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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
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10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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West Kelowna, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sunset & watching the waves was the only reason we didn't leave. That and we had brought our own wine to enjoy. And we like to give things a chance. The service was soooo disappointing. Waited quite a while for waitress to come to table, she never made eye contact the whole time & we barely saw her. Our... More 

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Thank kwsw2013
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had burgers for lunch and tasty Kona coffee to top it off. The servers seemed a little disorganized. The burgers were good and we especially enjoyed the fact that we were eating grass-fed beef ... so much tastier than grain-fed. Open air seating on a live edge wooden bench with a view of the water was superb.

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Thank Janet and Doug R
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many people raved about this place so we paid them a visit during our stay on the island. We had a late lunch there and the menu had limited choices. I ordered the Ahi with salads and the waitress recommended that the fish should be lightly seared and still pink in middle. When my meal was served, the fish was... More 

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Thank Tony Y
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend this place for breakfast only- the breakfast dishes are good and they have a variety of coffees, pancakes, deserts. For lunch and diner, not so much. And it is a Bring Your Own Drink place- they don't have alcohol. Service is good.

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Thank Ina G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked over from our hotel and found Island Lava Java. A short wait but it was worth it. We ate there 3 times over the week. Breakfast mainly and a brunch. All of the food was well done and carefully prepared. Would definitely recommend eating here.

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Thank Eliot B
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food. Reasonable prices. Good service. No liquor but BYO allowed. We had a Kona burger, curry carrot soup and a yummy small salad. Nothing fancy but a good option for a nice meal in main area of Kona. Parking behind.

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Thank Jane M
San Rafael, California
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You know that Kona is known for coffee but island lava java had taken it to do much more! Besides all the regular and fancy coffees and teas, there are amazing pastries--such as the biggest cinnamon roll I've ever seen or eaten. It took us 3 days to finish it and it was still delicious. There is a lively place... More 

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Thank MarcieLeach
Keauhou, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have dined here many times. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. I would note that they also have one of the best burgers on the Island so don't hesitate to order it as your gourmet meal. It's bring your own so be sure to bring a bottle of fine wine to match the fine cuisine.

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Thank dfmott
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fast breakfast spot. Ate there a couple times. Consistent, super fast, friendly service. Packs up quickly so there was a 10 min wait one of the times we went. Nice ocean view and a great place to start off your day.

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Thank Casey M
Arkansas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outdoor view is amazing. The menu was good, the food was really good, and the coffee was great! I'd recommend a visit if you're nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
    (Palani)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
Description
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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