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Jo Jo's Shave Ice

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American, Dessert, Hawaiian
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9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 951-852-9026
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Takeout
Description: We are the original JoJo's! Although we have expanded with a second...
We are the original JoJo's! Although we have expanded with a second location in Hanalei, our goal has remained the same - to offer the ultimate in shave ice on Kauai! We don't use commercially made syrups that most of the others buy. Instead we carefully make our own syrups with a lot less sugar but even more flavor. No corn syrup. Only pure cane sugar and some of the freshest Hawaiian flavors. Combine this with our JoJo's "da secret sauce" i.e. homemade creams, countless flavor combinations/add-on's, one of the greatest shave ice machines and you've got unmatched fluffy shave ice! In addition, we are committed to giving half of our profits to Makanalani, a camp for less privileged youth right here on the Island! We love our community just as much as they love us! Come in today and see why our shave ice is a local and tourist favorite! Mahalo!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
That is some expensive shaved ice...but good.

Man, Jo Jo's makes that shaved ice like they are painting a Picasso. It was good though. But it is crazy expensive. I need to invest in Jo Jo's....they are making bank.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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San Diego, California
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  • Families with children
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Man, Jo Jo's makes that shaved ice like they are painting a Picasso. It was good though. But it is crazy expensive. I need to invest in Jo Jo's....they are making bank.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Wish I could have this every day! The junior size was much bigger than I expected. I had the #2 combo. It was yummy!! You'll be glad you tried it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stayed in Kapaa and stopped at JoJo's on our way to Waimea Canyon. (Ate at Island Tacos (highly recommend it!) before the Canyon, stopped at JoJo's after the Canyon). A-MAZ-ING shave ice (esp. with the macadamia ice cream in the bottom. Later in the week, made a point of going back to the south side of Kauai just so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wow! Huge portions! Tons of flavor options/combinations! I would definitely recommend getting the ice cream underneath!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Don't mistake this for Italian Ice. Your choice of flavored shaved ice served over coconut ice cream. SO YUMMY!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were told this was the "best shave ice on the island". After a trip to Waimea canyon, we decided to stop. We found the teenagers who worked there unpleasant, the prices on the high side, and the shave ice itself was so sweet and syrupy none of us (even my four year old) could finish it. There was no... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Typical shaved ice made with artificial flavoring and colors. Large sizes. Inside of shop was very poor quality. The staff was pleasant and did their job with a smile. I would not go back due to my dislike for the chemical aftertaste in the flavoring they use here.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The best shaved ice we had on Kauai! After having Jojo's shaved ice, all others disappointed. The syrup is strong and flavorful and the ice is smooth and heaping. You MUST try with ice cream at the bottom....suburb! The place is clean and the service is fast. There is plenty of outdoor seating. The only thing I would like more,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

the flavors here surpass the norm. they have delicious combos ready for order AND they allow substitutions. we went to 2 of them and both were very clean with expertly trained personnel. We really enjoyed this venue enough to go 6 times in a week. :)

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You've not had Shave Ice until you've had JoJo's. It looks like a little hole in the wall, but it's incredible. Try it with some vanilla or macadamia ice cream!

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Address: 9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: +1 951-852-9026
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 951-852-9026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We are the original JoJo's! Although we have expanded with a second location in Hanalei, our goal has remained the same - to offer the ultimate in shave ice on Kauai! We don't use commercially made syrups that most of the others buy. Instead we carefully make our own syrups with a lot less sugar but even more flavor. No corn syrup. Only pure cane sugar and some of the freshest Hawaiian flavors. Combine this with our JoJo's "da secret sauce" i.e. homemade creams, countless flavor combinations/add-on's, one of the greatest shave ice machines and you've got unmatched fluffy shave ice! In addition, we are committed to giving half of our profits to Makanalani, a camp for less privileged youth right here on the Island! We love our community just as much as they love us! Come in today and see why our shave ice is a local and tourist favorite! Mahalo!

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