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Uncle's Shave Ice

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Suite K158B, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the Snow

We had only one item: A Coconut Shave Snow (made with milk mixed with finely ground ice). Fantastic. Absolutely worth the effort to get there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jack B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had only one item: A Coconut Shave Snow (made with milk mixed with finely ground ice). Fantastic. Absolutely worth the effort to get there.

Thank Jack B
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i really thought there was nothing to shaved ice and then it was suggested i try this. i asked the clerk for a recommendation and she was helpful. i don't remember what it was called, but it had a scoop of macadamia nut ice cream in the bottom and then the shaved ice with three flavors and then a cream... More 

Thank Carol W
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make a stop for Shave Ice when we visit Hawaii. We enjoyed Uncles quite a bit. Their sign says they were voted #1. What I liked the most, was their shave ice isn't as sugary sweet as the others. They also serve Taiwanese style shave ice with milk add. We didn't try it, but we saw, several customers... More 

Thank Nextboat
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The product is really delicious and good price. The guys who work there are about as personable as the wall. They could use some customer service training. Luckily for them, its not a show-stopper for me. I'm just interested in some good shave ice. But if you're the kind who needs a smile and kind word, good luck to you...

Thank Ryano724
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650 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here while shopping for a sweet dessert. The shave ice was good, kind of like a snow cone, but not as good as other shave ices I've had in Hawaii.

Thank justme2Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Uncle's Shave Ice is advertising with "the best shave ice on the island" but that is simply not true. I would rate their shave ice as average. The best Shave Ice we had in Kauai was at Wishing Well Shave Ice at the north shore.

Thank Vincent A
Santa Clarita, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had lots of shave ice all over the islands, so when we saw shave milk we were intrigued. My husband wanted to try the birthday cake flavor. It was very different! The texture was somewhat creamier than shave ice. It was very tasty!

Thank ladydi50CA
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish we had something like this close to home. I had never had shave ice before, cannot believe how much better and different than snow cones or water ice. Get the cream on top.

Thank S C
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of places to buy a shave ice in Kauai. This is one of the best. They have great flavors and a good variety of sugar-free syrups if you have diet restrictions. They also serve an off-the-chain french toast breakfast in the mornings - totally unique! Good service, authentically Hawaiian. Give this one a try.

Thank cporter187
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food Network etc rave about shave ice and yes it is different and refreshing. I have nothing to compare Uncle's to, but for flavor choices, deliciousness of product, and friendliness of staff, I think we had the best we can ever expect

Thank Stephen K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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