Lava Lava Beach Club - Kauai

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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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, our table was on the beach, with our toes in the sand, life music was playing with a great hula dancer!

JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing. Music is great, but when it is so loud that you cannot have a conversation with the others in your group, it is problematic. I ordered garlic shrimp, which was very good. However, when I asked for a piece of bread, the server informed me that I would have to order the garlic bread, at a cost of $7.50. I said that all I wanted was one piece of 'regular' bread. Apparently that was beyond the reach of the kitchen at this restaurant.

ER
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beach location, delicious food! The service was great with everyone being very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

DG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Coconut shrimp was ok, edamames delicious. Waitress was pleasant however, tatertots and calamari were disappointing as was the ahi (which was served without any sauce.)
Loved the drinks.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks directly on the beach. Doesn’t get any better.

BB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great spot in the beach and our server was amazing, attentive enough but not overbearing. Perfect sunset topped off the dinner,

K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Loved table on the beach.

EW
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and it was fantastic. Food and drinks were great.

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Responded 2 days ago

Happy Birthday! Thank you for your review and celebrating with us. So glad to hear you enjoyed your food and drinks. Hope you can join us for another delicious meal again soon. Cheers!

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CF
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view with excellent food and outstanding service. Great live music that was a nice background and not overwhelming.

Everyone in our party had a great meal and the sizzling shrimp was amazing

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear you all enjoyed your visit! We hope you join us again and try other delicious food options. Cheers!

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere on the beach with appropriate live entertainment. We experienced this location for both breakfast and dinner. The portions for both meals were outstanding at reasonable cost. The service was friendly and welcoming. Seems to be a popular spot, so I would definitely recommend reservations for dinner as they ensure that there isn’t overcrowding in the dining area.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon. Cheers!

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V
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Getting dinner on our way to the airport for a late flight out of Kauai back to the mainland. Food was great and loved getting the sand between my toes and seeing the ocean one last time. Music and hula dancer we’re also excellent. Loved the opah special.

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Responded 2 days ago

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the great review. Hope you join us for another "toes in the sand"experience soon. Cheers!

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GB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were looking for live music with dinner, and being on the sand was a bonus. Great location, food was good, service was good, view was amazing!

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Aloha Greg, Thank you for your support and feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you can visit us again soon. Mahalo Nui Loa, Tina

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PS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to sit with your feet in the sane and eat fantastic Coconut Shrimp!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting us Paula. Our coconut shrimp are fantastic, thank you so much!!! We hope you can join us again for another "toes and the sand" experience. Mahalo Nui Loa, Tina

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Toes in the sand! My daughter wanted a tropical drink on the beach during our Kauai vacation. Lava Lava Beach Club provided that, and more. The outside tables sit on the sand just off the western shore in Kapa a. Literally, our toes were in the sand. We enjoyed great service and a wonderful meal. My daughter had a Gilligan's Girl to drink, which came in a souvenier coconut cup. My son had a killer, huge, Bamboocha Mai Tai in a tall big bamboo souvenier cup. So, while pricey, it fufilled their criteria, putting a check mark on one of the things they wantedt to enjoy on vacation. And the drinks were excellent. Kudos to the bartender. There was a live band, adding to the ambiance. We enjoyed our cocktails watching the ocean waves while the light disappeared. Our meals were all very good. Not extraordinary, but very good. I had the Opah, the catch of the day, which was cooked perfectly over yummy coconut rice. My husband had the teriaki steak, which was served with traditional fried rice and vegetable. The kids had burgers. Everyone enjoyed. No complaints here. We would not hesitate to go again next time we are in Kauai. Make reservations if you want the premium outdoor seating. Beachside is best!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us for the "toes in the sand" experience. We are delighted to hear you all enjoyed your time with us. We do hope you will join us again in the future.

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EM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The service was a bit slow but it was very busy. The food was ok and a bit overpriced but the atmosphere was very nice. We were right on the beach and they had lovely music. It did start to rain so we had to move in to another table. We were still picking at our dinner which was in the rain but at least we were basically done. I would recommend it to a crowd or young party people but not a quiet romantic dinner on the beach

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us and your feedback Eileen!

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T
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun fun place! drinks and food were so good. The view was spectacular!!!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us! Are views are some of the best around. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Mahalo Nui Loa, Tina

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SD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The location right on the beach is ideal, but the service was slow and the food was average. You pay for the location.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for your honest feedback and joining us.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came 2 years ago and couldn’t wait to return on this trip. The complimentary banana macadamia nut muffins are one of my favorite treats! I’ll definitely return!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks for your return visit. We hope you can join us again soon.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you visit Big Island or Kauai Lava Lava is a must. Lovely location on the sand, friendly and pleasant staff, good eats and fab drinks. A great place to kick back and relax a while.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks for visiting us Susan at both our locations. We appreciate your support and look forward to your return.

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l
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location on the beach, good food and service.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving feedback.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Ordered pineapple rice bowl that comes with grilled chicken. Chicken came out under cooked and was taken away and asked for it to be well done and came back not as requested. Also ordered coconut shrimp as an add on and they give you three shrimp and want to charge you 11 dollars. Also asked for dipping sauce and was charged a dollar for that. I have never seen that. Manager never came over to apologize for the undercooked chicken. When asked to speak to him there was still no apology. Not impressed.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dining on the sand, live music and that view !!! What’s not to love ???

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting us.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - although fish dishes aren’t generally my favorites, the macadamia crusted opa was probablyas good a meal as I’ve ever had anywhere at any price!

AK
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Wir waren scheinbar etwas spät (für 20:30 hatten wir reserviert und waren pünktlich)
Alles ging dann sehr schnell inclusive der unaufgefordert auf den Tisch gestellten Rechnung.
Eigentlich hätten wir gerne noch was zu trinken bestellt - davon haben wir dann abgesehen.
Wahrscheinlich sind wir mit den örtlichen Gepflogenheiten nicht vertraut. In Europa würde man sowas als unfreundlich ansehen.
Das Essen und die Getränke waren gut.

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MC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times and just love the ambiance and the view.

OT
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful ocean front setting.

AK
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nettes Ambiente am Strand mit Livemusik
Gutes Essen
Zuvorkommender service

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TI
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, great service. 👍🏼
Always happy with Lava Lava 😊

MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Lava lava is right on the beach
Nightly hula and music is a big plus
Food is very good
A true Hawaii experience

JW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places on Kauai. Great vibe and atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went here for beach front dinner and their feet-on-the-sand made the whole experience perfect. But then we realized their happy hour options were amazing and we ended up going twice. The tots with bacon were amazing. The ribs had the meat falling off the bone and their drinks were quite strong. They had music playing and a hula dancer. I will go back again.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What more could you ask for? Table on the beach looking out over the water. Excellent service by everyone- courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Live local music and hula dancer. You don’t get the bonus of my beautiful wife, but you will have an excellent dining experience!

c
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service friendly, competent and warm. We really enjoyed our meal and our evening!

g
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. outstanding view of the ocean. Highly recommended.

TI
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, lovely beach setting, we always enjoy LavaLava 😊

d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect location. Came just after a rainstorm, so a lot of the tables were wet--eventually we were seated (we had a reservation, but it didn't seem to matter). Service was a little slow--but we forced ourselves to relax and enjoy the view. Coconut shrimp was a little too greasy for me, but the pineapple chicken my husband had looked amazing! Great place for a mai-tai and appetizers!

TR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambience great. But waitress had too many tables. Rained before we arrived and they did not bother to even whip chairs or care. Food did taste good. But super expensive for what we got. Good, but not great.

D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and food. Servixe is fast!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was OK. Had the ahi poke app, tasted a little fishy, but could have been from the seaweed. Coconut shrimp plate was a good size. Shrimp were cooked well, but lacked a good coconut flavor. Ambiance is the thing you get here.

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

Absolutely fabulous! The service was exceptional. The beach breathtaking! Everything about our dining experience was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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