2 thought it was OK (burgers). They were nice in that let us sit down for a dinner 10 minutes before the Kitchen closed.

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had read good things about this place and weren't dissapointed. We had originally only planned to have a couple of drinks but ended up staying longer and ordering a couple of meals to share. We sat in comfortable chairs with our feet in the sand. We loved the atmosphere, the live music and meeting people from other parts of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

If you want something really romantic and a nice beach vibe with music, this is your place. Catch the sunset here...it is fabulous.

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Food was outstanding. Make sure you arrive early or call and make a reservation, place is popular. Awesome location to view the sunset.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Lava Lava Beach Club is close to the airport and easy to get to. It's great because you can grab some appetizers right on the beach. The fish taco and chips with pineapple salsa were average, but the tipsy tots and the pork slider were really good.

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Polk, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Music great food and drinks. A little pricey on the food. But this is Hawaii. Chicken and ribs $37. But it was delicious. Fall off the bone ribs. Drinks and beer are fairly priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 34
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.

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