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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (67 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (131 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (75 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant directly faces the ocean. We went there for lunch and enjoyed the wine, salad, fish tacos and coffee. The view was great.

1  Thank YYQQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to search hard to find this place again, but then found out that Island Lava Java had moved in the past year. The thing we remembered the most about them were their HUGE cinnamon rolls which we enjoyed three years ago. They now...More

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was great to sit and enjoy the sunset while dining at this restaurant, the food , presentation and service was really good and the live music added to the ambience. After dining at a few of the nearby restaurants we found this to be...More

1  Thank Jean H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unobstructed views of the ocean. We stopped here for a breakfast on our first day on the Big Island . Food was very good and prices were fair .

1  Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here. We've never been disappointed. The food is good quality, without being spectacular, accompanied by good service. It's hard to go wrong here.

1  Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved going back to Lava Java. The coffee is great. The view is outstanding and the menu has great variety. I chose the fresh fruit bowl and was so satisfied. My husband loved the macadamia nut waffles with coconut syrup. The waitress was delightful...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped every morning for a strong coffee. Long long wait- staff always seemed angry or like you were bothering them so we stopped tipping! Eventualy stopped going too! tried lunch twice - prices high , service slow - very slow - food ok but small...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view, food and Kona coffee! Our 6th visit to the Island and a must visit for us every time! Mahalo!

1  Thank Debi K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with the proud reviewer. We waited FAR too long for our food... and it wasn't even busy. Once we finally got our food, it wasn't spectacular, but not bad either. Probably not worth the long wait for no reason. The view was pretty...More

1  Thank Brooke D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited almost an hour to get a burger and a salad. It seems that there were two big parties that were prioritized by the waiters. In our case, the waiting time was actually okay because we weren’t that hungry yet. The food was average...More

Thank Roman_Austria
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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
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 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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