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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best shave ice in Oahu!

This is by far the best place for shave ice on Oahu! The key to Uncle Clay's success is not the ice, although that's of high quality and finely ground. The key is the toppings. Whereas most shave ice places have artificially flavored and unusually colored toppings, Uncle Clay's toppings are all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
mayliang
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washington
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washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best place for shave ice on Oahu! The key to Uncle Clay's success is not the ice, although that's of high quality and finely ground. The key is the toppings. Whereas most shave ice places have artificially flavored and unusually colored toppings, Uncle Clay's toppings are all natural and immensely flavorful. Our favorites are the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Located on an obscure strip mall on the east side of Honolulu, Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha is a small outfit that offers some of the best shaved ice on the island. Using ingredients procured locally as well as from abroad, Uncle Clay's provides shaved ice with flavors effortlessly transitioning from the East to the West. We visited the... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Kept hearing of this place so we tried it. The Shaved Ice is really GOOD. In fact too good and creamy flavoring so I'm thinking that its not the best for people like me who's trying to watch my weight. The owner, Uncle Clay is there lots of times and greeting his guest. His is really, really nice, and really,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After reading all about shaved ice before my trip to Honolulu, I knew I had to stop at Uncle Clay's. I had tried some shaved ice all around the island, but this shop was by far the best shaved ice I had. The delicious sweet flavors and the soft shaved ice was everything I had imagined it to be. It's... More 

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Kanazawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went with my family not really in the mood for shaved ice but was totally won over. I had fruit and ice on an ice cream base. You have to try it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visit this place every time we go to Hawaii! Absolutely the best shaved ice on the island! Met uncle clay the 2nd time we visited and he is such a sweet man. He treats every customer like family and you can tell he truely loves what he does.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely little shop in a shopping centre near kokohead. We went there because it was the number 1 shop on tripadvisor. Met Uncle Clay himself who is a lovely welcoming gentleman. Shaved ice was yum with ice cream and a great treat after climbing kokohead!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Tried their Kalespin kale spinach shave ice and added some pineapple, delicious! Our kids had mango, strawberry, all excellent with home made sirups and since it is far way from the tourist crowds prices are reasonable with 2.50 for a mini size up to 4.70 for a large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What a fantastic experience! We loved the fresh ice cream and amazing favors! Also enjoyed meeting Uncle Clay, he welcomed us into his Ohana! We can't wait to come back again! Definitely a must on the island!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Uncle Clay's shave ice is really like no other and the best we've ever had. The fruit is fresh and the toppings are unique and delicious!! There may be others that say they are the best, but as far as I'm concern Uncle Clay wins!!! A definite recommendation! Try all of the flavors!

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?