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Lava Cake anyone ?
MrKiller21 (Melbourne, Australia)
Personally we found the restaurant a bit pretentious. That is more a criticism of us then them.. just not our type of dining. That said, our waiter was attentive and friendly. A constant supply of cold water, before asking, is always a good sign. The meals and especially the desserts were quite superb. Live Hawaiian music in the background, the view of the glowing rim from the volcano.... they are not doing much wrong here. An enjoyable evening.
Fire and Smoke
funonthemove (Cookeville, Tennessee)
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Volcano House on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is run by the National Park Service and has less than 40 rooms. We were welcomed by the friendly staff and our check-in was quick and easy. Don’t expect a five star room, but our room was clean, decorated nicely and had an awesome view of the crater. There is no television as they want you to enjoy and experience the park, with its stunning views and many walking trails. The lobby was so inviting with its fireplace and rocking chairs, and there is a nice restaurant and a bar with full views of the crater, and two gift shops with very nice items to commentate your visit. Across the street is the museum with everything you would want to know about volcanos and the beautiful art center showcasing the many items made by local artists on the island. If you want to do something different while visiting the Big Island, the Volcano House is the place to be.
Monika P (Singapore, Singapore)
We stayed at the Volcano House Hotel just prior to the recent eruption and really enjoyed the amazing setting and views over the crater from the hotel. Also highly recommend the guided walking tour offered by the hotel. The food was good if a bit pricey and my only criticism is that the rooms were very dated and could do with a renovation.
Best View and Best Food!
SoCalGirl533 (San Diego, California)
We recently took a trip to the Big Island and just happened to be there when Kilauea began erupting! We were lucky enough to get in a trip to Volcano National Park while it was still open. After taking in the film at the Visitor's Center we went across the street to Volcano House and had lunch in the. The view from our table was amazing, with the crater front and center as we had a window seat! The service was great as our waitress, Stacy was quick and offered good pointers on which items were her favorite. Several of us had the fish and chips entree and it was superb with a flaky, nutty batter and crisp chips. The salads were equally good with the balsamic dressing a hit! Prices were slightly high but what we expected given it's Hawaii and a National Park. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the park who wants the complete experience. Only wish we could have seen it at night! Maybe next time.
Great view and food
Our experience was a little unusual because we were evacuated right after our meal but its an experience of a lifetime. Its a kick watching the volcano table-side, and while thats the big attraction at this eatery, the food is quite good. A bit expensive, but for a national park, thats to be expected. We ate at the grille, not in the main restaurant.