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UNCLE Bobo's Smoked BBQ

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51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
+1 808-237-1000
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
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  • 23
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic BBQ

We found this recommendation in TripAdvisor and on our trip around the island we made this our designated lunch stop. Two of us had the Beef Brisket and 2 had the barbecue pork. Both were really good but I think the pork was the best of the two personnally. There is not a lot of seating but it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yan81
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this recommendation in TripAdvisor and on our trip around the island we made this our designated lunch stop. Two of us had the Beef Brisket and 2 had the barbecue pork. Both were really good but I think the pork was the best of the two personnally. There is not a lot of seating but it is definitely... More 

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Thank Yan81
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I seek out Uncle BoBos every year when we visit Oahu and do our annual drive around the circumference of the island. You have to keep your eyes open for this place but it's next to a 7-Eleven. Get the brisket, a shaved ice and a cafe mocha, but probably not altogether. These are my tree favorite... More 

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Thank kpersia
Oxford, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This restaurant is very small and kind of a dive, but their smoked barbecue was excellent. They make salted yeast rolls, and you should definitely try these; they are great. The barbecue is not fatty and is tender. The cole slaw was very good too. If you are on the north side of the island in Kaaawa, you should stop... More 

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Thank crowdemw
Kaaawa, Hawaii
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We live close by this little local restaurant and pick up food there often. The food is all cooked in their own smokers and both the pork and beef are excellent. It gets a lot of visitors passing through to the North Shore and I can't imagine they aren't very pleased with what they eat there, we certainly are.

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Thank Kazie808
San Mateo, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The food was wonderful and so what the service - try the Dynamite shrimp appetizer - excellent! Come hungry portions are very large!

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Thank JTK2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Uncle Bobo's doesn't look like much from the outside but you will sure be glad you stopped. We had the BBQ pork sandwich and the rib plate. The BBQ pork was awesome but the homemade bun made the sandwich. The ribs were great with his special BBQ sauce. The owners make you feel special like they are cooking just for... More 

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Thank sosfirst
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Wait? I had to read my title twice. Great BBQ and baked goods in Hawaii? Not exactly what I was expecting to find along the north shore, but I sure did. I started off with a great pulled pork sandwich. The meat had a good flavor on its own, and the sauce only made it even better. To go along... More 

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Thank Matt E
Honolulu, Hawaii
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

When I visit this side of the island, I always stop here for the brisket. Other dishes are great, but I'm a sucker for the beef and a basket of fries.

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Thank Joshua D
Conyers, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We had the ribs the service was excellent and friendly. The best ribs ever. Looks like a hole in the wall but a must stop

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Thank ladym6775
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I admit I was skeptical because we reside in the BBQ capital on the mainland, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Q was great and the fries were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaaawa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-237-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 19
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?