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Uncle Bo's Pupu Bar & Grill

559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3855 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808-735-8310
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Ranked #12 of 1,923 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

All the other reviewers are right! This is a hidden gem frequented by locals ( on our night, locals with birthdays) where the menu features the cross-over East-West influences in Hawaii. Portions are large, the staff are very attentive and friendly, and ordering family style is the way to go! Will try to find time to go back before I... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Super place to eat, great quality cross-over cuisine, friendly servers and casual atmosphere. Kids were welcome and each member of the family enjoyed the food.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is worth the cab ride or 20 minute walk from the beach, to come here for a fun night with good food. As most have mentioned the portions are really big, so take a crowd if possible and share plates, it is not fine dining, but the food is good and you certainly feel you are getting value. The... More

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Simply put - awesome!! The food was great - we only ordered pupus (appetizers) which had 2 star recommendations put by the restaurant. And we definitely didn't go wrong - everything was delicious and affordable! We went on Saturday evening - faced with 1 hour wait, we decided to wait and didn't regret it as some people on the list... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

In Honolulu there are such great restaurants but you get tired of white table clothes and this is a just the recipe for great informal dining. The back room is a little quieter but if you are looking for quiet this is not the place. You have to be careful when you order because orders are huge. We shared a... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't judge a book by its cover. Walk through the door of its mustard painted storefront and walk into a cool and trendy eatery. Uncle Bo's breaks that image of local plate lunch with two scoops of rice with one scoop of mac. It offers a creative variety of amazing foods served by a staff of beautiful servers. Had a... More

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is outstanding. It is non-descript from the street but what a meal. Members of our party tried to book a reservation for the following night after eating there the first night. Try the SOS!!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Uncle Bo's came highly recommended by friends who had previously vacationed in Honolulu. So on that recommendation alone~ we tried it...and we keep returning!! Love the atmosphere, and we have tried many different drink and food options~ all excellent!! Just make sure you make a reservation~

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Looks with this place are very deceiving. A great local place, filled with locals. Amazing food, great staff. Away from the Waikiki strip and well worth the walk (20 mins) or cab ride from the beach. try to book in advance as they are always busy

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is amazing!! Do not let the outside fool you; it is out of the way from downtown Honolulu (about a 15 minute drive) and from the outside appears old and run-down. But when you walk in you realize how wrong you were! The main area is very modern and a little dark, pretty loud, but we were seated... More

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