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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • 137
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 7
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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
Delicious!

YUM, everything. Japanese sweet bread too! You can't go wrong at Uncle's, and ask a local for their recommendations!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Susan K
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California
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

YUM, everything. Japanese sweet bread too! You can't go wrong at Uncle's, and ask a local for their recommendations!

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorite places for shave ice. We loved all the ones that included fresh pineapple. Yum! They had a different kind of shave ice where they froze milk and flavors into ice and then shaved it. It was also pretty good.

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Gibsons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Large portions, lots of sugar. It's not anything amazing, it's shave ice, pretty hard to mess up. It's always incredibly busy and the staff still manages to be personable and friendly. Free wifi.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Jo Jo's was closed so I can't compare, but this was the best shave ice we had on Kauai. It's always better with ice cream on the bottom, so don't forget that.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of shave ice around the island, though weird and lackadaisical hours. Uncles is at the shopping mall and is one of the only places to do shave snow. We got coconut and it was terrific. Birthday cake is the most popular now.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I wish I had tried their shave ice in the earlier portion of my trip to Kauai. Then again I always like to do taste tests of the different shaved ice places. This to me deserved 5 stars because of their syrup. They get their syrup from Matsumoto's in Oahu and that made the difference for me. Even though their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While there are many choices for shaved ice in the islands, this one does not disappoint. Flavor so are plentiful and the service excellent.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unique option of shave snow, which is a creamier version of shave ice that my wife and daughter really enjoyed. Shave ice was a reasonable portion (not the biggest ones, I've seen) at the standard shave ice price that you see at most places at around $5. So the review is slightly conflicted, as my wife and daughter would give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was definitely heaven on a plate. Basically they take a thick slice of Hawaiian bread and cut out the middle leaving the crust. The middle part is cut into cubes and the the whole thing is toasted. The cubes are put back in the middle and drizzled with honey and then scoops of macadamia nut ice cream are plopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You may love him or hate him, but President Obama says shaved ice is his favorite treat and he's definitely right about how good it is. Shaved ice is ice literally shaved from a cylindrical block into a cone, so that it's like fine snow. Fruit syrups are poured over it, your choice up to three if you are ordering... 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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