Kava, also known as kava kava, and ‘awa, is a small shrub native to the islands in the South Pacific. The root and stems are made into a non-alcoholic beverage that has been used socially and ceremonially for hundreds of years in Hawaii, Fiji, and Tonga.

Kava Bar San Bruno imports kava root directly from Fiji and we make the ground kava fresh on-site. Come try it to experience the elixir's relaxing and euphoric qualities.

 

Kava is traditionally prepared by placing ground root and stem into a porous sack, submerging in water, and squeezing the juice into a large, carved, wooden bowl. Coconut half-shell cups are dipped and filled — punch bowl style. After drinking a cup or two a feeling of heightened attention combined with relaxation begins to come on. Although it is soothing, it is unlike alcohol in that thoughts remain clear. The flavor is largely inoffensive, but some find that it takes getting used to; it really depends on your preference for earthy flavors.