Lava Lava Beach Club - Kauai

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697 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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Little Rock
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had lunch here on our way up to the north shore. The setting is beautiful—right on the beach with the tables in the sand. The food was very good and there were plenty of choices on the menu. The service was friendly and attentive. The two negatives for me were a huge number of pigeons all over the dining area, constantly encroaching and having to be shooed away, and a number of very small children walking down the beach toward the water with no supervision —the surf was strong, and as a mom it made me nervous the whole time. But I would definitely recommend this restaurant for the tasty food and proximity to the beach.

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HG
Kansas City
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Right on the ocean. Food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Crystal was our server and was just the right of attentive. Look forward to going back!

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The restaurant came recommended by friends but it was quite a disappointment because of lack of service and below average food.

Our drinks came only well after we received our food.

When the food was delivered we neither got condiments we asked for nor fork and knives to eat. We had to ask multiple times.

My daughter’s food order was done wrong. Her French Fries were soggy and appeared partially uncooked.

My food order was arranged in a way that it became an almost inedible mess. Ribs, glazed with BBQ sauce were piled on a bed of pineapple rice which ended up with the rice sticking all over the ribs. The food was bland.

While the view is nice, everything else left much to be desired.

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Heidelberg
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice location, good food, cocktails ok, service could be better. overall good dining.

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RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool spot. Toes in the sand would be better while the sun is still up. The poke tacos were amazing. Our waitress' skirt could have used an extra couple inches added to the hem. The live music was great, but ended too soon. Overall good experience at Lava lava.

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South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Food - reasonable prices. Best Happy Hour on the beach!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great service. Music was nice. I had mentioned when I made the reservation that it was my birthday, they comp’d my dessert, nice surprise

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JG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite the heavy downpour of rain, we had a nice time. And our waiter was great! Good food, and you can't beat the view.

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GP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mai Tai's are the best on the island and if you go during happy hour they are the BEST value! Aloha!

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HG
Kansas City
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming LLBC since it opened on Kaua’i. We love the food, the service is always great and we get to sit right on the beach. Sarah and Dani were our servers this week and did an excellent job. Will be back again.

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there the next night as well and brought friends. Everything we tried (most of the menu) was really good. Be sure to hit happy hour before 5 PM. some apps we wanted to try were no longer available after 5 pm. The staff was very attentive and friendly. live music and a beach side view. Hard to beat and the prices fair.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine! Excellent food and wonderful ambience!

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KG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were great! The fish was cooked perfectly and they were really accommodating to my food allergies.

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AF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Got a very nice table ocean view. Meals were great. Had a flatbread and my wife an Abi.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, beautiful setting. There are few things nicer than enjoying a leisurely meal as you watch the waves crash on the shore. Food is great and reasonably priced!

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Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was all outstanding, however the service was just terrible. Our waitress ignored us for so long, hoping we would just get up and leave. She walked by several times looking right at me. I also had service problems on two subsequent days with one female bartender who likewise ignored me, and gave me very distasteful looks whenever I tried to talk to her. It is really a shame as I would have loved to eat/drink there and spend much more money there, but not to be treated like that.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live just up the hill from the Kapa'a restaurant. Whenever I have visiting family or friends, I do my best to bring them here for a meal.

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RK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always!! Salad was very plentiful and fresh! Beachfront table was fabulous. Server was very busy and took awhile to get to/come back to us, but not a problem. We are on vacation and had nowhere to be.

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ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, and wonderful food. Good service as well. I’d go back for certain. We had a delicious salad and the fresh catch.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, beautiful view, fire pits, music and a hula girl. All good. Nice bartender. Only downfall was overcooked sea bass. But other meals were good.

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ME
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Our table was right on the beach. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We were able to catch the sunset, have a happy hour cocktail and a wonderful dinner.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed putting our toes in the sand and sitting beachside! Found the drinks to be a bit sugary/weak for the price, but the food was really good! Recommend the pineapple fried rice (had mine with tofu and it was really good!) and the mahi mahi sandwich. Live music was an added bonus (as well as the complimentary valet when encountered with a too-full parking lot)!

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful restaurant right by the ocean. If you want your toes in the sand with Hawaiian music playing while you enjoy a tasty meal , this is the place to go.

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DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We ate at Lava Lava twice during our week on Kauai. It is a terrific place for an evening meal. Our first experience was really good - food, service and all. Enjoyed it so much we went back. Our second experience was markedly poorer. The view was still great but the service was poor ... we kept being forgotten (taking our order took a long time, we were never asked about another drink, waiter checked in on how our meal was after we were long done) ... and the food was kind of 'meh' on the second outing, as well (we did order different meals each time). So, a wonderful spot with hit and miss service, in our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the location

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loveeeee it great food and best service .

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SH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was uninspired.. Luke warm ribs over soggy fries. Pricy menu. Too bad great view on beach.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with my visiting niece and her husband last night at Lava Lava. We enjoyed our pre-dinner cocktail and 3 of the 4 of us had the evening Hook, Line and Sinker special. Delicious. Other dinner item was the Simple Fish entree, also had rave review. We even indulged in dessert. Hot Lava cake with ice icream and Kona cheescake. Love bringing visiting friends and family to this restaurant. Toes in the sand, listening and watching the ocean, wonderul fun, and just a great place to enjoy a night out.

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AW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful oceanfront setting, delicious food, great service! Easy to reserve using Open Table. Our second visit in two weeks - just as good the second time.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, amazing view

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J
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is my girlfriend and my go to spot! Food is consistantly delicious!
If your visiting Kauai, don't miss the only toes in the sand restaurant!

Julian & Mindy

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful local food and great service and atmosphere. We will be back.

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B
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location right on the beach. Friendly service, good menu selection and really good Mai Tai drinks

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CK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only downside was happy hour wine glass charged at $8 versus $5 advertised price

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ursie sat us and was wonderful and very pleasant and helpful to my older parents. Food was hot and good. Table was near the water and sat the 5 of us perfectly. Dessert was great! Will always go back!

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AW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fish snapper special with shrimp! Teriyaki flank steak also excellent. Very good service, great to sit outside watching the ocean and listening to great music with the hula dancer. Will be back!

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JG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish, good onion rings and amazing view

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k
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We stayed next door to the Lava Lava Beach Club over the holidays and went for dinner or drinks almost every night. It is a beautiful location, right on the beach. We also had breakfast there one morning and it was wonderful! We loved being able to sit on the cozy couches, have breakfast or dinner and drinks while listening to the ocean and the musicians. I highly recommend the restaurant and bar and can't wait to go back on next trip to Kauai! aloha aku oe, a hiki i kekahi manawa

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B
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love sitting by the beach. Good food at a reasonable price Great Mai Tai drinks.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful beachside atmosphere paired with amazing drinks and food. Portions were VERY large in the appetizers and the flank steak was tender and cooked to perfection.

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