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Uncle's Shave Ice

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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Suite K158B, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-2364
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The shaved ice was good, the service however, not so good! We went twice while on our stay, and the first time the lady was a little nicer, the second time the lady didn't even talk. Paying $11 for semi good shaved ice and bad service is definitely not worth it!

Thank Danielle M
Idaho Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to go back three times to Uncle's Shave Ice. Don't just try the shaved ice-which is excellent, but try the shaved milk ice which we loved, also try the honey toast with macadamia nut ice cream! They are all delicious and fun treats that are unique to the islands.

Thank Tamra B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I heard that shave ice was a "must eat" in Hawaii. This was our moment. We arrived very close to closing time and yet the staff was super friendly. We enjoyed the shave ice and the shaved snow (I can personally say that the coconut flavor is amazing). Do it!

Thank alice_lenthe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My hubby went and picked out the shave snow first and it was really gross. I didn't like the texture or flavor or anything about it. It was just milky and cold with tiny fruit flavor- the combination was just not good. I was disappointed so went back, determined to try some of this "famous island shave ice". It was... More 

Thank Dacia B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried shave ice for the first time. At first I thought it would be a snow cone but it is has a much nicer texture We enjoyed it

Thank cossy83
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Uncle shave ice was just ok...It was hard to not to compare it to ulilanis maui which is amazing with the natural syrups. Would skip this and go to Lapperts instead.

Thank jods1000
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a few years since I've been to a Hawaiian island & I'd been craving the amazing shaved ice!! It was alright. Good flavor choices & you can get the cream on top. Expensive compared to others & not as good as some I've had on Maui. Service was good - they were friendly and efficient.

Thank Tink0707
Calabasas, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly way better than snow cones on the mainland, but as Shave ice goes just doesn't match places like Loco Coco. The only advantage to this place is it's open until 9. The syrups don't seem homemade and there is nothing special about their shave ice - no fruit on top, no special secret middle ingredient, etc. The flavors are... More 

Thank marc f
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four shave snows cost $25... We went here specifically to try the shave snow. We have tried shave ice on every island and most of the shave ice stands (kids have made it a goal to try them all). We did not try Uncle's shave ice. Unanimously, we all decided we preferred shave ice to shave snow.

Thank Pppmomof3
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not pass these up, stop and get one of these wonderful desserts as many times as you can while in Kauai. You are going to walk the calories off anyway when you go hiking--enjoy your vacation. Try one of the more popular combinations such as the Kauai Kine: fresh pineapple , macadamia not ice cream , shave ice with... More 

Thank Calienzo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St, Suite K158B, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2364

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?