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UNCLE Bobo's Smoked BBQ

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51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
+1 808-237-1000
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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Tina G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Steve E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Kyle B
Spokane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank kniblo
Moosup, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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?

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Thank Tiffany R
Edmonton, Canada
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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.

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Thank Orionz16
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

My husband and I were driving around the island and want to pick some lunch to take to the beach with us. Like most tourists, we checked TripAdvisor reviews for a good place to eat. We decided to stop at Uncle Bobo's for lunch. My husband ordered beef brisket, and I ordered pork shoulder and both were excellent. Unlike most... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Yes, the wait is kind of unexpected given there were only two other parties dinning that day, but again, I agree the flavor and quality of the food it's worth waiting for, simple menu, standard prices for the island and location. Gorgeous beach park right in front. Go for it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $19
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?