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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$3 - $7
CUISINES
Hawaiian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Make your shave ice exactly how you like it.
First, choose from a dozen all-natural homemade syrups. Then, top your shave ice off w/ any yummy toppings you desire! Or to save time & take out the tough decisions, just order one of our special creations!
At hopa, we aim to keep our menu simple, yet fresh & exciting, & always ono & all-natural!
Stay on top of hopa’s flavors by visiting this page. We’re constantly developing new culinarily-creative syrups & ono toppings – you very well might find a new favorite!
CURRENT (FEBRUARY):‏
Year-around flavor-ites
Strawberry
Pineapple
Li Hing
Mango
Lychee
Lilikoi
Coconut
Milk Chocolate
Kalespin
FRUITES, FLAVORS & TOPPINGS
It’s not just any ol’ shave ice, & it’s far from a snow cone. It’s hopa shave ice--all natural, homemade, local--a taste of pure aloha in a bowl. At uncle clay’s house of pure aloha we specialize in crafting hawaii’s most iconic snack—shave ice—to culinary perfection.
Our original syrups are homemade w/ quality all-natural ingredients like fresh hawaiian fruits, flavorful all-fruit purees, & natural cane sugar. At hopa, we’ve made a vow to being real: no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, no artificial anything! As much as possible, we source our ingredients fresh from hawaii farmers & growers – doesn’t get more local & ono than that!
Strawberry
For both young & old, hands-down the most popular flavor. Our homemade strawberry syrup is made from fresh strawberries (see the seeds?!). Pretend like you're strolling through an aromatic strawberry field & take a big juicy bite! Strawberries are a good source of folate & potassium, & a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin c & manganese.
Pineapple
A local‏ tropical fruit favorite! Our syrup is made from fresh ripened pineapples grown in hawaii soils. Hawaii is currently the largest grower of pineapples in the united states. Large scale growing began in the islands in the early 1900s & represented a very significant part of hawaii's agriculture industry. Pineapple is a good source of dietary fiber, thiamin, vitamin b6 & copper, & a very good source of vitamin c & manganese.
Li hing
Give your taste buds a ride: sweet, salty, & sour all-in-one. Li hing mui, meaning "traveling plum", is dried salted plum. Li hing originally migrated from china, & it has since made a very comfortable stay as one of hawaii's most distinctive & beloved flavors & snacks. Our li hing syrup is homemade using all-natural plum flavor, hawaiian sea salt, & natural cane sugar.
Mango
Bite in! Tastes like a fresh sunset-colored mango from the tree. Our syrup is homemade from all-fruit puree or fresh mango when local season is on. Mango is a good source of dietary fiber & vitamin b6, & a very good source of vitamin a & vitamin c.
Milk chocolate
Chocolate lovers meet hopa milk chocolate syrup. Made from scrumptious blocks of local milk chocolate from waialua estate, local milk, & natural cane sugar, it's a cool chocolate delight.
Coconut
Taste the creamy, rich, sweetness of this local flavor favorite. Our syrup is homemade from pure coconut milk & sweetened w/ natural cane sugar.
Lychee
Enjoy the cool essence & flavor of this distinctive & beloved fruit. Our syrup is homemade from all-natural pure lychee puree & sweetened w/ cane sugar. Poured on top of white shave ice, it's hardly noticeable, but take a bite & be prepared for a big flavor rush! Lychee is a good source of copper, & a very good source of vitamin c.
Kalespin
A first-of-its-kind vegetable shave ice syrup! Homemade from fresh kale & spinach from otsuji farm, sweetened w/ apple juice & natural cane sugar, & a squeeze of lemon. Rich w/ vitamins & antioxidants, don't worry if you end up going into a tailspin w/ kalespin, a favorite flavor for many hopa guests!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loves ice cream and has been visiting various places around the island. He often includes a family member on his trips.When were were together at Ala Moana he decided to try Uncle Clay's. I had the Ulu Lilikoi and my son tried the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank strudel2018
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

After a savory explosion in your mouth what can you say? Take a walk on the ‘Wild Side’ and order something exotic.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BrotherBulla
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Interesting desert concept combining ice cream with malasadas to make a sandwich The Staff expressed opinions on “must try” items and praised the Owner as being a great Boss 😀

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Joyce A
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Been coming to their establishment for years since I was a kid (back when it was called Doe Fang, a crack seed store known for it's delicious Icees). He was always in the shop and would always greet me and talk with me a lot;...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MVPanzo
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Mmm! I ordered the small serving of coconut shaved ice with haupia sauce; and, it was “onolicious!” My husband ordered the small choco coco; or, was it coco choco? and it was oozing chocolate. The ice cream tasted of premium quality. Ever since reading about...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Laura M
Reviewed February 27, 2019

A shop filled with love and family. Amazing flavor and mochi combos. Fresh fruit, fresh flavors. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lindymegan
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Best place to experience local sweet local flavors. I love that everything is all natural and locally sourced. Supporting local businesses is what makes Hawaii the best place to live.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Melissa S
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Been coming to Uncle Clay's over 20 years... actually remember going before Uncle Clay even owned the crack seed store. My kids miss the ICEE's but love the more healthy shave ice flavors. But times change and glad Uncle Clay changed and brought in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Better than the rest. All natural homemade syrups and the ice cream on top was delicious. Also located at Ala Moana near Waikiki. If you get the chance to meet Uncle Clay take the opportunity to visit with someone who is passionate about Ohana and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clark B
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We can never eat enough of Uncle Clay's. I take my daughter every week and she never tires of it. It's reasonably priced, refreshing, and not too sweet. The workers are always friendly and welcoming! Imho...this is the best shaved ice on the island!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Shmoo G
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