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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

Aina Haina Shopping Center, 820-850 W Hind Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808-373-5111
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Ranked #1 of 1,920 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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Kauai, HI
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went after following the incorrect advice of anther trip advisor reviewer who said HOPA is near Diamond Head…it's not! Maybe a 20 minute drive (minus traffic) to Hawaii Kai. That said, we were committed once we hit the highway, and it was worth it. I'll start by saying the shave ice is quite good…try the kalespin if you want... More

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Sacramento, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Uncle Clay's shave ice is "no ka oi"! As a returning former resident I was quite pleased to find this little shop in Aina Haina shopping center. The homemade syrups deliver great flavor, the shave ice is as fine as snow. Definitely worth the trip to Aina Haina if you are staying in town. The choices of flavors are plenty... More

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New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had read about Uncle Clay's before we left for Hawaii, so my kids insisted we try and go during our 3 day trip to Honolulu. After a great hike up Diamond Head, we took a 10 minute drive to find it. We arrived shortly after they opened and spent an incredible 30 minutes with Uncle Clay who is one... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I hate to be "the one rotten tomato" out of the bunch, but coming from an island native, honestly this is one of those places that is only extremely popular because of their spot on TripAdvisor. I can see how one would enjoy this spot if you did not have many other shave ice places to compare it to, but... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you're trying to figure out where the best shaved ice is on Oahu, then you're reading the right review. The staff, service and shaved ice were out of this world!! The shaved ice with ice cream combo is a must!! Side note, my wife accidentally left her purse here and two nice customers gave it to the staff. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I meant to make this review a year ago! But anyway, last August was my first time in Hawaii and of course I had to try what people called shave ice. I've never had it before and wanted to try the best one so I went on google and came across Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha. It had probably... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A very popular place with all our group. Very popular, so be prepared to wait or go early. Great food & generous servings. We were very impressed by the friendly, professional wait-staff. The place was packed the night we dined, but the service was excellent. I can highly recommend to all.

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hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was our very first visit to Uncle Clay's. Just by the name of it, you would not think it is a place to get this amazing shave ice! It is truly a hidden gem in the Aina Haina Shopping Center. We would not have found it if it was not recommend to us. When you walk in, there is... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm not a shaved ice fan but this read awesome. Get the vanilla ice cream with strawberry and pineapple on top and bottom, then add pieces of strawberry and pineapple. Go hungry and get a large Staff is friendly and patient with people trying to decide

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I went to Uncle Clays after a morning on the Atlantis submarine. It was a bit out of the way but worth it. The shave ice was excellent with the perfect amount of syrups. The syrups are made from all natural ingredients (with fruit that is locally-sourced when available) and really do make the shave ice taste... More

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