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JoJo's Shave Ice

9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-378-4712
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If your in Kauai with kids you've got to take them for shave ice! It will surely get them on a sugar high quicker than anything else. It's 10 cents worth of ice with 15 cents worth of sugary syrup which will set you back...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 6 days ago

The syrups are locally made - without any of the nasty additives. I adored JoJo's. Everyone got something they loved and the visit was very successful! Don't forget to have the coconut cream on the top.. (and I don't even like coconut!)

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is by far the best shave ice on the island! Try the South Shore (pineapple and coconut fresh syrup over mac nut ice cream!) just off the main road. Easy to get to and friendly staff.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this was my first shaved ice and it was phenomenal. Three fruit flavors of shaved ice over macadamia nut ice cream. Great flavors! This was JoJo's original location in Waimea, Kauai.

Thank Bborchert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shaved ice is a must do for anyone visitng Kauai, and Jojo's is IT! Either on your way to or from Waimea Canyon, give yourself an experience you will not soon forget!

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop and refuel. Shaved ice is an island must! You can get it made with iced milk or regular ice. Tons of flavor options. But don't plan on stopping after seeing the sunset at Ke'e Beach. They will be closing. We were...More

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in west Kauai in May and passed by Jojos several times a day. On the fourth day the lines were short so we stopped in to try it out. After that we had to go back several more times. They make their own...More

Thank oklahomahalfsquatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had JoJo's 2x while in Kauai and will crave it until we return!! So good!! Not only is the shaved ice the best in the area, but they also donate all the profits back to the community.

Thank Pipersrus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many place to grab shaved ice in Kauai'i, but this is the best. Not just for taste, but for ethical reasons too. JoJo's employees island youth, helping them attain valuable skills, and keeps them out of trouble. In addition to any other run...More

Thank Cyndi V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty treat especially on a hot day in Waimea. The small (Dakine) is plenty big for 2 people. Wish someone had mentioned this to me so I'll pay it forward to you! We each ordered a Small and couldn't finish them! The Macadamia Nut...More

Thank AmeryinCO
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-378-4712
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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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