#10 of 211 Kauai Restaurants

Lava Lava Beach Club

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Lava Lava Beach Club – Proudly Serving Tropical Drinks and Hawaiian Delights in Paradise
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for all the best Hawaiian flavors, you’ll love what they’re serving up at Lava Lava Beach Club. Decadent appetizers, entrees, and desserts are always on tap and go beautifully with their huge selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Oceanfront views, chill vibes, and live music help elevate the dining experience, even more, ensuring you always walk away fully satisfied.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

When you want to enjoy laidback, oceanfront dining at its finest, you cannot go wrong with a trip over to Lava Lava Beach Club. Set just to the south of Anaehoomalu Beach in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, this Big Island eatery lets you enjoy all the best Hawaiian delights with the tropical drinks to match. Better yet, a truly lowkey vibe, live music, and oceanfront views set the stage for an amazing meal at each and every visit.

Although Lava Lava Beach Club remains ever-popular from open to close, they do not take any reservations. Instead, it’s always first come, first served, so plan to get here well before the dinnertime rush if you don’t want to wait for a table. Otherwise, plan to give them your cellphone number and kick around the beach until they call you to come back.

Once you arrive at Lava Lava Beach Club, get ready for the dining experience of a lifetime. Every seat in the house boasts phenomenal ocean views, which only get better as the evening goes on. Right when the sun starts to go down, local musicians come out to wow the crowds with their hits and make the experience even more magical.

The quality of the food at Lava Lava Beach Club is well worth mentioning as well. They make all their island classics using the freshest local ingredients and traditional recipes. Their large menu of drinks perfectly complements the bright and bold flavors in each appetizer and entrée, especially if you ask for pairing recommendations from your server.

Must-try items on Lava Lava Beach Club‘s menu include:

Poke Nachos
You can always count on the Poke Nachos to satisfy your every craving for all the best island flavors. They make this appetizer by preparing spicy poke using fresh ahi, sweet onions, local tomatoes, and avocado. Then, they pile it over crispy wonton chips and add an unagi drizzle over the top to finish it all off right.

Hukilau Chowder
The Hukilau Chowder is always a great way to whet your appetite with the richest flavors around. To create this popular dish, they create a creamy chowder base using fresh ingredients and their house recipe. Once that’s done, they infuse it with well-prepared ahi, clams, and bacon plus plenty of potatoes.

Spinugula
If nothing else will do but a light fresh salad, you’ll love to try their Spinugula. This salad always begins with a bed of spinach and arugula. After that, they add strawberries, gorgonzola, candied macadamia nuts, and red onion to the mix. The whole lot gets a big drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette to beautifully bring all the flavors together.

Coconut Shrimp
If you love coconut, you’re going to simply adore their signature Coconut Shrimp. They start this entrée by taking shrimp and covering them in a coconut-panko breading and then frying them up to a light golden brown. Right before serving, they land on the plate along with coconut jasmine rice and coconut coleslaw plus a tasty ginger-guava sauce.

If you simply cannot pull yourself away from the beauty of Lava Lava Beach Club, ask about their cottage rentals. They have four gorgeous cottages on site for rent, allowing you to stay one night or weeks at a time. Their 576 square foot floorplans come with all the top amenities, including air conditioning, a full kitchenette, and an outdoor shower. Beyond that, you get to use their wi-fi, a concert-size ukulele, bikes, and stand-up paddleboards throughout your stay.

Insider Tips:
-To best care for the needs of their staff, Lava Lava Beach Club may close up their doors for lunch while still offering dinner service. You can check if that’s the case before you arrive by going to their website.
-All patrons are limited to two hours at their table to give everyone a chance to swing by for a bite to eat.
-The live music at Lava Lava Beach Club starts at 5 pm and goes on until 8:30 pm each night.
-If you’d like to save on drinks, come to their liquid happy hour from 3 pm to 5 pm every day.