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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

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Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Family Fare
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820 W Hind Drive, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808-373-5111
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert
Description: HOPA is a Hawaiian treat shop best known for its all-natural, homemade...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 279
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, but not amazing

I'm glad we tried this place and it was good but I was expecting it to be amazing based on all the other reviews. The service was great and I'd go back just because of the friendly and helpful employees. We had the "ultimate" but would probably go more traditional/plain with less toppings next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Butch J
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Bountiful, Utah
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  • Families with children
  • Dessert
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Bountiful, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I'm glad we tried this place and it was good but I was expecting it to be amazing based on all the other reviews. The service was great and I'd go back just because of the friendly and helpful employees. We had the "ultimate" but would probably go more traditional/plain with less toppings next time. Definitely worth a stop on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The service was friendly and the shave ice was delicious! There were plenty of options and each of us tried something different, all were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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Saratoga, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to coming here on my visit to Honolulu as my friend raved about it. I was very disappointed as the employees did not finely shave the ice and leave it fluffy into a cone or bowl. Instead they shaved it and put it into a bowl to form a snow ball which makes they packed... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There is no comparison. The very thinly-sliced ice topped with lots of local incredible flavors makes this a true Hawaiian experience. I like the lilikoi, but the pineapple or homemade mocha are like nothing you have ever tasted. Be sure to stop and say "aloha" to the warm and wonderful Uncle Clay greeting patrons on the bench out front!

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Monterey, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Since moving to Hawaii, I've heard a lot of people talking about where the best shaved ice is on Oahu....North Shore has a lot of fans. Don't be deceived, this place is the absolute best. They make their own syrups and they are delicious. I was fortunate enough to have a pumpkin haupia seasonal syrup.....it was like eating a pumpkin... More 

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Hermiston, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

best shave ice ever. uncle clay is precious. don't go anywhere else for dessert. my favorite combo: shave ice with mango and chocolate sauces served over chocolate ice cream with handmade mochi on top. mmmmmmmmm fantastic

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very good shave ice. Worth the few minute drive. We went based on the reviews and we were all very happy with our selections. I hope to get back there again before I go home to the mainland.

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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best Ice I have ever had. I had just ice with pineapple flavor. My wife had Ice with strawberry and chocolate. Both were great. The girl at the counter was very nice and took her time to explain how to order. Well worth the drive not within walking distance from Waikiki hotels. But not a bad stop after diamond head.... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tried Uncle Clays shaved ice when we were driving back from the beach one afternoon when we were in Oahu. The shaved ice on its own was awesome, now add their fresh juice and fruit it was good. Then we were lucky enough to meet Uncle Clay, what a great personality, was so sincere and we loved chatting with... More 

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Rockford, IL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I just have to join all the other great reviews. Really fun place to stop. The owner really appreciates your visit, and the shave ice is wonderful. Don't miss it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 W Hind Drive, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-373-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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".
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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