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Island Lava Java

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69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, , HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
05:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 21:00
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Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited her on our last night in Big Island for dinner. I had the fish tacos (amaaazing) and my daughter had the vegan saffron rissoto(also amaaazing). For dessert I had creme brulee, and my daughter had the carrot cake. Paige was our waitress and she was friendly, and gave us great service. During dinner there was local musician singing... More 

Thank WeekendWalker0891
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this little spot in a small strip mall. We had visited the one in Kona on a previous trip. First of all, they serve the most wonderful Kona coffee (and refills)! We went for breakfast, chose a seat outdoor. An elderly gent was playing guitar and ukulele and singing (does so twice a week). We ordered breakfast croissant... More 

Thank stagedoormom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of touring the Island, Kyle our guide recommended pizza from this place. We phoned it in and picked it up on our way back to the condo. Super good!

Thank Myles H
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island Lava Java is a short drive or bike ride from Waikoloa area resorts like Hilton, Fairmount, Marriott and Four Seasons. Just up Waikoloa Village Road, the restaurant offers breakfast favorites with a local accent. They even grow some of their own vegetables; all are sourced locally. Prices are Hawaiian high, but half what you find at some of the... More 

Thank Timothy T
Lethbridge Ab
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a large bowl of jambalaya soup, the soup came no shrimp no sausage and the bowl was 1/2 full, it was very disappointing but because I was with some other people I didn't want yo complain.

Thank buffguy
Hays, Kansas
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here earlier today. This was a great place. Went right at lunchtime and it was busy but not packed. Outside seating was pleasant, even with the wind. Wonderful, fresh fish! I had fish tacos and hubby had the Ahi poke wrap. Both were cooked perfectly with delicious seasonings and condiments. Soup was a roasted red pepper-basil-tomato creation that... More 

Thank kansastraveler42
Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was plentiful and good. Eggs bennidict was very nice - hollindaise sauce was one of the best I've tasted. Chai tea was perfect. Service was pleasant and helpful. Inside and outside seating.

Thank Michael L
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice. Breakfast was great and super crowded. Lunch was fine, but not nearly as good as breakfast. Excellent view of the waves and surfers.

Thank Erethel
Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I don't like paying outlandish prices for meals in hotels. This place is less than ten minutes from the beach resorts. In the W aikkola beach area. They have reasonably priced breakfasts, the service was laid back but fairl promp, and I found the quality to be quite goo. I would highly recommend it over the much more expensive hotel... More 

Thank Tom D
lexington, KY
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Two persons $50 with tip. Had coffee, pineapple juice, luau omelette, lava mono, toast, papaya and the last pull-apart they had! The lava moco was different ... to me. I guess it's a typical Hawaiian breakfast diner meal. Anyhow it had good flavor and texture and was served hot. The omelette was so large I had to help my wife... More 

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, , HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: 808-769-5202

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