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UNCLE Bobo's Smoked BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
+1 808-237-1000
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Calgary. Alberta
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Set your expectations appropriately and you may love it too. Uncle Bobo's is a little hole in the wall - a bit run down, small and not much seating. Kind of typical Oahu plate lunch atmosphere. BUT it has great food prepared with care and attention. It's super yummy and I eat there at least once every time I'm in... More 

Thank star33star
Norman, Oklahoma
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

BBQ was good, but not great. Seating & parking limited at this establishment. Be aware they only accept cash as a form of payment.

Thank Sir_Surtsey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Read the great reviews and could not believe we were at same place. We ordered ribs, brisket and a brisket sandwich. Nothing had a "smoked BBQ" flavor. The ribs tasted and had texture like they were par boiled and never touched a smoker...maybe liquid smoke or some kind of rub. Nothing said BBQ. The brisket, while tender must have missed... More 

Thank Tina G
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a small bit efficient fast food restaurant on the road. All very clean and genuine local service. Beef is all grass fed. Food is great. Ideal for a quick bite on the road.

Thank Steve E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

These were amazing fall off the bone ribs. The rib master showed us his smoker. Unbelievable, out of body experience!

Thank Kyle B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Great little roadside place for good food. Service was a bit slow, but the homemade hot sauce from the owner's garden more than made up for it. We had chili verde burritos, sloppy joe combo plates and pork platter. Nice little place with good tastimg food and reasonable prices.

Thank kniblo
Moosup, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Found this place while driving around the island. Our visit was the last day before they closed for 3 weeks in September, so the menu was a little limited. The food was fantastic!!! Some of us had the brisket and some had the pork, and it did not disappoint! The owner came out to talk with us and took pictures... More 

Thank bam715
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here for lunch! Plates were delicious! Had the ribs and my son had the brisket. Both were amazing. Nice view with the beach across the street as well. Oh and the ice for the pop is great too! Who doesn't love crushed ice?

Thank Tiffany R
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the beef brisket and my husband had the pork, sooo yummy! The bbq sauce was one of a kind as well. I definitely recommend this place. Make sure you bring cash as this is a cash only place.

Thank Orionz16
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you're craving smoky BBQ on Oahu, you don't have too many options. We stopped here and had filled our craving. I got the brisket plate and my wife got a brisket sandwich. I think I'd go with the sandwich next time, it was tasty on a nice french roll. They don't take cards, cash only. Limited seating and as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $19
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaaawa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-237-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?