71% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
75-5799 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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We had delicious ribs and tacos at Island Lava Java! The menu has all gluten free items marked, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and what would be safe for us. They took our questions seriously, and even went back to talk to the chef to make sure. We do have silent celiac, so we don’t get symptoms when glutened, but this seems like a safe place. We also had some very tasty drinks while listening to awesome live music. The view and ambiance are amazing here!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Celiac

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We had a really nice dinner here! It’s always hard to find gluten free options at a nicer, touristy restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised. The menus marked “wheat-free” options and there were a couple to choose from. I ended up ordering the black bean tacos and they were as expected. The French fries are prepared in a shared fryer so steer clear of those, but the side salad was pretty good as well. No dessert options other than plain ice cream.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was unwilling to even try to accommodate gluten free options. Server also gave me attitude, will never come back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Waitress was very understanding of my need to be gluten free. She made sure to alert the kitchen and make a note on my order so that no gluten would be added by accident. Had no reaction.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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My husband and I ate here a couple of times during our stay in Kailua. The menu has "wheat-free" items and/or substitution options to make them gluten free. We enjoyed the food and I did not have any symptoms after either visit.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Wait staff was not terribly knowledgeable. They alerted the kitchen of my celiac disease. The breakfast potatoes that come with everything are fried at some point, so I made sure to avoid those. I had omelettes here twice without incident.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No Breakfast GF options and clear lack of understanding of gluten. Told me they had egg white omelettes. Bake pastries in kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great location on Alii Drive with awesome view of the ocean. Good service. I had the Luau Omelette filled with slow roasted kalua pork, pineapple, onion and cheddar jack cheese. Yum!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have Gluten Free options and were able to seat is pretty quickly when we were super hungry. Service is a little scattered, but once we ordered, we got food pretty quickly. Overall, good but not amazing food and reasonable enough prices. Nice location, with outdoor seating overlooking the surf. Would come back.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, amazing food. The fish tacos were phenomenal.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was beyond amazing! They have gluten free items marked on the menu! The food was delicious and staff was super helpful! You can't beat the view either!! You can also bring your own beer and wine with no corkage fee.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Our waitress had good knowledge about gluten free foods. We had fish tacos which served on corn tortilla's. They had a wide variety of gluten free items.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great coffee joint, now serves table-cloth style dinner. Gluten-free selections marked. Great fish entrees, beef, ribs, etc. Kitchen is slooooooow. Byob

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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