Kat 5 Kava is Wilmington, NC’s best kept relaxation and feel good secret!. In less than one year, it has gone from obscure to extremely popular, prompting talks of an additional location to building a chain. What is Kava? Kava is made from the root of a pepper plant grown in the South Pacific islands of Hawaii, Vanuatu, and Fiji. It is drunk as a beverage in a coconut shell, and contains no alcohol. It is best known for its relaxing effects, and anti-anxiety properties. It is also a fun place to hang out, where everyone feels like family.