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Lava & Tonic, Wichita, KS

Lava & Tonic

4.8
4.8
193 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 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Value

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for scenic views

  • Wichita

    Best Overall

  • Wichita

    Best Food

  • Wichita

    Best Service

  • Wichita

    Best Ambiance

  • Wichita

    Best Value

  • Wichita

    Good for groups

  • Wichita

    Neighborhood gem

  • Wichita

    Romantic

  • Wichita

    Good for special occasions

  • Wichita

    Lively

193 Reviews
  1. VeanineB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place!! Many choices for fun tropical drinks available. Fun place with an island escape vibe! Advice that you make a reservation, we were glad that we did! It fills up quickly! We will definitely return and will refer friends and family to experience Lava and Tonic!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a fun place. We were well taken care of.

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  3. Kristina

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The key line pie drink was so yummy! Can’t wait to go back for another date night.

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  4. DavidJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Just okay. I read a book regarding Tiki culture and wanted to check it out. It was just okay.

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  5. JanelleI

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place to chat & enjoy drinks with friends

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks are a little pricy but for the extravagance of it and how strong it was it was definitely worth it. The ambiance is superb but if you don’t like surf rock then it might not be your cup of tea.

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  7. TarynM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Absolutely love this place. The drinks are strong and delicious and come in fun glasses!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to grab drinks in Wichita! The atmosphere is unmatched, and the drinks are all unique and delicious

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  9. Jaseroque

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want to go to a bar for any type of special occasion or date night in Wichita this is it. The decor and drinks are just perfect, better than some tiki bars I've seen in other bigger cities. The atmosphere is thorough, down to the music, it's the perfect tiki bar. Fairly quiet too, although that's probably because it's relatively small. The service is also spot on. They let us bring a small cake and our own plates and forks to celebrate a birthday there.

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  10. Abigail

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely drinks, decor and people! Thank you for making our New Year’s Day special.

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  11. NancyV

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time. Delicious drinks, quality service

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  12. IvanR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Lava & Tonic last night. It was amazing. Me and my friend had a great time. We look forward to revisiting this bar in the future! Our favorite bar in Wichita so far.

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  13. RichardH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, great drinks, perfect place to meet friends and be able to talk and catch up things. Will definitely be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lava & Tonic is the tiki experience you’d expect from other quality tiki bars like Trader Vic’s. Many of the traditional tiki cocktails you’d expect are here —Zombies, Painkillers, etc— as well as spirits by the shot and some bottled beers. The atmosphere here is great! Furnishings and fittings are natural woods with the ambience filled out with tikis, murals, black velvet paintings and lots of soft light provided by sconces and about 100 hanging lanterns! Look for the posters of Don Ho and Bruddah Iz! (However, don’t expect to find their music, or Lounge/Exotica, played here. Music is strictly surf rock.) Food is sparse but this is primarily a bar and not a restaurant. However, do expect good eats if you order them. Overall, this place is the midcontinent island hangout that you have been looking for.

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  15. das01

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this bar with all my heart, great drinks, great service, great ambiance.

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  16. MiguelG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They messed up our drink orders twice because their tablets were bugging. BUT they made it up with free pizza and extra shark gummies. Top tier service; impeccable vibes. Drinks so strong that i ended up not tipping enough because i couldnt math. So heres a 5 star review. Keep it up😤 Definitely going back

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  17. JODYS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Tiki enthusiasts. Anytime we travel we do our best to find a tiki bar. This "hidden gem" (it really is hidden, I had to call to ask exactly where the door was) is fantastic. The drinks were strong but in a well crafted way, our server was super sweet and helpful. We had a great time

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  18. MariahM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool atmosphere!!! 10 out of 10 on creativity and taste on the drinks! We will definitely be back!

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  19. JennS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it.. perfect vibes for a nice date night Definitely will plan another night there

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  20. DaniLu

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive and interesting cocktail menu. Specially commissioned tiki mugs for purchase. Great ambiance. Delicious items for snacking. One of our favorite places!

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  21. BernadetteH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn't get anything I left immediately they don't have anything that I could, or even would eat.

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  22. Kaycee

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a very chill vibe- love everything about it❤️

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  23. MattNelson

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun place! Great atmosphere and awesome drinks. Will definitely be back.

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  24. Kyle

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You don't go to Lava and Tonic to eat. You go for the adventure and the experience. The drinks are fun and potent. A must place to see.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go to this place like twice a month! It’s one of the best hidden gems in Wichita.

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  26. LisaK

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks and service. Okay, overpriced frozen pizza. Very dark inside so when sitting by the door, every time it is opened the daylight is blinding and you have to readjust to the darkness again. Neat decor.

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  27. TiaraL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere will definetly recommend to friends!

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  28. LGdiner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to escape to paradise! A cool space that has a very relaxed vibe offering fantastic drinks and an atmosphere where you can catch up with friends or have a fun date night.

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  29. WichitaWitch91

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent! Went during the week so the ambiance was a little calmer and quieter than i'm sure it is on the weekend! Great drinks! Will be back!

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  30. GinaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SUPER friendly staff, absolutely adorable ambiance, large range of specialty cocktails to choose from, and the largest rum selection in town.

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  31. Samantha

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to Lava and Tonic. The drinks are delicious, the staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Can’t wait to come back!

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  32. victoria

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Lava and Tonic! The vibes are always great, it’s a lovely place to bring a group and catch up with delicious drinks.

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  33. AshleyH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic especially our server Marina. We will be back!

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  34. Colby

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible service and ambiance, on top of insanely good drinks! Highly recommended!!

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  35. AndreaG

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fun, quirky place to hace drinks and meet up with friends. Go with it.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks

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  37. KimberlyJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun atmosphere, even if it's a bit darker than I had expected. Service was very good, drinks were awesome, and the food was good (really need more food options)

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  38. LydiaT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrible, we did have a large bday party. It took a while to get orders in, get items delivered and then get more items ordered to recieve. There is also a time limit on your reservation, which we got cut off even though there we 2 other large tables that were open. And we were cut off. This was not disclosed when making the reservations. Would have chosen a different bar for our celebration

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  39. dmerk

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere, amazing drinks. A Wichita gem!

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  40. JenniferS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy during happy hour! Reserve a table for sure.

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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 4.8 stars by 193 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 6 times 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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