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Uncle's Shave Ice

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Suite K158B, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2364
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 110
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It was ok...

Pretty hyped up for what it is...it was good but wasn't over the top like most people are saying. The lady that helped us was actually pretty rude...maybe that's why we didn't like it too much. It was our first shaved ice experience and we were at the shopping centre and wanted to try it out before... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
kevintkluk
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Pretty hyped up for what it is...it was good but wasn't over the top like most people are saying. The lady that helped us was actually pretty rude...maybe that's why we didn't like it too much. It was our first shaved ice experience and we were at the shopping centre and wanted to try it out before the Farmer's market.

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Stanley, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I shared a large shave ice. They had a plethora of flavors and toppings. The woman who served us was very friendly and helpful. This was our first shave ice this trip and we were happy!

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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The creamy shave ice is so good! We order melon, and it was amazing! They give you a lot, so maybe you don't need to order two.

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Ilinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I share a small and it was more than enough for an afternoon treat. Flavors were good, but really enjoyed the macadamia nut ice cream buried in the bottom!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

So I love shaved ice and this is excellent. Went there three times and employees were always friendly. Did not rate the food because there isn't any

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

small cup is super large and hits the spot when you need to cool off...will try the mac nut ice cream combo next time

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Houston, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The shave ice as okay and you can add a scoop of ice cream. The only complaint I had about the Poipu location is that the guy behind the counter was not the least bit nice or engaging, which made the experience less fun than it could have been.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The real bummer for us is that the portions are HUGE and they don't offer Kids' sizes. You can pay a little extra and split them into two cups yourself, but it is a mess and they don't look as pretty afterward. The owner can be a little grumpy, but I'm sure he means well. The birthday cake "snow" was... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My college age kids are crazy for shave ice, and they loved the ones from here. The lychee bubble pops under the shave ice were a very pleasant surprise. Do get the lillikoi syrup.

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denver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Travel books, websites, etc., all say you should try Shave Ice, when visiting Hawaii, so we did. While in Kauai, we stopped at Uncle's Shave Ice. We explained to the girl working there, that this was our first try. She smiled, and explained how it worked. Well, instead of making up our own flavor combination, we tried one of their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Suite K158B, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808-742-2364

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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