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All 36 Koloa Restaurants

Uncle's Shave Ice and Smoothies

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742 - 2364
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Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Tucson, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Try the "shave snow" at Uncle's. He mixes milk and flavors in water before freezing and when he shaves it, it comes out as a finer texture with the flavor than shave ice. Add some ice cream and "Ono".

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Uncle's is the best shave ice (do not ask for 'shaved' ice or a sno-cone!) on kauai! Get the 'Kauai Kine' with an "snow cap." A snow cap is sweetened condensed milk. A small is enough to share, ridiculously huge portions. Friendly staff. My husband and I stayed near poi'pu beach and made a point of going to Uncle's almost... More

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

They have an interesting set up. There are refrigeration space issues because they take things out of coolers. They are overdoing it with combos, and I think they should just stick to the basics and do them well. Ice cream is good. I would like to try the snow instead of the ice next time.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A very small shop, but friendly service and good shave ice. I had coconut and mango, and liked the mango more than the coconut, but all in all, a good treat on a hot day!

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Spokane, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Whether it is your first time to Hawaii or your 20th time, be sure to get some shave ice from Uncles or JoJo's. Yum!

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Campbell, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had been wanting to try Hawaiian shaved ice and this was the perfect spot. They have countless options and different combinations. Pretty much any flavor you can think of, they have. Oh and did I mention that the portions are enormous? We went more than once while we were there. If you want to try shaved ice while on... More

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

we were talked into shave snow and glad we were, the blue raspberry is tart but I like tart. The added cream/milk in the snow made it very good, piña colada was also a very good flavor, then added the mac nut ice cream, so decadent but very good

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Uncle's was delicious shaved ice! Just don't make the mistake of asking for a sno-cone... Uncle gets quite grumpy and insists he doesn't serve, "sno-cones"!

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Portland,OR
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I got 2 flavors and got a huge portion of shaved ice. I couldn't eat it all, but it was still very worth it. He has a variety of tropical flavors. I went with pineapple and strawberry.

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Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had wrist bands that gave us a 20% discount on the product. The man who served us (60-ish?) wasn't thrilled to give us the discount. No small talk. No smile. Maybe he was tired? We went after dinner, around 8:30. Great shave ice and macadamia nut dish. Go!

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