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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, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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
Fresh Toppings with Tasty Ice and Ice cream!

This is a high recommendation! After you eat at the local favorite Shave Ice at Matsumotos in Haleiwa or Waiola in Town, you have to go to Uncle Clays. I always order the Shaved ice with Vanilla Ice cream Azuki beans with Strawberry syrup. Now the syrup is all made with fresh ingredients and if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Glenn F
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a high recommendation! After you eat at the local favorite Shave Ice at Matsumotos in Haleiwa or Waiola in Town, you have to go to Uncle Clays. I always order the Shaved ice with Vanilla Ice cream Azuki beans with Strawberry syrup. Now the syrup is all made with fresh ingredients and if you like mango or lilikoi... More 

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1 Thank Glenn F
Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Uncle Clay, has got to be the friendliest person in Hawaii. He makes it a point to meet everyone who comes in his store and shares his love with them. You can't find this type of man anymore. He has the best shave ice as well in the entire island.

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1 Thank 878kurtt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I almost don't want to let the secret out since I live near Uncle Clay's and have watched as the lines get longer and longer due to all the great online reviews, but this is a special place and if you are visiting Oahu you should go here. The shave ice is delicious with no artificial ingredients and Uncle Clay... More 

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1 Thank Brian K
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Hawaii. And Uncle Clay has been our "go to" place for a cool snack on a hot day - for all ages. First of all, Uncle Clay is Mr. Aloha. He welcomes you with a smile and makes you feel like you are family. He is not always there - but the chocolate shave ice is. All... More 

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1 Thank DianePang
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only place in Hawaii we ate at twice. Uncle clay greyed it's with hugs like old friends. Learned the true meaning of Aloha.

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St. Louis, MO
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as I land at HNL I head straight to Uncle Clay's. It is hands down the absolute best shave ice anywhere in the world. The toppings are homemade and oh yes the ice cream is to die for. But what makes this place even more special is the HOPA. The true spirit of Aloha just radiates from Clay... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Shave Ice" you might say they are all the same...but you would be wrong! Uncle Clay's is the BEST. Don't bother with the others in town - just drive to Aina Haina and have the best. Just be aware the flavors are limited but the ones that they have are outstanding! We have been there several times and will continue... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uncle Clay's is pure bliss! From the moment we entered we were greeted by the sweetest guy named Uncle Clay - he introduced himself and welcomed us to his "ohana" (means family in Hawaiian). He even introduced us to the people in front of us and behind us in line and we had a nice conversation and hugs & handshakes... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to most of the popular shave ice shops on the island and bar none Uncle Clays is the best! Not only is the ice shaved very fine like snow but all the syrups are local fruits that are in season! No high fructose colored sugar water here. Just island made juice! Then there are the add ons ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious shave ice. Unique flavors. Huge portions. Super friendly customer service. Clean restaurant with limited seating. Small selection of merchandise. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?