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Lava & Tonic

4.6
4.6
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaiian

Our bar seating is first come first served. We recommend reserving space ahead by calling 316-364-4141 or reserving on open table. Welcome to our little oasis in the middle of Kansas! Lava & Tonic, Wichita's finest immersive tiki bar. Our normal hours are Wednesday - Saturday 4pm-2am. Drop by at 1716 E Douglas, located directly west of the Donut Whole.

Please take note your reservations have a time limit of two hours! We require this in order to maintain proper flow in our establishment!

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
    Sunday Funday
    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (316) 364-4141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Wichita

  • Cross street

    Douglas and Hydraulic

  • Public transit

    Q Line!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

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What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Hot Spot

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wichita

    Best Overall

  • Wichita

    Best Service

  • Wichita

    Best Ambiance

  • Wichita

    Best Value

  • Wichita

    Romantic

  • Wichita

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. a

    aeriell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for drinks with friends or a date night; could use a little entertainment or razzle dazzle

  2. J

    Jane2427

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place for a fun drink. Everything was great, drinks, service, ambiance. Looking forward to going back soon.

  3. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere and great drinks. The service is also very good!

  4. NL

    NancyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    This place has such a cool atmosphere and the drinks are great! Unfortunately the host was rude and the waitress was efficient but not engaging. We had a reservation and there were 4 booths open when we arrived. He was seating the 6 of us in the smallest booth and I asked if we could have the one next to ours and he said “no”. I asked why and he said “ because this says to seat you here” and walked off. We are a group of mature adults who tip well, but we agreed we won’t be back- there are many other wonderful places in Wichita who appreciate their guests.

  5. S

    Sheek

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    It’s way too DARK in there. Should offer tables with more light for a variety. Overall nice decor.

  6. DP

    DanielP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great time! The drinks are amazing! I really love the Pain Killer. Kevin is a great server!

  7. LL

    LeannL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We didn't eat any food but the drinks were outstanding. We both had Teak 9!

  8. KF

    KeithF

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    We are regulars at L & T . Drinks we perfect, atmosphere was great but our service was shaky. Server was giving all His attention to large tables of people but I still spent $80 for only 2 people. Service is normally good but we just got a bad server.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, comfortable seating, tasty pizza, and good drinks. Will definitely return.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Would like more food/snack options but We enjoyed our first visit and we will be back

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome vibe, drinks, and service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    6-8 of us shared a lard booth and enjoyed our time! Even one of the owners showed up and spent time with us. Drinks are delicious. Wait staff very good!

  13. BL

    BradL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very Friendly Waitstaff, the Drinks were Excellent

  14. AG

    AlinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Pizza and drinks were super tasty, we are coming back to try more drinks

  15. C

    Carolyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fun time, and the little snack plate we ordered was filled with fun nibble foods that all of us shared and enjoyed. They also did a non-alcoholic version of a drink on the fly for one of us, no problem at all. It's a great, fun time.

  16. EP

    ErinP

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Entering Lava and Tonic was like stepping onto a tropical island. It was lovely!

  17. BG

    BrittanyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my good friend to this location for the first time. I told her it’s a little hidden, but that’s the fun in it I think! She loved the environment and loved the drinks even better!

  18. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had an absolute blast here! The drinks were amazing and the staff was very knowledgeable. A definite must visit.

  19. EB

    EBow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good drinks, didn’t get food, atmosphere and music fit the mood perfectly

  20. J

    Joni

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    If your hungry don't go to this place. If your looking for a new experience and beautiful crafted drinks in a very dark environment it's the place. We thought they served Hawaiian food, so we wanted to try it. Service was exceptional!

  21. JS

    JasonS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Love this place! Beware the basil in the Zombie!!

  22. MD

    MasonDixon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I have been to The Tonga Room, Smuggler's Cove, Pagan Idol, Trader Vic's, you name it...Lava and Tonic is legit. The drinks were top notch. The service fantastic. It's clear that the team went with a "surf rock" vibe over a pure Tiki-South Seas vibe, but it works. A great date night!

  23. H

    Harsh

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and ambiance for date night!

  24. k

    kmofnuiv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere and very strong drinks. Some of the drinks don't taste the same as the last time I had them, I wonder if there was a change in the recipe.

  25. JN

    JonnyNitpick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    Lava & Tonic is a phenomenal bar with a brilliantly calming atmosphere attached to it. It can be pricey, but drinks come in cute specialized glasses, are poured strong and taste great. The only 2 things holding this place back for me are: 1. Lack of any semi-extensive food menu (Some classic bar snacks would at least be nice). Maybe add some tiki-themed treats? 2. More seating space. Would love to see this same idea done in a larger location that can house more customers! Keep up the great work, L&T!

  26. BD

    BriannaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    This place is beautiful, dark, and quiet. Great place for a romantic date or a chill night with friends. The drink was the best tropical drink I've had in years. Didn't have any food so I can't speak for that. Highly recommend checking this place out.

  27. G

    Gsan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and drinks were amazing! I will definitely be going back!

  28. TM

    TeriM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite bar in Wichita and one of my favorites in the US. The drinks are delicious (and strong) and the atmosphere is perfect- an unexpected delight in the Midwest.

  29. J

    Johnson2234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    First time customers. Waitress was outstanding and the drinks over the top. Did not have the food item we ordered, however the manger was willing to comp another item that we wanted. Stay away from the Zombie (just kidding). Would highly recommend if you are looking at doing something other than the typical scene.

  30. PW

    PWarden

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Drinks were fun, different and flavorful. A little on the expensive side. Limited food selection, price for small portion. It is more of bar than a restaurant. Highly recommend as a fun relaxing bar.

  31. J

    Jody

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    The ambiance was fun. It was a bit loud for talking, there were 6 of us. It was hard to find, no sign on the building. Drinks were pricey. For an occasional thing it is a good place to go. Don't know if they serve food or not but we didn't have any.

  32. CC

    CristiC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    Very dark and quiet. Super cool decor. Burnt expensive pizzas and expensive drinks with way to much alcohol in them.

  33. c

    cylieg

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very awesome server, atmosphere was fantastic and drinks were stellar ✨

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it!! Super accommodating staff.

  35. JB

    JordanB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An atmosphere like none other with high quality drinks! One of the most unique places in Wichita, absolutely love this place!

  36. BF

    BeverlyF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks and a great way to spend my birthday!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reminds me of a local Psycho Suzis Motorlodge.

  38. NJ

    NauraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t go wrong with any drink on the menu! Friendly service, hand crafted cocktails and feels like your lost in a tropical paradise!

  39. JC

    JerryC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great place to go with friends and feel like you're on a tropical 🐠🍹 beach somewhere while enjoying a wide variety of cocktails.

  40. R

    Renee

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for drinks or just to hang out with your friends. The atmosphere was inviting and different from the norm.

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Lava & Tonic is rated 4.6 stars by 88 OpenTable diners

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Lava & Tonic

1716 E Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67214

  • Cross street

    Douglas and Hydraulic

  • Neighborhood

    Wichita

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
    Sunday Funday
    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Public transit

    Q Line!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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