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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dig your toes in the sand as you enjoy happy hour at the LavaLava. The service was friendly and prompt, the cocktails delicious and the pupus (appetizers) very yummy. Of course, the setting is the best part of this visit, facing out onto the ocean at A beach at Waikola. Enjoy!

Thank Laura H
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of our new favorites. Loved walking down the beach to the restaurant from our condo at Kolea. Food was good, great tofu (not always easy to do), plus lots of great meat and seafood. Fun tropical drinks; can do without alcohol for kids. We went there twice this last visit but will definitely go back on our next visit.... More 

Thank luanncaesar
Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (4 of us) got a table on the beach. I was pretty happy with that. It was super busy 5:45pm. Make a reservation - we did. I was very happy with my meal. My ahi sashimi was a bit on the warm side but okay. Hook line and sinker and Simple Choice - perfect choices - soooo yummy. My... More 

Thank irishsiren74
Castle Rock, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat and wonderful to see the sunset in the evening. Make sure you make reservations as this place books fast and is popular. If you go early you can then walk the beach afterwards. It does close at 7pm so watch your timing. There is also lounges on the beach just to sit on and watch the... More 

Thank EverAfterAgain
Dublin, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food at the place is good but the ambience is great, so long as you are not looking for a quiet place. Live music was good, beer selection and bar were great.

Thank anparekh
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Location is awesome. We literally sat on a padded chair on the sand. We watched sea turtles literally 40 feet from us. On to the service. It was mostly poor; inline with the other reviews I saw. 11 minutes before a waitress said hello ( I timed it) 3 more minutes before we received water, etc. Not to belabor the... More 

Thank William P
San Luis Obispo, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got side tracked and ended up at the restaurant. Lovely setting on the beach, but at night you can't see it. Food was good but once the waiter got a giant party he forgot about us. My 10 year old had a quesadilla off the kids menu. I had a salad, ho hum, and the pork rib starter. It... More 

Thank Mechell93401
Lynbrook, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Lava Lava last night and I have to say this is a must stop if you are in the area. The atmosphere is really fun, and the sunset on the beach is spectacular. My husband got the ribs and say they were some of the best he ever had and we both enjoyed our drinks. Our... More 

Thank kahnrtist
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a great view of the sunset on the Big Island, make this one of your stops. It is very popular, so make reservations or plan to just buy a drink and stand as the big ball drops below the horizon.

Thank Orlgriff
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE had lunch here after a helicopter ride. It was excellent. i had a salad with their marinated shrimp and it was large and excellent. I had their Mai Tai, too, i thought it too sweet. my husband had the pork ribs and they were very good, but a HUGE portion. he took them back to our condo and ate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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?