Island Lava Java Bistro
Sunset DinnerFood good and a good value. Manager had reserved the table requested in comments and always warm welcoming experience. Recommend a table away from the live entertainer if anyone is hard of hearing and you wish to converse. You will not feel rushed if you choose a slow food night. Still highly recommended.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place in KonaBest fish, burgers, and pizza in town. Large portions. Outstanding location looking out at the bay. Live Hawaiian music in the evening. Their host in the evening does a great job of making everyone feel welcome. This is the spot I always choose when I have guests come visit.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgood place to eatEnjoyed the food very much but service was extremely slow. In fact, we saw a couple get up from their table and leave the restaurant because they were not getting service.
Also had breakfast there and the food was very good.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGeneral CommentsThis is a great place, reasonable priced, and ocean ambiance. The seating a bit uncomfortable, and seating a bit comfortable but great since you can bring your own wine. The menu pretty stable with a few specials. Food quality above average for Kona.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & views!I loved watching the waves crashing on the rocks across the street from lava java. The food was excellent. I had the macadamia nut encrusted fish. The spinach & potatoes were great, too! Service was very good. A great experience from start to finish!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience service.Great experience service. Good menu selection will defenetly return4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has a great viewThis place has a great view of the water. Food is good and huge portions. Would definitely recommend!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had breakfast-excellent.We had breakfast-excellent. Took a pull apart for a later snack. Came back for dinner & our table was ready with a good view. Overall excellent experience. Would definitely recommend to others.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite dinner spot inOur favorite dinner spot in Kona. Lovely setting, great food and service. Love the live music!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOODCasual outdoor dinning on the main strip of Kona. The food is EXCELLENT. Also bought pastries for the next mornings breakfast. They were also GREAT. Just great food. You will not be disappointed. Fun and friendly waitress. Ask for their recommendations, the staff is very helpful. We WILL dine here again.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always food was great......serviAs always food was great......service excellent and who can beat that view!!!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Lava JavaWe had a reservation there Easter morning and it was perfect. Great view, great food, great service! We would definitely come back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fish taco's were amongMy fish taco's were among the best on the island! Large portions of fresh grilled or blackened fish;great sides. Best thing to eat when just arriving from the mainland.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOK (why is there a character limit)Island Lava Java is something of a chameleon. During the day it serves up tasty coffee, breakfasts, and lunches. It also has a nice selection of smoothies. At 5:00, the restaurant switches over to a bistro - the prices rise, the dishes are more ambitious, and musical entertainment arrives outside.
We went for dinner...which was OK...but I wish I could recommend it more highly. All the pieces of a truly marvelous experience are there...they just don't quite know how to put it together. I think my wife's experience sums up the restaurant quite nicely. She ordered the fish special and it came out of the kitchen ridiculously overcooked. Not only the fish but also the sides....the stacked potatoes had hardened into a3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat live music for Breakfast!Had a great breakfast before we left the Big Island. Coffe was HUGE!!! Banana pancake were outstanding. The live music for breakfast was avery special treat!
Thank you for the lasting memories!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!We loved sitting on the patio for an early dinner/late lunch. We loved the sandwiches and latte's! Homemade island ice cream was great too! Pretty view of the water..a little noisy at peak traffic times but it didn't bother us!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual dining, greatGreat casual dining, great view right across street from the ocean, primarily outdoor dining. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ate here for breakfast and dinner during our week stay on Kona. A little for everyone on the menu, food was well prepared, very tasty, large portions. Service was very good, waitress knew menu well, explained dishes we needed help with, made recommendations. Outdoor seating, a local musician providing island oriented music, and view to the ocean along with the food and the service make this a not to be missed place to eat while in Kona. Definitely will be back next time on the big island.2/3/2013 12:00:00 AM