Lava Lava Beach Club - Kauai

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833 reviews
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Whether you are exploring the beauty of Kauai or beaches of the Big Island, Lava Lava Beach Club is the place for island inspired cuisine, creative cocktails and “toes in the sand” ambiance. Whether you are exploring the beauty of Kauai or beaches of the Big Island, Lava Lava Beach Club is the place for island inspired cuisine, creative cocktails and “toes in the sand” ambiance.
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LK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with this restaurant, it was our first time. I had made a reservation for 4 through Open Table and then found out that 2 more friends could join us. The staff was very accommodating. I was originally given a table that was a bit uncomfortable, I let the manager know that I have a bad hip and he immediately accommodated for us at a very nice and comfortable table.
The whole experience was wonderful, I recommend it.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a perfect place to start a day with breakfast and a perfect place to end the day with a dinner.
To sit next to the ocean, to have your feed in the sand and enjoy a fantastic meal. What do you need more???

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KV
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at Lava Lava Beach Club! There was beautiful live Hawaiian music with a lovely dancer. We had pupus, dinner & drinks and everything was outstanding!

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Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience for our last night on Kaua’i! Crystal, our server, was so pleasant and made the whole experience better. Shark Bite cocktail, gazpacho, Teriyaki Steak, and Sleeping Giant dessert were the table favorites. Ambiance was perfect, band was terrific, sunset was Kaua’i typical. Ten stars all around if that were possible!

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and gorgeous view. We will definitely be back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was outstanding. Outside dining with a beach view was very nice. Our food was very good but the service was incredibly slow. Our salads, which were ordered much later than the appetizer, were brought before the appetizer. We didn't receive our side dish and the main course was almost gone before the waiter came by so that I could tell him. The problem was that this restaurant has shared responsibility, which causes nobody to feel responsible. Our glasses were empty for most of the meal because they were being refilled by someone other than our waiter. The food was brought out by the kitchen instead of the waiter. I thought they were just making a second trip for food but never came back. The waiter didn't come by so we ate the main course without sides or drinks. Again, let me be clear on this. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and the food was good. The problem is spending that kind of money to have poor service sours the experience.

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KR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant if their management did a better job of training their wait staff. We had to ask to get more water, ask another wait staff to get our drinks we ordered the minute we sat down. Also, their garlic bread that says, “a must try”...don’t bother. Yuck!

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CB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Very poor experience. I’m fairly certain my fettuccine sauce came out of a can, and my son’s steak was literally inedible. I tried a bite and it took 5 min of chewing to get it down. No one (of four) was happy with their meal. In addition, the service was lackluster. Not horrible, but not great either. I would recommend this place for lunch or a drink, but nothing else

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PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice combination of great food/service with tables right on the beach with a casual, relaxed feel. Atmosphere alone made it one of our best meals on Kauai.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,great food and drinks, and music.

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DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th of July dinner was so much fun! Amazing selfie place for photos . Music was live! Service was amazing. Had happy hour specials until 6 PM. Fun for all!

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It is a nice setting with a bar/pub atmosphere. We had a quick bite on the beach. They have a good beer selection and for happy hour good small plates menu. We enjoyed it though it was tough to get waited on. We god our food, nachos, but no plates, napkins or silverware. We had to go to the bar to ask for them.

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KW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with a table on the beach for unbelievable views of the ocean! Was a great experience.

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p
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We got together after yoga on the beach. It was really good and the view was awesome

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M
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome spot. Dining literally in the sand. Food was very good and view was great. Definitely going back again. Only blemish was good took over an hour to arrive. But enjoyed a few more drinks to compensate.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great setting, reasonable prices for Hawaii

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was just ok.

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DM
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On the beach where you can put your toes in the sand. Portions are large. Good drink menu. Wrong side of the island for sunset viewing, but great location anyway. Parking can be challenging. Live Hawaiian music was great. We will definitely come back.

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D
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We stayed at the hotel Kauai Shores and a $200 food credit came with the package. Most all the servers were great. The food was sub par. Banana pancakes were delicious. But hey we had a food credit, so really can't complain.

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KM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have now been here 3 times on our trip to Kauai and absolutely LOVE it. The first night we did dinner on the beach, toes in the sand, all around amazing experience. We had the sizzling shrimp and pulled pork pizza (sooooo good). The service and atmosphere was amazing. Live music is always a plus! The second night we came back for drinks and the molten lava cake with ice cream! There was a wedding reception going on and never once did I feel like the service was poor due to a large wedding party. The reason we came back were for the drinks and the molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream (we had it on our first night and I couldn’t resist coming back for more). Finally, tonight (Monday) we went to another restaurant for dinner and after wanted to watch the sunset so we stopped by to sit on the beach a bit and watch the sunset. We decided to sit at the bar, order some drinks, and obviously the molten lava cake, service wasn’t the best but the place was packed. We would’ve probably stuck around for another drink if the service wasn’t slow. I would’ve thought service would’ve been slower on the weekend than a Monday, but either way the experience, views, food/drinks were amazing!!!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The day we went it was rainy and most of the open air doors were down and the humidity was high. Temperature was quite warm compared to outside. We arrived at 6:00 and were offered water and drinks promptly. We placed our order about 6:10. We got our appetizers 35 minute later and our meal at 7:15. This is slow even for island time. Our server was absentee. Service was very slow. It wasn’t the kitchen and all the people who came in after us already received and many finished their food before we received ours.

I ordered the pineapple rice bowl with the teriyaki steak and it was delicious. 2 of us ordered the flatbreads and both were over cooked. The ribeye was prepared well.

Overall, I think we got a poor quality server so I hate to leave a bad review. The food was good and the setting would be nice on a sunny day.

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a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food on the beachfront! We has thw side of ribs, the coconut shrimp and the fettuccini- all were excellent. Our table on the patio has a wonderful view. The service was also attentive. Would recommend LavaLava Beach Club !

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W
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner by the beach. Especially the guava margarita!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honeymoon dinner was amazing!

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the ocean while dining on the beach with your feet in the sand. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The drinks and food were delicious. The musician player great music at a great volume. Definitely a great place to go for a drink or food with your friends or date.

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GL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Special Requested an ocean view table when we got there the hostess didn’t take our request into consideration and sat us on the side-when there were plenty of ocean view tables. When we asked if we could move she wasn’t very nice either. Hint: Tall blonde with too much makeup

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J
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! The Hook Line and Sinker was unforgettably delicious! Abs I’m not a fan of fish! Ha! My husband said his baby back ribs were good but not amazing but he and I both had such a great experience. We’ve already recommended the place to many people. Stephanie, our server, was very nice too. Great all around! Thank you!❤️

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The poke was fabulous; the service could’ve been better. You really can’t go wrong with a restaurant on the beach. And they have complimentary valet.

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WC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Our waitress was extremely attentive. Food was good. You absolutely cannot beat the view!

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MM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot on the island!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawaii expensive. Hawaii atmosphere: feet in the sand, cocktails, music, good eats, great view of the ocean.

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HT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Upon our arrival we were seated front row on the beach. You can slip off your shoes and dig your feet into the sand. We came for sunset and were not disappointed. Get their famous Mai Tai - it was delicious and a perfect way pairing with the ambiance. I had the pork and pineapple flatbread which was amazing and Nicholas had the Linguine Alfredo with Chicken which he loved. This feels like an experience anyone visiting the island should have. The live music was chill and perfect.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We been at Lava Lava many times here on Kaua’i and the Big Island and we love it,great food and drinks. Recommended highly.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful beach. Wonderful service. Good food. Great ambience. What more could we ask for !!!! Enjoyed immensely.

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P
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful lunch at Lava, Lava. Our host was so congenial and went out of his way to seat us at a perfect table. The waitstaff was efficient and polite. Drinks were brought quickly and tasted great. Our waitress suggested the rib taster when I couldn't decide. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and it was a perfect size serving. The cocunut slaw was delicious. Combine congenial staff, an amazing view, tasty drinks, and good food. It was a great experience.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and we were placed at an excellent table.

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j
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Oceanside dining.....good food and drinks with atmosphere. Cool place, we will return on our next visit to Kauai. Loved the fact that you can dine on the sandy beach.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the vibe and the beautiful view. Staff friendly.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location actually on the beach, good drinks and apps during happy hour. Average dinner food, a little pricey during dinner. Excellent service!

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The server was very nice!

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