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Lava & Tonic, Wichita, KS

Lava & Tonic

4.7
4.7
141 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q Line!

  • Additional

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

What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Good for Groups

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Late Night Find

  • Wichita

    Best Overall

  • Wichita

    Best Service

  • Wichita

    Best Ambiance

  • Wichita

    Best Value

  • Wichita

    Good for Groups

  • Wichita

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wichita

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Lava & Tonic. It’s our go to spot every time we go out with friends. I never have any complaints :)
  2. 3

    3sis

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the fun drinks! Server made suggestions and provided good service.
  3. JN

    JillN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food1service3ambience4
    Staff was not overly friendly or helpful. We did not eat.
  4. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, great atmosphere, fun drinks. Will definitely be back!
  5. B

    Buda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, one of the best places in town. Great service and atmosphere.
  6. SR

    SherryR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Drinks outstanding along with service. Love the atmosphere.
  7. A

    Andarien

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lava & Tonic is a hidden gem in Wichita. I didn’t realize it was there. Gorgeous setting- a real tiki bar, excellent service and delicious tropical drinks. Just lots of fun!
  8. SG

    ShirenaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and service 🤩
  9. AE

    AlysonE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The overall atmosphere was intimate and perfect for date night or hanging out with friends. The drinks were amazing and at an affordable price. The only complaint I have is that it is kind of dark in there and whenever the door would open to the establishment it would hurt your eyes; my husband described it as the spotlight affect. Everyone was super nice and it was very clean. I will definitely be coming back here and have already told others to try this place out as well.
  10. j

    johnm

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a large party with two tables and the staff did a great job of taking care of us. Overall it was a very good experience and we really enjoyed our evening.
  11. L

    Lisa

    Denver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Takes a minute for yours eyes to adjust to the very dark space, but it’s a cool spot to have a fun drink. All the drinks we ordered were dressed up with fun umbrellas and other pretty ornaments…which understandably takes a minute for the bar to produce. Reservation is a must, only a few walk-in spots available at the bar.
  12. JG

    JessicaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waited so long for the waitress to even come to our table to take the order, and after we finally did place a drink order we waited so long we ended up leaving after waiting 30 minutes for it. Definitely won't be back.
  13. M

    M123456

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Had to ask for service after 15 minutes of waiting. Drinks were not very good.
  14. AG

    AlinaG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always super great to go there, I love the drinks
  15. K

    Kaelionna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!!!! It was such a vibe! I will definitely be back!
  16. Y

    Ydan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere but ran into a huge wait time . We had a reservation set and arrived 5 min prior and we were seated with drink orders taken within a few minutes. My drink came out 30 min later while my husband had to wait almost 45min for his. Luckily they were nice enough to comp my drink order since they arrived so late. But the amount of ice to liquor ratio just made us feel like we weren't getting our money's worth regardless. Might try again at a less busy time/day.
  17. LM

    LynnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cool place with wonder food and drinks. Excellent service and friendly people. Thank you!
  18. MM

    MandyMavis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit and I WILL BE BACK! Loved the atmosphere and the unique drinks. Thank you for the excellent service and enjoyable time!
  19. W

    Wildplum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    This is a fun and relaxing place to hang out. I got a painkiller and my friend got a mai tai. Both were excellent! Will definitely be back to try some different drinks.
  20. HS

    HannahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very dark area. Décor and drinks were fantastic! One was on fire!
  21. MS

    MaggieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a enjoyable time and the drinks were awesome.
  22. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and we enjoyed it. Will definitely go back.
  23. DS

    DonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The bar was really cool. Drinks were very good but kind of overpriced, but very good. The service was the only thing lacking.
  24. HA

    HarvettaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and the veggie pizza was good. So crazy person hit our park car ans the bartender was very nice and helpful.
  25. SH

    StuH

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating a graduation!
  26. AC

    AngieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere!! Lots of neat drinks!! We did not eat. Great experience!! Make sure you go while in Wichita!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it!!! Drinks amazing ! Food was ok… drinks made up for it .. and the service !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best hidden gem in Wichita! Drinks are amazing and the vibe is so cool. Not to mention the bartenders are so nice and willing to explain the drinks. I’m now definitely going to be a repeat customer.
  29. BP

    BPR106

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The tiki drinks were excellent. The pizza was edible, so we ate it and ordered a second one to help soak up the drinks before heading back to our hotel on foot. There was only one other table vying for the attention of the bartender, so we were well taken care of.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, will return.
  31. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere amazing drinks great selection! I would definitely recommend to others.
  32. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super chill atmosphere, great tasting drinks and excellent service!
  33. DB

    DhannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fantastic place to visit with friends! Will definitely be back!
  34. HJ

    HeidiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the food and drinks were so good! The staff was awesome as well.
  35. SG

    ShirenaG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The drinks were delicious! They took a while to get to us but they were worth the wait.
  36. EN

    EmilyN

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    There were four tables, one bar tender and we waited 35 minutes for two of our three drinks and then another 5 for the first drink. Three people in our party. Seemed like the bar tender was overwhelmed
  37. GK

    GabrielleK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in town to go for drinks! I love the vibe & the staff is always friendly! :)
  38. CL

    CaseyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere. Drinks are very good they take a little longer to make because they’re so specialty but it’s worth it. Reservations are only for two hours which I wasn’t aware of until our server told us it was time to tab out. I didn’t see that info anywhere on their website or open table. Still had a great time and will definitely go again.
  39. d

    dmerk

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delightful Tiki Bar atmosphere. A nice variety of drinks you’d expect at a tiki bar like Mai Tais and Pina Coladas as well as a more sophisticated cocktails. They also have an extensive rum menu and rum flights. The food menu is limited, but we really enjoyed the Luau pizza we ordered. This is a small bar, so reserving a table is definitely recommended. We can’t wait to go back!
  40. LM

    LMKS

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very unusual place to go have a drink. Great umbrella drinks, good service, unique ambiance. Try it!

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

FAQs

Lava & Tonic is rated 4.7 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Lava & Tonic

1716 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q Line!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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