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Uncle's Shave Ice and Smoothies

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742 - 2364
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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denver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Shaved ice...who knew? Any flavor you could want, and some that you would never want. Being a Notre Dame fan is a plus (which I am not)...

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Shave Ice is a Hawaii staple. This location, within walking distance of the Sheraton Poipu was very well run. It was reasonably priced and the service was good.

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Alamo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I think we went back here 4 or 5 times. The best shaved ice ever! A must on Kauai! They even have sugar free shaved ice.

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Los Angeles, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place has both shave ice and snow, plus you can get some fruit added to the bottom. It was just okay shave ice, I rather go next door for some coconut sorbet that is out of this world.

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Newark, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had Uncle's twice while visiting. On our first visit both of the ices we ordered seemed light on the flavor.. just ice..We visited a second time because of convenience and it was very good.

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Bay Area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely worth a stop - I have a favorite place for my shaved ice on Kauai, but Uncle's might have just beat them. Everyone should have a shave ice from here

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Tucson, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Uncle's Shave Ice and Smoothies

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

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