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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

820 W Hind Drive, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808-373-5111
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Ranked #1 of 1,956 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $7
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, I thought, "it's shaved ice. How good can it be? " so glad we stopped in. Seriously the best shaved ice ever. Loved the flavors, and the ice cream was a refreshing change. Be prepared for Uncle Clay. He's a hugger. Glad I had a heads up or I would have been overwhelmed by the sweet,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wanted to try this spot for a shaved ice to see what all the fuss is about. I was really put off by the workers asking everyone if this is their first trip to Hawaii, where are they staying, etc. I just felt it was too pushy an approach. Secondly they spend so much time trying to chat with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We heard so much about Uncle Clay that we made a special trip to eat there. He wasn't there when we arrived. But after we were enjoying the most heavenly ice cream creation ever.... he showed up and made the experience even better!! He is a gem and actually was the highlight of my 80 year old mothers visit to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had to stop after reading reviews on TA. Last day we were there, next time it will be the first stop. It is shaved ice, but not like snow cones so much better. The flavors were outstanding and fresh. You can get ice cream with it, not as bad as it sounds. It was really good with vanilla ice cream,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Had to stop by this place after reading all the great reviews. It's located between Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay. Uncle Clay was so warm and hospitable and the shaved ice was delicious! I had pineapple mango with pineapple chunks and lihing powder. I think anything would taste great here. Thanks Uncle Clay!

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a fun experience and the taste was phenomenal! I highly recommend it as a must visit in Honolulu. It is now my favorite frozen treat!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Freshly made .. everything: the juices, the mocha add-ons, etc. That's enough of an excuse to pull off the Kalanianiole Highway into the Aina Haina shopping center to stop at Uncle Clay's HOPA. I'll admit I like the kind of ice that is shaved so fine it's almost creamy, but the trade off is flavorings which are way too sweet.... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Totally worth a trip here. I only wish I had found it earlier in our trip. Got a large shave ice with vanilla ice cream, 3 flavors (lilikoi, passion fruit and coconut), and dream sauce, which I still have no idea what it is, but the whole combo was delicious. And the service was exceptionally friendly, really practicing their name... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You realize as soon as you walk into uncle clays house of pure aloha why he is #1 on trip advisor restaurants when it's only a shaved ice joint. Not only is every single bite amazing but uncle clay literally has a heart of gold. If you don't try this place, whether you are a local or just visiting, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to about 5 shave ice places and Uncle Clays doesn't compare to any of them. You get all natural flavors from fruits and none of that artificial flavor syrups crap. Uncle Clays is the Best shave ice place ever!!! Will totally recommend.

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Additional Information about Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

Address: 820 W Hind Drive, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-373-5111
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Family Fare

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