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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

Aina Haina Shopping Center, 820-850 W Hind Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #1 of 1,920 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Description: HOPA is a Hawaiian treat shop best known for its all-natural, homemade, real fruit shave ice served with Pure Aloha daily. At the House, there are no strangers, only 'ohana yet to be met. Through the House of Pure Aloha, we aim to accomplish our true mission of "inspiring a movement of Pure Aloha one person, one relationship, one community at a time".
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96% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Even though it is a bit out of the way we had to come back a second time during our vacation. The syrups are made with fresh delicious ingredients, made with pure aloha. Our kids absolutely loved it. Uncle Clay was there the second time, and was a lovely man. There is a reason it is number 1!

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The fresh fruit juices and ice cream make all the difference here! The shave ice is delicious. I tried green tea/pineapple with chocolate macadamia nut ice cream and it has become one of my all time favorite treats. We stopped by for dessert after dinner and the service was great as well - happy to make suggestions. Yum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was absolutely fantastic, and made even more satisfying after hiking up/down Diamond Head! The regular size shave ice with no toppings, just 2 flavors is surprisingly filling and very low cost (especially when you compare to ice cream, even on the main-side)! Highly recommend pineapple, guava, and mango syrups!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My family stopped by to get a quick treat to cool down and we're so happy we did! HOPA is located in a strip mall, which allows for ample parking but can be a bit difficult to spot at first. The 3 of us ordered regular sized shaved ice with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and a few extra toppings. The... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I never finish shave ice because the syrup is too much and too sweet. With my guava pineapple shave ice from here, I was tipping the bowl to drink every drop. Sooo good!!! Chocolate-coconut-macadamia nut ice cream is also wonderful. I will not be driving to the north shore any more!!! This is the best!!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

That's all I can say. Wow. Seriously try this place!!!! Everything is made fresh in store and is 100% natural and organic. We found this place as #1 on trip advisor and were not super struck but decided we would have to try it while we were in Honolulu. And it was so good we went back twice!! And let... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I found this when researching "things to do" on Oahu. It seemed odd that a place to get shaved ice would be at the top of that list.....after being there, I understand why. Having the fresh made syrup with Tahitian Vanilla ice cream in the middle of the ice made this such a wonderful mid afternoon treat. Everyone in my... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

It is an adorable local hawaiian place that you should really go if your visiting oahu! Fresh homemade ingredients/syrups and good ice cream! I wish there were just more flavors...! But all in all a great a expierience and i reccomend!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is amazing. Make sure you get ice cream with the shave ice. Strawberry is the best. We also had mango, coconut, pineapple and milk chocolate during our 2 visits. They're all great.

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San Antonio, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Find Uncle Clay's. My nephew and I went twice this past week. Guava and passion fruit juice over vanilla ice cream. The best. Uncle Clay was there and is nicer than written about. Inexpensive and fun. For all ages. A don't miss in Honolulu. Located below exit 27 on H1. Easy to find. GPS your maps.

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