Lava Rock Bar & Grill

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332 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 332 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToddyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was good but the service was a bit slow.

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KarenH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The nachos were great - especially the guacamole. And we loved the ribs! Out waiter made great recommendations, and the value was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Do book ahead though as the Island is now getting busy but restaurants still aren’t able to open to full capacity (as of June 2nd, 2021). Nice central location in Kihei with local shopping and plenty of parking very close by. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a very broad menu selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Lava Rock breakfast today. Ordered the Hawaiian Benedict and was not disappointed. Hawaiian Benedict was so ono. Always excellent service ( Mahalo Tyler) and outstanding food. Mahalo

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CharlesT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Well, the beer was cold....service was horrible. After about 30 mins and our two waters brought to us by the hostess, we finally ordered, with the hostess again. My shrimp were close to burnt, chicken was over cooked, and my wife's burger was dryer than my flip flop. When i made our reservation I included that it was my wife's bday for a "special event" nothing was included, asked for a cake...got nothing. Pretty bad experience for our first night in Maui. Do I recommend this place? Nope......

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KarenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Seated immediately. Service good and food came quickly. Took a long while to clear but they didn’t rush us which was good. Food was very good: fish of the day (mahi-mahi) and poke

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was good. Unfortunately the wait for our food was around 45 minutes once we ordered. I noticed the same long wait time with other customers. Not sure if they are having employee issues like most others in the service industry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Kitchen closes at 9. Good to know when you have a reservation after 8.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic menu. Service was very good.

We booked early in our vacation to Maui and will be going back at the end of the week.

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CynK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were top notch. Two pool tables in the back. I'm glad this was one of the first places we decided to explore on our visit to Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We went during Happy Hour. It was totally worth it! The appetizers are yummy & so is the Mai Tai. Totally recommend it for good food. The chairs are falling apart though...😂

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Heather
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was okay, terriyaki chicken is dry, charged $1.50 for extra 1 oz. of terriyaki sauce. Service not so good, we were seated in hot sun which is fine if they refill your water glass which they did not do until we had to ask. We had ask for table in shade but were told it was for larger parties (4 people) rather than the 2 of us seated at a 4 person table. We had a very obnoxious group of 6 people sitting right next to us that grew louder the more drinks they had. We were not even able to have a conversation or hear the waiter. Sadly, would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Love the Ahi Burger. Mahalo Tyler

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Megan, was awesome! Best service we’ve had in a long time!! Food was delivered quickly, and everything was delicious.

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vipKevinT
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Very understaffed and understandable given recent forced shutdowns and ability to hire more employees. Our server was sweet and we accepted the unusual amount of wait time to be greeted after being seated with a reservation. It was 30 minutes from the time we sat until our server greeted us. This brought us real close to the kitchen close time so we ordered everything right then and there. The girls got some awesome looking and tasting mocktail drinks, my lady and I enjoyed one of the best Mai Tai's we had on the island this far. The food was 4.5 out of 5 and did not disappoint. All in all the quality and value is solid here. Have patience, don't be frustrated with long wait times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Directions took us to the back door. Pretty messy. On the 2nd floor with an elevator. Pictures show white table cloths ; not.
Food excellent. Wife had the two tails of lobster & 9 shrimp. I had the fish. Everything seasoned nicely. Veggies were hot and not overcooked. Yum!

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foodiefloyd
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great selection of food. Quality was good. Nice selection of drinks.

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Redsnapper
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast and friendly service and great food. The Cuban sandwich was SO good - lots of meat served on a toasted baguette, and perfectly cooked and salted fries. Casual atmosphere, which was nice. Definitely would eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing! service was a little hectic a party left unfortunately and the host yelled as they left which was a little unfortunate and disappointing but i’m guessing they were low on staff due to covid and stressed too! i would 100% go again though !

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QEJAdams
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eating out in Maui is always more about the event than having awesome cuisine. That being said, our meal of coconut shrimp appetizer, steak tacos and the Luau bowl of chicken, pork and poki with rice was very good and a great value! The bowl was advertised as having slaw included so I expected a bit more cabbage to even out the meat and scoop of rice but it was only about a tablespoon worth of shredded cabbage. However, we’ve paid quite a bit more for dinners that were less satisfying. The hostess and waiter were quite attentive and the outdoor seating has a great ambiance. The inside is a big bar, which post Covid will probably be busy again. Great spot to feast after a day at the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service, food was really good with lots of variety. No issues with family dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch at Lava Rock Cafe. Tuna Poke Stack was delicious and the portion was large enough to share with the table or to have as an entree. The Grilled Vegetable Tacos were a refreshing change from the standard fish, shrimp or meat varieties. Great place; gorgeous view - I highly recommend it.

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NickT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, but overall, a little disappointing. Drinks were watered down a bit, and the food was just ok. Not great, but not bad. However, given the prices, I expected better even if it is a very casual place. From my family: pulled pork sandwich and the poke nachos were the best of what we ate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This morning was ‘Hawaiian Benedict’ morning. Always so delicious. Mahalo Joseph for your excellent service.

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ValerieH
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived Happy Hour! 3-6 every day for half-price appetizers and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there with my in-laws and our two kids ages 2&5. It was very family friendly with a fun Hawaiian vibe. They had something for everyone and we all enjoyed our meal. Service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I HIGHLY recommend @lavarockmaui when in Maui.... Specifically Kihei... we recently had dinner there with my family and all six of us could NOT STOP RAVING about how amazing this food is!

For apps: Spinach and Lobster Dip and the Ahi Poke Nachos....

For Dinner: All the things! I had the Blackened Fish Tacos and OMGEEEEE they were SO bomb!

It’s a beautiful chill / sports bar / super fun vibe and let’s talk about their drinks...

As a bartender I understand spending money on a CRAFT cocktail... the Paloma was my FAVE! They take their time and have some amazing choices that are very good to the palate. I haven’t been this impressed with cocktails in quite a while and wow.... !

Let’s just say I drove back to our condo after ☝🏽 one drink because my hubby was trying them all!!! LOL. I took a sip of each of his selections and I was very impressed at the quality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Super busy and low on service staff = poor attention to drink refills, etc. We just happened to be sitting outside and directly above string lights and far enough away from ceiling fan so the gnats were all around us (and down our dresses), so that made it hard to enjoy the atmosphere or food. Avoid outside unless there is a breeze to keep bugs away.

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vipHansi
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's an average bar, with average food and servive

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silab
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

food was fair but long wait. drinks were poor. waiter was pleasant, attentive and warned us early on the wait would be long. receptionist told us the open table reservations were messed up. we will not be going back

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helly
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

This was the second night in a row we ate at Lava Rock. The first night the service was good and we had a charming waitress. It seemed everything in the restaurant fell apart on the second night. Our reserved table wasn't ready. The hostess had to go clean it, so we sat down 15 minutes after we arrived. We ordered our drinks and our dinner as soon as our waiter arrived. We did this because we had two children with us who were hungry. After awhile we were told that they had no ice. Our son's beer didn't need ice, but it didn't come for 1/2 hr. They finally got ice and brought our water with about 5 cubes per glass. After about 45 min. I hadn't got the diet coke I ordered. When it did come it was a glass full of ice with about 2 oz. of pop! The waiter tried to joke about it, but I had, had it by then. I ordered another diet without ice and mixed my two drinks. The kids were falling apart and wanted to go home because they were so hungry. Finally, the food came!!!!! That was the only saving grace of our experience. The food was good! It may have been a fluke that the food and drinks were so late, but the waiter was lackluster, at best. You may luck out and get a good waiter and faster service, but we won't be going back!

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Shutterbug
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious! The manager needs to hire more staff for peak hours. The servers are friendly, but too busy.
If you don't mind island time (an hour to get meal), then highly recommend!

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stanl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was quite good. Long time between ordering and getting food. Casual attention to our table such as refilling water.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Got there at 7:30 for our reservation and the host told us to wait as she “had to check a to go order” for someone that came in after us. Then came back and asked us how she could help? Completely clueless and totally not professional. Then threw a fit about being frustrated and threw silverware on the ground in anger. We were although very nice it was a bit of a cluster.

Once seated at 7:45 we waited for our food until almost 9pm. The food was great, however the service and wait times were unheard of. Would not ever recommend this place to anyone.

Very disappointed besides our server being very sweet. Overall and it made for a pretty terrible experience..

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helly
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and we had a very nice, attentive waitress. We are going to go again tonight with family to try a few new dishes. Also, the prices were reasonable, which is hard to find these days. I

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Amazing bloody Mary’s, $1 mimosas and what a view! Skip the Kihei Cafe and come here!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and even better food

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ClydeG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not a four star Place as shown on Open Table. Salad was wilted, Tempura shrimp was mostly batter and small shrimp, chicken on salad was dry, poor service and much more of a biker type Bar than a Restaurant. Not a Great Vacation experience for us. Not Recommended. One nice thing was the 2nd floor open air patio ...

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 stars by 332 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.