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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 1,940 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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Metropolis, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were their first customer of the day after some morning snorkeling. We had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Clay, a fourth generation Hawaiian. You can tell his love for his shave ice business and spreading pure aloha to all that enter the door. He talked with us for about 30 minutes after we ordered our shave ice, which was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a 'must stop' in Honolulu. The shave ice is amazing but the opportunity to meet someone like Uncle Clay is the real reason to make the trip though. He is a breath of fresh air and made our day. Keep up the great work!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This has to be the best shaved ice place in Oahu! My husband and I stay in Ko Olina, ventured out to the west, south, and east of Oahu and this is the best shaved ice we have had! Ingredients are fresh, place is clean, staffs and owner are friendly! What more can you ask for?! When we were there,... More 

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Marietta, GA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

By far the best shave ice we have ever had. Forget about the others that say they are the best, Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha really is. The owner is the most gracious host I've ever met. The product is all natural, and oh so good! We can't wait until our next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I took our 6 month old daughter for a drive to find uncle clays when we were on holiday in Oahu from London. It was lovely! We had never had ice like that before, it was delicious. Whilst we were there we met Uncle Clay, what a lovely man. He really made us feel welcome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place to go after a hot day on the beach. The shaved ice and all natural toppings were all really tasty. I recommend stopping here and trying it out. And the staff were all so friendly!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fantastic, healthy, SHAVED ICE WITH REAL FRUIT JUICE and NO FOOD COLORING or fructose corn syrup or artificial anything? YES! And this is the only we could find in Hawaii! On top of that, it is made with love and kindness, placed in biodegradable bowls of thick carton and you may eat it with biodegradable spoons, (and straws?). This is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

That isn't a dig, by the way. The owner is so disarmingly friendly it's surreal. He told us he sold his house to keep this business afloat during the recession. He also really, really loves people. He will talk to you for 45 minutes and tell you his life story the first time you meet him if you let him.... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm so sad I was only able to get here once on this last trip to Hawaii. :( We tried to go on our way to the airport but traffic way bad and we didn't have time. The lilikoi was AWESOME! So was the strawberry and coconut. Make sure you get the ice cream and izukie beans. If you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had read the reviews about Uncle Clay 's, so on the way to Hanauma Bay, we stopped in to meet him and his nephew and take in some shave ice. All natural ingredients served; great product. The best part of our visit was the personal service, care, and conversation we had with Uncle Clay. He is... More 

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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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