Lava Lava Beach Club

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 11 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 5 more
75% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

69-1081 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 Directions

(808) 769-5282
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    No GF options in the Happy Hour menu (before 5). The items that are labeled GF are not safe because they do not have a separate fryer. However, the setting is beautiful and right on the water. Your safest bet is just getting drinks and relaxing. There was a bug in one of my drinks and they made me a new one quickly :) They have sofas with tables if you’re lucky to grab one. Lots of birds though, and we did get pooped on.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Not many GF options but they did have a gluten free bun that was really good. Menu is marked with GF but there are things that are GF that are not marked if you just sub the GF bun (burger and chicken sandwich). Options are basically salad, burger, chicken sandwich or biggie burger. Views are amazing though and awesome experience. Drinks were good too. I got the chicken sandwich on a GF bun and it was really good. All the fried food looked so yummy though and was sad I couldn’t eat any of it. Would highly recommend though based on views, experience and at least some options that include a bun and didn’t get sick!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    What a bummer! First, the good news: the setting is fantastically gorgeous - right on the beach! your table might be on sand! you can kick your sandals off and walk around! - and very family friendly, with giant Jenga and cornhole/beanbag toss to pass the time. If we didn't have the GF issue as a factor, we would have adored this place. However: The menu posted online got our hopes up. We sat down with the kids to review the menu ahead of time, and were delighted to see so many items throughout marked with "G" to indicate that they are or can be made GF. (This was for K1's birthday dinner - happy birthday, sweetie! - while on spring break.) In particular, the fries and tots - which come highly recommended - got the kids super-excited. Speaking to the staff upon arrival, though, it turns out that they have just the one fryer. Noooo!! the dreaded single-fryer situation!!! So much for the fries and tots and chips (and salsa). The kids were really disappointed (me too - I was looking forward to those tots). Perplexingly, one of the waitstaff said that she was celiac and eats the fries, no problem, but since K1 and K2 are still in their first six months, we didn't want to take the chance. Other than the fryer issue, everything else was good, but I'm dinging them for marking as "G" the several items that aren't really GF-able because of the single-fryer cross-contamination potential. They were gracious about cooking up a simple chicken breast with carrot sticks for K2, and K1 enjoyed her steak, so absent the fryer-related disappointment (which is mostly about over-promising on the menu, really), I'd have given them 4 or 5 stars, but the false Gs got our (really, the kids') hopes up, and then they were so disappointed, that they lose at least 2 stars for that. The manager was super nice - he was lovely about plating up a piece of GF cake that we had brought in for K1's birthday, and added a sparkler without our asking when he brought it out. (Good thing we'd planned ahead; the only GF dessert was sorbet.) Staff was otherwise OK - not particularly solicitous, but fine. Either they have no kids' menu, or everything on it was basically fried so they didn't bother bringing it out - I recall that it's one or the other but not which one. I'd say it's celiac-friendly with an asterisk, but that's not one of the options.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Happy hour menu doesn't offer many options. It looks like the lunch and dinner menus offer more options. Beautiful views of the ocean!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have celiac disease and I didn't even mention it to the waiter I just asked what was gluten free I had the chefs simple fish special and their incredible shake em fries with no reaction it was great and the sunset was awesome I will be back

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    They had items on the menu notes as GF, and the servers seemed knowledgeable about answering questions. Ate there with my daughter who has celiac and no issues. Great family ambiance.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Menu is clearly marked with GF options, which are the salads, the shrimp appetizer, the gazpacho or the fish entree. It's a very busy place and seems like the place to go get some drinks, but the view of the sunset is why you go!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    there are no gluten free buns ... there are only 3 things on the menu that are gf and 2 of them r appetizers. the service was slow and i ordered the gf fish and it turned out to have soy sauce in it. but, the view was very pretty and the waiters are very nice.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Lots of great options clearly marked on the menu. Food and service was great! The location is awesome, especially at sunset and the option of seating styles as well as areas make this a great location for a party of 2 or 10. Live music nightly.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    There are a lot of gluten free options that are marked with a G on the primary menu. Also, they have gluten free buns for burgers.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm
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