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JoJo's Shave Ice

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9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
11:30 am - 5:30 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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Randwick, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been looking askance at people eating shave ice, but after a morning out on the Na Pali Coast we decided to stop for one on our way home. Oh. My. God. I loved it. I had a north or south shore (can someone help me out?). It was lychee, melon and ??? On the most amazing macadamia nut... More 

Thank geoffefranklin
Eatontown, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told Jo Jo's was the best shaved ice on Kauai. It is good but as with all shaved ice the portions are huge as well as the prices.

Thank S S
Oakley, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As our family's trip to Kauai was winding down, we started looking around for something really fun to do on the last day. After reading a couple reviews on tripadvisor, we decided on JoJo's, and do not regret it! This is by far the best shave ice shop we've been to. They have a ton of flavors, and each come... More 

Thank Diana C
Hockessin, Delaware
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jo Jo's has been upgraded and modernized, but its shave ice with macadamia nut ice cream is still the best!

Thank FrequentTraveler4446
Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good shave ice convenient after viewing/hiking the canyon. Served on macadamia ice cream and topped with cream.... All for about $8. Mmmmmmmm....

Thank AlthaMcD
Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took the family to Kauai in December 2015. This is still a great place to stop on the way down from the canyon after stopping at the Shrimp Station for lunch. Have the #10 (Berry, Berry). The family loved the ice. Large portions and not skimpy on the syrup. A drawback is it is so popular that the line at... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly staff and we ordered the fruity tropical. JoJo s pride themselves on using sugarcane sweetener opposed to corn syrup, which is well and good but we struggled to differentiate the flavours. Also, the syrup used did not quite penetrate the centre of the cone but when asked the staff were more than happy to provide a top up.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to this place after Porkys for dessert. These shaved ices are delicious and huge. Could not get it eaten before it started to melt but was outside so did not care. The macadamia ice cream was rich and delicious. Had a coconut drizzle on top. One person got the coffee flavor and that was yummy also!! These are huge... More 

Thank Cindy S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing flavors. Huge servings. Coconut creme - yum! It's worth the drive to Waimea to have this amazing Shave Ice. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Chris H
Walnut, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shaved ice was great. The service was pleasant and honest. This location was cleaner and sitting area was well shaded and space was plenty.

Thank summitxo

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?