Island Lava Java Bistro
Craft Bar, Great Wine List, Open-Air Oceanside Dining
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Two large poached eggs & sliced ham on a toasted butter croissant with house-made hollandaise sauce. Served with rustic potatoes.
Fresh Fish Tacos
Fresh fish of the day, charbroiled, served in two flour or corn tortillas with cabbage & chipotle aioli. Served with black beans, tropical salsa & an organic greens side salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
Seaside Shrimp Pizza
Grilled shrimp, tomato, kalamata olive, goat cheese, mozzarella & house-made macadamia nut pesto
Wonderful food and atmosphere.
Always a great meal and happy friendly service.
I loved this place great location ocean views and great food
Food and service was excellent
We did pupu platters and it was the perfect size to get a good sample for two people. The ribs were fall off the bone and delicious. The calamari was cooked just right.
We have great service 2/3 times we ate here . Our 3rd time we waited 20 min to even be greeted by a server . The bar tender noticed we hadn’t been greeted ( mind you we were passed by several servers and the hostess and never addressed ) or have drinks anything . He took great care of us and helped turn our very poor service into a good meal .
Lava Java always serves good food in a beautiful setting from breakfast til dinner.
Delicious and well priced for the quality and atmosphere
We had breakfast on a Saturday morning. Our server was friendly. Two of three entrees were awesome. One was not. The wait for food was a bit long but, we were catching up and didn't mind. Overall, a good experience.
Great Sunday Brunch with an unbeatable view. The island Benedict with mahi-mahi is amazing and it goes excellent with the lillikoi mimosa.
Had a great time at breakfast. Cool breezes, great views, tasty food and friendly service
Delicious salads and sandwiches at a reasonable price with plenty of outdoor tables to sit at.
Enjoyed lunch. Tasty fish tacos, good friendly service and always a great view and setting.
Great location, great food, and friendly service.
Great happy hour prices. Server and Manager were awesome. Highly recommend this place for a good meal by the ocean
I had the Ahi Bowl and it was tasty, fish was fresh and very good!
Pizza was delicious. Drinks were small, but tasty. Dessert milkshakes were decadent. And of course, amazing lanai dining with a beautiful sunset can’t be beaten.
Nice setting, friendly service. Enjoyed the fish tacos and pizza
Great experience. Server went over and above. Manager came to table to check on us. Food was wonderful. Great time!
This place is reliably great! Food is great, servers are always friendly and helpful and there's a beautiful ocean view!
Ok. Great view. The service and food was just ok.
We felt safe eating at this lovely restaurant during this time of a pandemic. They take it seriously and precautions were evident. Thank you
The service was great, the food very good and love the open air atmosphere!
it was nice i guess. overpriced but its on da water
Really good fish tacos, friendly service and always a great setting on Alii Drive.
Great food! Lovely atmosphere!
Only one real drawback...I don’t like dogs in restaurants.
I eat here often. It is my go to for a nice dinner, great breakfast or healthy lunch. Always a favorite.
Everything was delicious & Poke was fresh 👌🤤 * Must get the Lava Java coffee Shake!!!!!
A bit discouraged. Service was very slow. I went specifically for the lobster eggs Benedict. I was disappointed to see it was served on a slice of bread. My husband had the Lilikoi stuffed French toast. He said it was very good, but for the price it was small.
I love Lava Java. I have never had a bad experience. It’s the best.
Loved the food. Restroom location inconvenient
I had the fresh catch of the day which was ono. The ono was over cooked, the Mac Nuts were slightly burnt, the sauce was bland. The rice was well cooked. The string beans could have been cooked a little longer. Overall the dish didn't have much flavor. My Husband had the fish and chips and the fish was overcooked, the chips were very good. We also had the fried calamari appetizer, it was tasty but was undercooked, not very crispy.
We have eaten at Lava Java before the pandemic and the food was excellent. We were very disappointed.
Great meal, as usual
Staff was super friendly, cocktails were made with precision (and a heavy hand), food was everything I didn’t know I needed; what’s not to like? A fantastic way to begin your Hawaiian vacation in Kona.
Fish tacos were delicious with generous portions of fresh mahi-mahi, the fish on the fish and chips was also fresh mahi-mahi and uniquely breaded. Homemade tartar sauce had excellent flavor and French fries were good but not fresh hand cut as menu implied. Their take on a Mai Tai was very tasty.
Each year we return to Kailua we make certain we have at least a couple of meals at Lava Java. We are never disappointed- great food, great service. Try the Pork Ribs or Pork Chop -- the best on the Island
Great burger!! Loved our seat at the edge of the deck to enjoy the ocean view!
Great big island pizza with pork and pineapple!!
The placement of a stop light on Alii Drive right next to Lava Java is unfortunate. Cars idling right be our table takes away from the former unobstructed view of the ocean. The prices are fairly high but it was worth it. Food was good.
Our waiter was wonderful.
With reservations waited 10 min to be seated then were seated in open air when raining. After asking to be moved to a dry table, no server appeared and we left after waiting 20 minutes. Totally unimpressed.
You can order delivery directly from Island Lava Java Bistro using the Order Online button. Island Lava Java Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 327-2161.
Island Lava Java Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.