Lava & Tonic

4.6
71 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 71 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.9
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4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EBow
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipJoni
Las Vegas
3 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!

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vipJasonS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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MasonDixon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 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!

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vipHarsh
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and ambiance for date night!

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kmofnuiv
1 review
Dined on June 18, 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.

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JonnyNitpick
1 review
Dined on June 18, 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!

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BriannaD
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.

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Gsan
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TeriM
Kansas City
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.

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Johnson2234
1 review
Dined on May 15, 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.

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PWarden
Kansas City
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.

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Jody
Kansas City
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.

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CristiC
Kansas City
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.

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cylieg
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!! Super accommodating staff.

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JordanB
Denver
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!

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BeverlyF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and a great way to spend my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of a local Psycho Suzis Motorlodge.

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NauraJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 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!

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JerryC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

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Renee
Kansas City
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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Lisa
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for great drinks.

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vipJoni
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun New Years experience in the wacky 2020 world.

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TaraR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service as usual. Highly recommend the Grog Nog! Was the perfect place to warm up and cheer up post Christmas.

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AndrewB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little tiki bar, with a good ambiance, and proper tiki drinks!

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Miranda
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. Nothing else like it in Wichita. Drinks are pricey but unique and worth it.

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TaraR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the new drink options on the menu! The key like tiki pie as heaven. My clients loved it and one stated that it felt like getting away for a mini tropical vacation and just what she needed after months of pandemic life. Our bartender Andrew as attentive and friendly as usual. The only reason I gave the food a lesser rating was because my pizza crust was soft, mushy and not warm in the center. Need to check that oven temp or cook time maybe! I am certainly had I notified the bartender of this it would’ve been addressed but I was simply lazy and ate it anyway.
Full stars for service and atmosphere !

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AlliB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my parents when they visited from out of state. What an adorable place with great drinks, service, and ambiance. I ordered the Jalisco Headhunter and it came out ON FIRE! We had a great experience and I will definitely be back.

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BridgetW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The server was personable and attentive. It was quite lovely 😊. I wish that they had more snack options like hawaiian nachos, egg rolls, or chicken wings.

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TaraR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the new menu drink options that were added. Also, using a QR code posted at the table so that we could all see the menu and not have extra thing so to touch was a great idea ! Plus it’s so dark in there I usually have to my phone light to read the old menu, having it on a screen is much easier.
We had a fun time and my clients really enjoyed it.

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RoseyM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly, had our table ready, and our server was very friendly and helpful. She explained what the drinks were and offered selections. Will definitely be back!

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Lynda
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is like a hidden gem. I love all the decorations and the vibe there I felt like I was on an island. Erika was so helpful and nice!

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TaraR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I took a client for drinks and they were impressed , really enjoyed it. We got great service by Andrew . He’s very knowledgeable about the drinks, gives good suggestions and highly attentive. I will always recommend this place whether for business or out with my friends.
**Didn’t know what to rate on food since we didn’t order any this time. However I have bought the pizzaA they offer before and they’re Delish.

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LanceF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4. Had the best service you could ask for. We tried 4 different drinks and 3 different pizzas. Every one exceptional. This is not a place you expect in Wichita. We've been to a few including Tikicat in KCMO and this was on equal footing in my opinion. Just go and enjoy. Know it's quiet and very dimly lit.

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MrsHitch
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They ran out of pizzas by the time we got there so we can't comment on food quality, but the drinks were beyond amazing. Lava and Tonic is definitely a new favorite go-to drink spot for a fun but relatively calm night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Made a reservation and still got kicked out with a time limit. Was told to leave just after the second drink to rush another reservation in. Don’t accept more reservations if there’s not enough room. Open Table is awesome, no problems but this establishment should figure out when and when not to accept reservations.

Lava & Tonic
Responded on July 2, 2020

We have purposefully reduced our capacity due to Covid-19. We are sorry you feel this way about our establishment. Feel free to reach out if you want to give any further feedback. lavaandtonic@gmail

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a fun atmosphere. The drinks were strong so if you are a softy order lightly. All in all a good experience and will be going back.

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MariahC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and such a great fun time!

FAQs

Lava & Tonic is rated 4.6 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.