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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 35 restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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English first
Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This place is in a newer shopping center and the shop is very clean. Server was very polite and patient as they have many flavors to pick from. I tried the pina colada snow and it was delicious and refreshing. Highly recommend a stop at Uncles on your visit to Kauai. You wont be disappointed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Try the Root Beer Float Shave Ice Combo. Delicious! Ice cream on the bottom, what a great invention!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This shave ice is good. Make sure you get the ice cream on the bottom. They stack the ice high, but the syrup is a little watery on the top.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You really need to try this at least once. In a hoity- toity shopping center, but delivered the Hawaiian punch to our cravings on a hot day. We will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Pretty much the same thing I get in Chicago at a carnival. It's not the smooth, fluffy shave ice like Ululani's in Maui. Disappointing.

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Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I haven't had enough shave ice in my life to be any kind of connoisseur or shave ice snob, but while the shave ice at Uncle's was certainly refreshing - how can you go completely wrong with flavored syrup poured over ice? - it wasn't special. (It couldn't come close to Ululani's that we had on Maui.) The ice was... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So creamy and with haupia topping. A must have when in Poipu. Shave ice is very good and the regular is huge lots of flavors to choose from or you can order one of their special creations.

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Visalia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you want great shave ice, don't go to a fancy little mall area. This is just a tourist spot. We tried about 4 different shave ice places on the island, and this, by far, was the least authentic we found. The staff members were impatient and unhelpful during the decision making process. One of our orders turned out to... More

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I'd never had shave ice, so I asked the lovely girl working at Uncle's what HER favorite thing was. She said she really liked the shave snow, which is where they mix the flavoring and sugar with milk, then freeze it, then shave that. It was fluffy and delicious! I had the piña colada flavor, my husband had dreamsicle, and... More

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Central Valley, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

So this was our 4th try at shave ice - we had already struck out at 3 other locations on the island with crunchy, icy, melted shave ice & were about to give up the dream of finding decent shave ice on the island. Nothing like Maui's Ululani's shave ice on Kauai. Then we found Uncle's. Truly the best on... More

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