I usually visit Hawaii in the middle of winter, when sun sets later and there is more time to play before the day ends. That being said, I made the mistake of making all my dinner reservations for my most recent trip to the big island trip without double checking the sunset times!
Our first dinner was at Lava Lava Beach Club. Known for one of the best sunset views on the Big Island, we got there when it was already dark. 😦 The parking lot is small but there is ample parking along the beach…it’s just a bit rockier over there and harder to navigate without the sun.
BUT, with torch lamps lit all around in an open air seating only restaurant, we headed on in for some great food.
The night started off with some cocktails – a Huggo’s Mai Tai and a Lychee Strawberry Rita!
What’s interesting is that when you ask people what to eat here, they always say the hamburger. I can’t eat a burger on the island! So, we opted for these instead:
Pineapple fried rice with coconut shrimp:
We also got their Furikake crusted fish with steamed vegetables and rice:
Overall, food was good but not amazing. Pretty good option for all you non-adventurous food types and a reliable option on vacation.