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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

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820 West Hind Drive, #116, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96821
+1 808-373-5111
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Uncle Clay a Honolulu treasure

great place for a Hawaiian shave ice, Uncle Clay always makes you feel part of Ohana when you visit his establishment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jpomai
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honolulu
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  • Families with children
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honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great place for a Hawaiian shave ice, Uncle Clay always makes you feel part of Ohana when you visit his establishment.

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Beijing, China
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255 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Pretty far out there in an eastern suburb (10min west of diamond head) you will need a car to arrive. Really delicious shaved ice that reminds me of my youth. For anyone of Asian descent you won't be as blown away as the other reviews suggest by the toppings, though the syrups are freshly made and very flavor fully strong.... More 

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Salt Lake City
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I visited here again after finding it last year on my trip. Its near Hawaii Kai (on the way to Hanauma Bay or Costco). Super friendly employees and delicious shave ice. Try it with coconut ice cream if they've got it.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is not your average shaved ice of Hawaii. I grew up in Hawaii until I left for college in CA and eating shaved ice was a given favorite. Having now gone to Uncle Clay's I have a whole new perspective of this and now consider it a delicacy not just shaved ice. As we sat outside of the shop,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We wouldn’t have gone here except for my son telling me it was just down the road – it turned out being a good 20 mins drive out of our way – and when we got there the outside of the shop seemed no different than hundreds of other places in shopping malls all over the country – but looks... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The shave ice was great, the li hing mui (a salty dried plum) was particularly interesting and different but the other flavours were equally great. And Uncle Clay is maybe the nicest man I've ever met. He greeted my wife and I like were family (or ohana) and sat talking to us about his business, about Hawaii and teaching us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went here from all the great reviews. This was the first time I have had Shave Ice, and it was amazing. I got mine with ice cream in the middle, and if I knew that this ice cream was so soft, smooth and refreshing I would have gotten only the ice cream on a cone or dish or whatever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I visited twice on our trip to Oahu. His family atmosphere and wonderful shaved ice with ice cream and local fruits is worth the trip. He personally greats you as though you are family. A very humble gentleman, my god bless him and his family business for all his life. A soulful yummy experience. We will visit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed the shave ice here. It was all very fresh and delicious. A little out of the way but not when you have a car. It wasn't busy when we visited so we got served very quickly and had no trouble getting a table.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There are so many things to love about this place! I originally tried Uncle Clay's because of the natural ingredients - my kids want shave ice and I refuse to give them artificial colors and flavors, so this place got my approval. Also, with my daughter's multiple, life threatening food allergies, she does not eat out at restaurants at all,... More 

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uncle_clays, Manager at Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind review and support! We're so glad you and your whole family can fully enjoy HOPA's all-natural homemade shave ice. Looking forward to serving you again - HOPA! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 West Hind Drive, #116, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96821
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-373-5111

Price and Cuisine

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

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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