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Lava Lava Beach Club

69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-769-5282
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Reviewed yesterday

The coconut shrimp is likely the best I have ever had. Ordered off the appetizer menu - kind of expensive but in this case, definitely worth it and you get to look at a beautiful ocean, sand beach where there were several turtles close to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoyL2358
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have had lunch or dinner at Lava Lava every year on the Big Island for the past 5 years. The food is excellent and the setting on the beach can't be beat. You can sit on the deck or down on the sand to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank russellhaag1
Reviewed yesterday

This was our dining highlight! The experience was recommended to us by someone who spends a lot of time in the area. The tables are on the sand, overlooking A'bay. We luckily were seated at a table where there was nothing but sand between us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 456gretchenr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ii have been to all of the Lava Lava restaurants in the islands. It is very casual and lively. You can choose a table on the sand if you like. Food is excellent and service is good. If you are there at sunset this view...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnKCalifornia
Reviewed 2 days ago

While Lava Lava doesn’t take reservations, they do allow you to call ahead to get put on the wait list. We called 75 minutes before sunset and were told it would be a 45 minute wait so we arrived and were seated on the lower...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super meal at the end of the day. About a 35 min walk from the Hilton. Safe even in the dark. Live music. Great service. You all in to get in line for a table and they were very accurate about timing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FlorackT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for friends and family to get together on the beach, kick back, have a cocktail, some good food and enjoy the scenery. Make a reservation if you can,especially for larger groups. Good bar and cold beer.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lpeardon
Reviewed 2 days ago

The service was excellent. The food was normal restaurant quality but the pricing is very high. If you like a normal hamburger for $20 then this is your place.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Crowded fun beach bar/restaurant. We got there towards the end of happy hour and stayed through a fabulous sunset. The happy hour drink and menu options were small so most of our orders were regular menu. Shrimp appetisers was thumps up. The mango salsa nachos...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Falcon8884
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Busy beachfront diner with Hawaiian appeal. Fast service and flavorful dishes. Coconut shrimp are perfect along with the Lime Mac nut pie!! Enjoyed the sunset and location. Plenty of things to do while you wait! How can you get made looking at the ocean and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 751shanel
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30 November 2018|
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Response from karlsL3847HC | Reviewed this property |
There were several families enjoying drinks and dinner at the restaurant during the sunset seating on our visit. Lava Lava accommodates families just fine, but I would not call it “kid friendly” per se’. It was primarily... More
23 April 2018|
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Response from Carole517 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, every night. But they have special guests, I believe on Friday’s.
Lois S
10 April 2018|
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Response from michiana5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 3:00 to 5:00, asI recall and it’s great!!!!! But get there early - it gets VERY busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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