Score 7.0 out of 10


What is Lavu?

Lavu is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as an intelligent combination of cloud computing, wireless technologies, and a sleek touchscreen interface for restaurant.
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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $59 per month
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Product Details

What is Lavu?

Lavu's mobile POS and restaurant management platform is designed specifically for small to medium food and drink establishments with 1-3 locations. Lavu's mobility aims to streamline operations and increase revenue while delighting customers. Lavu features in-house payment processing, online ordering, detailed reporting, loyalty programs, labor management, and inventory management, in order to save time and money while providing all point of sale and management needs.

Lavu Features

  • Supported: Self-ordering Kiosk
  • Supported: Online Ordering
  • Supported: Payment Processing
  • Supported: Invoice Management
  • Supported: Cash Discount Program
  • Supported: 24/7 Support
  • Supported: Designed Specifically for Restaurants
  • Supported: Cloud-Based Technology

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Lavu Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS
Supported CountriesAll Countries
Supported LanguagesChinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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Lavu is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as an intelligent combination of cloud computing, wireless technologies, and a sleek touchscreen interface for restaurant.

Lavu starts at $59.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
We started with Lave as our POS system for both the cafe and event services within our establishment. After the cafe closed, we continued to use Lavu for our events. Lavu is used to ring up customer tabs at events and helps me as an accountant know how much in sales we received per type of item sold. I personally started with Lavu on the front end with ringing people up and now use it more on the back end with reporting.
  • Ease of setting up, editing, and deleting menu items.
  • Tracking employee hours
  • General reporting
  • Customer service
  • Reconciling between all tablets and backend reports. Occasionally receipts go missing and are difficult to track down.
  • Inventory
For a small company with little inventory, Lavu is a great simple POS system. For a larger company or a company where items are always changing, I would not recommend Lavu as more transactions increases room for error and ultimately takes away the time one doesn't have to figure out how to reconcile something. Customer service is not always able to fix the problem right away and can take months getting back to you on the reasoning behind a discrepancy in reports.
  • Quick simple way to ring up guests
  • Ability to track sales
  • Ability to track employee hours
  • Lavu does a great job tracking sales but has not helped in calculating accurate net income on sales with the lack of a good inventory system.
Square has a simpler interface but lower quality reporting for accountants.
Joel M Dillingham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Verified User
We use Lavu as the Point of Sale at our brewery to manage all sales including food, swag, and beverages.
  • Setting up menu items in POS
  • User-friendly once everything is loaded
  • Easy to make changes to menu items on the fly from any mobile device
  • Initial training
  • Split check credit card transactions, seem to have issues with some of the checks not closing out properly or being charged correctly
  • Servers being allowed to run server summary even though they have unpaid checks (not supposed to happen)
  • Have had the system go out on a weekend and took 20 plus minutes to get back online
  • Calling the help desk on the weekend is a joke, takes 45 to 90 minutes to get help
This product is well suited if you need two supergroups, need to manage inventory, and need be a POS.
  • It was easy to set up and train new staff
  • They have a lot of bugs that cause billing issues
  • They told me the system could do things that actually couldn't be done (we need to manage usage by beer name and the system can't track them).
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
As a culinary and pastry arts instructor I use Lavu as both an instructional tool as well as the POS system for our in-class restaurant. I find the back of the house/management part of Lavu is an excellent hands-on tool to teach all the parts of restaurant management theory. It provides students with a real-life application that helps them understand the theory better.

  • The Lavu system is incredibly easy to use in both front and back of house operations. The format of both sides is very intuitive.
  • Lavu makes it very easy to add real life application to teaching inventory control, schedule control, etc.
  • The fact that it is cloud based makes life much easier. I can make changes on the fly and they update very quickly.
  • The only issue I have had with Lavu is that when my IT department makes changes our filters make it difficult to edit/update the system. Lavu's technical help has always been great.
Lavu is very easy to teach to new employees. I use it to teach high school students with little to no previous experience and they pick it up very quickly.
  • LAVU has fit perfectly into both the business and teaching usage areas for me. I feel I got an extra return on investment.
I've used many other products in the last 20 years and Lavu is by far the easiest to use and most flexible system I've encountered.
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