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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (81 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (128 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (74 reviews)
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday

This rating is for the killer cinnamon rolls/buns. Huge, hearty and shareable. The other bakery items also good, but these rolls are worth the trip. Gotta see/taste to believe. Coffee very good.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to Kona a good five times and will be back in May. We normally went to Bongo Ben’s for breakfast but a poor experience there led us to Lava Java. Wow is all I can say. Great service, great atmosphere, not crushed...More

Thank earthpresence
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat down in the at the table in the sand and we watched the staff walk by at least 4 time's with out even looking at us,so not a good start now we live on the island and we are not getting any service...More

Thank LWzipp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

in the last week Great food and an excellent island vibe. Good music, amazing view, very clean, recommend the Hibiscus Lemonade for breakfast

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok but I can’t believe the horrible service. The drinks took forever and then were messed up. The food order wasn’t right and took even longer. The server didn’t give us a receipt and then never returned. They really should be embarrassed...More

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good lunch with excellent service. Arrived prior to lunch serving and the staff was very accommodating. We were about 15 minutes early, they don't provide lunch until 11:15. They sat us at a marvelous table looking at the ocean beautiful view. Served...More

Thank Jimia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

killer and different egg dishes and the usual stack and sides. The best cinnamon rolls on the island. Two locations; Kona and Wiapio. Kona has great on the shore views and both almost always have delightful local music. Dinners are great too!

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice meal here. It is withing easy walking distance from the Royal Kona Resort Hotel where we were staying. Friendly staff. Nice upstairs dining overlooking the ocean.

Thank Janma1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed vibe, located across from the ocean, good breakfast selection, fresh local coffee. A great place to dine, early in the morning before it gets crowded.

Thank InternationalGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to eat. We had breakfast there twice and the food was wonderful!! Good and friendly service and the food came out very quickly. Good variety of food to choose from. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank straycatmom22
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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
10 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, 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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