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JoJo's Shave Ice

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9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Holland, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After our Waimea canyon hike we stopped for this delicious treat! There was a line, but it went pretty quick and it was fun watching the creations being made. I enjoyed the #5 which is chocolate and butterscotch. The family had variations of the berry one. We all had the small ones and no one was able to finish them....

Thank theroar84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a work of art and tasted fabulous. 2 thumbs up. The staff was friendly and helpful with selecting our shaved ice. A don't miss on Kauai.

Thank Kelly C
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited several shave ice shops while on Kauai, and JoJo's was definatley the best! They use natural syrups that aren't overly sweet and you can have them put it all on top of macadamia nut ice cream that is amazing. I highly recommend it!

Thank Jacqueline S
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no idea how they make such a simple thing so delectable and addictive! Great flavor options, friendly staff- love, love, love. Try the 'South Shore'- coconut and pineapple with haupia creme and a scoop of macadamia nut ice cream! Delightful!

Thank FourBeavers
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What made JoJo's Shaved Ice the best of the shaved ice experiences we had on Kauai was that the ice felt less like chopped ice and unique in texture. The flavorings tasted less like syrup and the ice cream was placed just right to make the treat truly delightful.

Thank laineema
Ringgold, Georgia
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261 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a coconut and pineapple ice with a scoop of macadamia ice cream on bottom. It was delicious.

Thank Con K
Kaysville, Utah, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a little slow to get my order but once received it was very good. I've visited JoJo's before. It worth a purchase. Watch your blood sugar by not stopping :)

Thank Howard B
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Hanalei location. The foot beer float shave ice was the best! It had macadamia nut ice cream on the bottom! Try it! They pride themselves on fresh ingredients, it makes a difference!

Thank jazz40
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a chocolate with cream combination and ice creme (one of their specials). Great treat on a hot, sunny, humid day. Friendly staff.

Thank Robert I
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best! Ice is fluffy and soft. 34 flavors plus some specialty combinations the put together. Worth or without ice cream. Service is perfect, shaved ice is wonderful, and the donate ALL their profits to local needy children! How can you not support this business? I went immediately back for 2nds!! Favorite flavors...melonia, banana colada, guava, and passion....can't wait to... More 

Thank Amie O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 18083784712
We are the original JoJo's! Although we have expanded with a second location in Hanalei, our goal has remained the same - to offer the ultimate in shave ice on Kauai! We don't use commercially made syrups that most of the others buy. Instead we carefully make our own syrups with a lot less sugar but even more flavor. No corn syrup. Only pure cane sugar and some of the freshest Hawaiian flavors. Combine this with our JoJo's "da secret sauce" i.e. homemade creams, countless flavor combinations/add-on's, one of the greatest shave ice machines and you've got unmatched fluffy shave ice! In addition, we are committed to giving half of our profits to Makanalani, a camp for less privileged youth right here on the Island! We love our community just as much as they love us! Come in today and see why our shave ice is a local and tourist favorite! Mahalo!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?