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Uncle Bo's Pupu Bar & Grill

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3855
808-735-8310
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 251
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 11
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Vibrant with an eclectic crowd and great food

Managed to get to Uncle Bo's twice on a recent HNL visit; once for dinner and once for a late night desert with coffee. Overall a very nice place; loved the incongruity of the exterior that makes you think it is a dive, hole-in-the-wall place and the actual updated contemporary space that lies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Tucson
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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VT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Easily the worst meal in our two weeks in Honolulu. Poke was better at Ward warehouse take-out place. SOS (an appropriate term only in the military sense) had mushy shrimp and little flavor. Waitress seemed new at the trade -- insisted on taking our silverware after appetizers and delivered main course without replacing implements. Seems to be the trendy place... More 

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Tucson
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Managed to get to Uncle Bo's twice on a recent HNL visit; once for dinner and once for a late night desert with coffee. Overall a very nice place; loved the incongruity of the exterior that makes you think it is a dive, hole-in-the-wall place and the actual updated contemporary space that lies behind the entrance. Staff was very pleasant,... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The title pretty much summarizes it. Would recommend a fish. The drinks were not a highlight. But you came for the food, did you?

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We loved everything we tasted. We talked about the Dynamite Shrimp for days! The wait to get in is definitely worth it!

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White Rock, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We came to Honolulu looking for a drink and casual appetizers and I had heard some good things about this place. Parking was a little of an issue, but worth it. The drinks were excellent and the bartender was very nice. We also ordered some Korean style wings and hummous. The wings were nice and crispy. My vegan niece said... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place is busy for a reason. Happy servers dishing out cocktails and tasty pupus to a beach-meets-night club crowd. Try the cajun-seared Ahi and the taro Hobo beignets. Uncle Bo comes out of the kitchen to personally check in with customers.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our Scuba instructor recommended this place to us, best thing he ever did! Went twice during our 8 day stay in Oahu because we wanted to experience again! Yim was out waitress and she was a sweetheart, she recommended a Lychee Martini which is my new favorite drink now! We had the Boca Rota and the Seafood trap, DELICIOUS! A... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It may not be one of the best meals I've ever had, but it was certainly delicious and the atmosphere relaxed and conducive to an enjoyable meal with friends. We smiled a variety of lupus and liked them all. Absolutely make a reservation as this is one very popular Honolulu hot spot.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Took my family of picky eaters and all were very impressed. I'm a bit of a "foody" and typically compromise so my kids and wife eat something. Not here, I was able to try unique seafood dishes while my family ordered traditional pastas and we all enjoyed. Quite possibly a first for us. :) Service was fantastic. I described our... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We decided to hit up Uncle Bo's as our last dinner in Waikiki as we wanted to do something memorable...we parked in the adjacent lot and when we got to where you pay for parking there was a sign that said there was a church event that night and all parking was for the event....no problem jumped in the car... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-735-8310

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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