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Lava Rock Bar & Grill

4.1
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182 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our restaurant specializes in new American Cuisine with global influences;
Passion begins in the kitchen...
Our chefs prepare each of our entrées to perfection!
On tap or bottled, we have a wide variety of beers and wine from around the world.
Lava Rock ambiance accommodates guests for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and late night. Lava Rock is the best sports bar in Maui, with two quad-screen 110" displays and sixteen screens, there's not a bad view of the game in the house.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 182 people are saying
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4.2
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lorri
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour, the dynamite shrimp tempura and empanadas were awesome. Great service, definitely will return.

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vipShannaO
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’re locals and wanted to try out a neighborhood restaurant. Service was very slow and we were brought the wrong order. Once our food was brought out, it was bland. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing but didn’t think we could go wrong with fish. Atmosphere was nice with an ocean view. They took proper precautions with Covid rules so no issue there. I don’t think we’ll return as the food and service were just not good.

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Chuck
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

One of the few Maui restaurants that are open and have a good view.
They need to refresh their menu

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MauiDave
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Poorly staffed. Food average except for French onion soup which was great

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vipKenL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! They have recently updated everything and it looked very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Hawaiian Benedict. Smoked savory deliciousness. Could eat this one every day. Outstanding service. Haven’t had everything on the menu yet, but all the dishes we’ve tried are on point and delicious. This is our go to place for everything. Mahalo

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Can’t wait to dine again. Hopefully you have the same awesome servers (Tyler) (Koa) when we get back to dining in at Lava Rock.

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ShariF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended to other couples who will be visiting in June! Great food and drink and happy hour.

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LisaH
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They really need to do something with the washrooms as they are in rough shape! Food was good and service was okay. Overall experience was good enough I would go back as they have a great happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though Lava Rock was busy, we got delicious food and OUTSTANDING service from Tyler. Mahalo

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited for the first time to watch an NCAA basketball game at 11 am. They had a table reserved in front of a tv but we sat at the bar. Tyler was great. The pancakes were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was great

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. On task and the food doesn’t get better than Lava Rock. Delicious food and amazing server means we’ll be back again. Mahalo

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal, asked for a table with a view a d watched a beautiful sunset.

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KyleT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a great find! Very good value for the happy hour menu, which runs from 3-6 pm. The portions were large and the quality of food was very good for the price. One of the best places we have went to for dinner in 3 trips to Maui.

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vipDaisy18
Hawaii
68 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lava Rock is a neighborhood sports bar with great food. Yes, there is an elevator. It is on the second floor with a distant view of the ocean and palm trees. Nice sunset. They have a pool table and a bar with sports on many TVs. I must say the food was surprisingly good.. I had the featured NY steak. It came out on a sizzling platter with the best steak sauce ever. Dress casual, bring a hat and sunglasses for sunset and have a great time. It is a bit funky with great food. Interesting experience. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only place I go if I want consistently great food and outstanding service.
Mahalo for excellence in dining 😊

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KirstenR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time with my party! Definitely great location to have a party

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RodM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good, once we Finally got service it was ok. We sat at table for 10 minutes after being seated before anyone even acknowledged us, 10 minutes later we finally had a drink, once we ordered food it was there in less than 10 minutes. Not sure we would go back or recommend

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CindyP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner experience one of the best restaurant in that plaza

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pub fare. Nice sunset view but service a little slow—burgers definitely not hot off the grill. However, nice cold drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to lava rock a couple times and every time we go we get delicious food with outstanding service. I love all the televisions that you can watch your favorite sports on. Lava rock is a hidden Gem 💎

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We are very happy you enjoyed the food and service! We hope to see you again soon, Mahalo!

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vipSamanthaL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Hawaiian burger was amazing! Loved the outdoor dining area as well. It was a great meal and our family would definitely like to return before leaving Maui!

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for leaving a review! Please do come again and enjoy another burger! We appreciate you joining us for a meal during your visit to Maui and we hope you guys had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Atmosphere was nice. 45 minutes to get our food and it wasn’t busy. We will think twice before we go here again.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We are sorry for the wait time! We try to Keep our service as quick as possible but it happens to the best of us! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBirthday
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We ate here for a Sunday breakfast/ lunch with 5 adults and a two and six year old.
This is a great spot for children with open are seating under a covered patio.
This is not gourmet restaurant by any means but just a nice spot for a casual meal. Service was a little slow but no big deal/

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day. Good food. Very good service!

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and we hope to see you back soon!

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Shellster
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Valentine’s Day reservation and I think they were short staffed. Slow drink service !!!! Food was pretty good.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

We are very sorry you experienced slow service! We always try to deliver service quickly and efficiently and unfortunately it seems as we may have felt short on your visit. Please do come back and give us another try so that we can make it up to you! Mahalo for giving us a shot and we are happy you enjoyed the food!

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vipKenL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Great Happy Hour Specials!

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vipLucy
Vancouver
77 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We watched the Superbowl here and it definitely made the experience more memorable - more so the excited crowd than anything else. Good local bar, with ample parking.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Please let us know how we may improve next time! Mahalo for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipscrabblechamp1
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here our first night. The food was delicious, great service, nice views. It was so good that we decided to have breakfast there the next morning and it was delicious as well along with great service again. We will be going back there again for sure!

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ChuckJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times and the service and food has always been great. Great views at sunset and very comfortable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Food was excellent and the service was top notch!

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Treetops
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It honestly depends on when you go for this restaurant. Had you asked me about our Christmas dinner and waitress, I would have given it 5+ stars. However, on New Years Day we were later in the day. It was busier, and the staff was not as attentive. The food was also not as good. Overcooked and dry. I would still recommend this place, but you should know it is hit and miss.

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KristaA2019
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went for dinner because the steak served on a hot slab looked cool. When we walked in it took them a few mins to greet us. 5 mins to seat us. 5 mins to get us menus, then awhile to get our drink orders and longer to get us drinks. We left before eating. We tried the $20 in drinks we ordered - they were all juice. Big letdown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We sat for 10 minutes without water or being recognized. Our waitress passed the table twice during that time without an acknowledgment. We then waited 50 minutes for a simple poke bowl and loco moco.

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Tho54
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was able to get a table for 6 at last minute. Probably has a nice sunset but we ate too late. Drinks were a little pricey and food was OK. Enjoyed food and drink at other places more but I assume the view would make up for that, provided you get there by sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bar area/bathrooms needs to be redone.
The food was actually very good.
We sat in the deck and had a very nice dinner but we were scared walking up the stairs to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations. Got there and were seated. Waited 35 minutes and never got even saw a server. Got up and went next door to Three's bar and grill WITHOUT reservations...... Were immediately greeted, seated, and waited on within 5 minutes....... Food was out in less than 15 minutes and was great. After the great reviews we saw on Lava Rocks, we were all surprised on how everything went down. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on December 26, 2019

We are very sorry, the delay with everything, as you could observe, it was a day with a lot of rain and in the patio there were not all the tables available because of the rain, we had to make people wait and we were late in everything, we apologize, We only work with reservation on Christmas Day, and open table is organized by the tables and we were fine, but with the rain we could not give a good service

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WayneH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reservations at 7:45. Seated at 8:00. We were left alone until about 8:30 nearly an hour after our reservations. We ordered both food drinks at the same time at the first appearance of a very sweet and very busy server. We got our drinks about 15 minutes later. No sign of food until 9:30 at which time they told two of our party of six that they ran out of rice as a side. The manager said the had more reservations than they anticipated but could not explain why they kept accepting reservations if they did not have the staff to support so many people. The wait staff were literally running through the restaurant, so it was not their fault. Huge management fail. Most of the food was ok, but the chicken was super dry and tough and essentially inedible. They did give us a discount on the meal due to the delay, but still charged for the chicken that was sent back. All on all, over two hours of waiting for one round of drinks and a disappointing meal. We would have walked out long before the end, but it was Christmas night and there was literally nothing else available. Believe me, we looked after about 45 minutes of waiting around.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on December 26, 2019

Aloha Wayne We are very sorry, the delay with everything, as you could observe, it was a day with a lot of rain and in the patio there were not all the tables available because of the rain, we had to make people wait and we were late in everything, We only work with reservation on Christmas Day, and open table is organized by the tables and we were fine, but with the rain we could not give a good service we apologize

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FAQs

Lava Rock Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 727-2521.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 182 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.