Island Lava Java


Chef Colin Stevens of Island Lava Java - Kailua-Kona, HI

75-5799 Alii Drive, Suite A1
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-2161
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30am-9:30pm

To look at the small, simply decorated dining room and paper napkin layout, you wouldn’t expect much from Island Lava Java. But the meals there are unexpected and flavorful. Open since 1994, Island Lava Java is dedicated to all things Big Island, from its 100 percent Kona coffee list to only using Big Island Beef and organic cheese. The Guava-braised BBQ ribs are finger-licking good, and the grilled shrimp with nachos are a fun, fiery take on Latin food. But the banana-and-macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup—light, dreamy, and delicious—are the reason many come here.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Grilled Shrimp, Spinach Tortilla Crisp, Garlic Oil, Cilantro, Hawaiian Salt, and Jalapeño
  • Island-style Pancakes: Banana Buttermilk Pancakes, Bananas, and Macadamia Nuts with Coconut Syrup and Portuguese Sausage

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