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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: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Little Bit of Heaven

So we were travelling to Koko Head to do the climb. Of course it was a hot day. For anyone who hasn't done Koko Head - wear a hat and bring a drink. On the way back - go to the House of Pure Aloha (what a name). That's what we did, on the back of the TA recommendations. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So we were travelling to Koko Head to do the climb. Of course it was a hot day. For anyone who hasn't done Koko Head - wear a hat and bring a drink. On the way back - go to the House of Pure Aloha (what a name). That's what we did, on the back of the TA recommendations. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

After trying @uncleclays shave ice I can see why this rated this place #1 of trip advisor in Honolulu & over 800 5-star reviews on Yelp. This place got it right. They use natural made syrup (I cannot go back to eating artificial syrup now). I love that they also put the scoops of delicious ice cream on TOP of... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure whether the bigger treat was meeting Uncle Clay or eating his shave ice! Uncle Clay is very welcoming, accepting, loving old soul who clearly takes joy from meeting new people and conversing with friends all of which he considers members of his O'hana. He very much lives up to his statement of pure aloha. The shave ice... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The shave ice desserts are great, but Uncle Clay's hospitality makes this place special. He not only conversed with us, but also introduced us to other people in the shop and we ended up talking to them, too, about where they're from and how thier vacation is going.

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Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visit the Honolulu area annually, and no trip is complete without stopping by Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha (HOPA). From the delicious and refreshing shave ice concoctions, to meeting Uncle Clay himself, this is a must-do experience. Uncle Clay uses naturally flavored syrups and only the finest ingredients. There is something to please every palate...cococut, milk chocolate, strawberry,... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Uncle Clay greeted us at the door. We enjoyed our first shaved ice at a natural flavored place and now I can't have shaved ice any other way. Now we have an uncle in Hawaii to visit every time we come back.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am a certified shave ice connoisseur :) . Let me start by saying that in Hawai'i we call it "shave" ice, not "shaved ice. I eat shave ice frequently and all over the island and Uncle Clay's is one of the best on the island. What makes Uncle Clay's so special is their syrups they use. It's not just... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited Uncle Clay's last week for the most wonderful shave ice. It was my first time and since I'm a purist I had the guava shave ice. Simple and just the most naturally delicious! The Best By Far! We've been to many places on the island, but none hold a candle to Uncle Clay's - really! Lucky for us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

HOPA has the best shaved ice no doubt. All of their fruit syrups are amazingly fresh and don't taste a single bit artificial. Their kalespin flavor (kale, spinich, and pineapple I think) is one of a kind. Toppings include fresh pineapple and strawberries, red beans, ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, and a seasonal one), li hing powder, dream sauce (condensed milk)... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped by about four times visiting family. I can't believe I never came here while growing up. I'm partial to li hing mui so I always had that one. It was pretty intense the first time, but I what I learned is that you have let the li hing powder melt into the shave ice first. Soooo ono.

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Additional Information about Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

Address: 820 West Hind Drive, #116, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96821
Phone Number: +1 808-373-5111
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

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Hawaiian

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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