Lava Rock Bar & Grill

3.9
209 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 209 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
service
3.9
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3.9
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bgdrones22
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great
Nice casual atmosphere
Good food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for Valentine’s Day while on our honeymoon! We were skeptical because some of the reviews weren’t good, but I’m so glad we went! The service was great and the food was delicious. They were very accommodating and we got our meal in a timely matter. Would definitely come back!

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THOMASG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The view of the ocean and the sunset from the deck can't be beat.

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MandyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were greeted with attitude when the host recorded our reservation time incorrectly, and were served one initial drink for the first full hour. Our food finally arrived after almost 1.5 hours of waiting, so it really took the wind out of the sails of the night we were having. The food was fine but it was overall a frustrating experience.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food took 30 minutes to arrive, and we were missing an entree. Steak chimichurri tacos were bland, under seasoned, meat was poor quality. Island Fish was also bland and over sauced.

Wait staff was inattentive to drinks (aside from water.) I got one drink and no one ever asked me if I wanted another.

We finished our entrees and were still waiting on the burger, receiving it after maybe 45 minutes.

The burger was a bit salty, but overall a decent burger.

Overall, a very poor experience and I wouldn’t return or recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lava flow drinks were good. Seared ahi salad was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 30 minutes to get water & settings. All we were there for was drinks & appetizers. Ended up leaving because the waiter kept walking past us, even after trying to get her attention.

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vipBlakeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food good, Service nice, but super slow. 30 minutes to get food and would not see anyone for 10 minutes at a time. (need salt? - wait 10 minutes, need silverware? - wait 10 minutes.

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TimG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok experience. Nothing special. Molten chocolate dessert was delicious.

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DK5ver
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on vacation and met up with a friend who lives on Maui. We sat outside on the patio. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, the atmosphere was festive, and the food and drinks were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I were looking forward to the Calamari appetizer, our waitress talked us out of it as she believed it to be chewing sometimes. So, we went with the Lava Fries that were suppose to have chimichurri on them. We were given fries with what felt like a cheese sauce rather than the typical green chimichurri sauce. I had to look up the pictures of Lava fries on Yelp to see that they were indeed their lava Fries. Disappointed to say the least. My husband had the Luau bowl which was okay- the chicken and Ahi had more flavor than the pork. I had the chicken Mediterranean pasta- had lots of chicken, pasta and decent flavor. Overall a decent dinner, still slightly confused and disappointed with the sauce on the fries.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My family had a 6pm reservation for 5. When we arrived we were not greeted. After a couple minutes a waitress came over & said she would seat us in a couple minutes. This was fine, the restaurant was not too busy and there was plenty of wait staff working.
We sat down about 6:15 and our food & drink order was taken about 15 minutes later. Timing could have been better but again this was ok.
We were offered drink refills before food arrived.
It took nearly an hour for our food to arrive, again the restaurant was not that busy.
After the food arrived one meal was incorrect. It was missing the pork. This was eventually brought out however it was so salty it was not eaten.
Our waitress didn’t check on us or offer to refill drinks or water. We were actually unsure who our waitress was since 2 females had been to the table.
We had to request our check after we waited with empty plates & drinks at the table.
The restaurants have recently reopened due to Covid. We understand that with new Covid rules that things take longer and there are more rules.
However our experience was not due to Covid nor being understaffed. The staff simply were inattentive.
Would not recommend nor will we go back.

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lisab
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Lava Rocks... you won’t be disappointed!!!

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MarshaS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Long wait time for breakfast- over 40 minutes after ordering. Server blamed everyone coming at once and poor staffing for day crew, however table sat after ours received their meal before we did. Food was ok but just overshadowed by long wait time to receive meals.

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MichaelC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Would pass as not good all around as better places to go on the island

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vipLarryS
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This place was terrible. We ordered appetizers as soon as we got there so there would be something for the kids to eat. One hour later with dinner finally showed up I canceled the appetizer

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vipEpdins
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good food...Goo prices...great Happy Hour.
Bought was double charged on my credit card !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation and were sat down right away. The hostess was great and gave us waters once we sat down. We sat at our table for at least 15 minutes before our server came over and introduced himself and took our order. Food arrived on time. My husband ordered a second drink which didn’t arrive before it was time to leave. Service was very poor.

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DianeinBelmont
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Took an hour to get our food
The appetizers came out with dinner
Forgot our drinks & then we couldn’t leave because the check took so long to process.
It was over two hours - way too long.

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vipEkolu
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waited 40 min for our food but it was busy so it's understandable. Waitress brought and rung up the wrong check 2 times on my credit card so I had 2 swiped charges and 2 swiped refunds.
Even with all that going on, the food was fantastic and the waitress was very apologetic but getting back to the food...OMG!!! Big portions along with great taste! Definitely going back... try the ahi sandwich... you won't be sorry

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Gemmasmom
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Had reservations that they couldn’t find I had to show them my OT confirmation before they believed me, then we had to push to be seated in the bar area, started with getting only 4 of 5 drinks, and 4 of 5 appetizers, after reminding waitress we ended up getting 5th drink from bar. We ordered dinner and 5th appetizer still had not arrived...2 hours later after going to bar to get drinks and servers station to get water we asked to see manager. The coward sent the bar tender. We saw manager help deliver dinner to two large tables that arrived after ours... we were done, we got up to leave and he showed up.. only to apologize.. it was the worst experience I have ever had. I have NEVER walked out before nor had Any of my party.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food ans the service. Will def be back! Food was flavorful and lots of variety. Great drinks too!

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EMH49
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was meh.... They sat is on the side with a high picnic bench no padding totally miserable. Don't plan on coming back anytime soon sorry

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived on time, waited too long to be seated. Was brought to our table. 1 server it seemed. After about 15 minutes of being ignored we left.

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vipBrandiM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was great (mahalo Tyler!). Food was horrible (I ordered steak tacos. Very plain, sautéed with onion and bell peppers with some kind of aioli and covered in Provolone.🤔 Good thing for the $1 mimosas. Place has potential.

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vipMarisaB
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was surprised that with the few restaurants open in Maui, this one managed to be pretty mediocre. The place is dirty. Service is friendly but slow.
The food was an absolute disappointment. Ahi was chewy with no flavor, shrimp tacos were over seasoned as if they tried to hide or compensate for the overall lack of flavor.
I would really encourage this restaurant to improve, especially in the kitchen. I would not go back nor recommend people to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was spot on and what we needed after a sunset wedding.

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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
6 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

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 3.9 stars by 209 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.