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JoJo's Shave Ice

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9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-378-4712
11:30 - 17:30
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Lewisville, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must have if you're there. You're on vacation, you can afford the calories. The syrups are not heavy like regular shaved ice but lighter and more pure flavors. The smaller option is huge so I recommend starting with that size. Both bottom ice cream options are great and so are all the flavor combos they have written up. There... More 

Thank its_necessary
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching them make the shave ice was interesting. It's kind of like molding a snow cone with their hands, putting it over delicious ice cream, and getting a topping on the shave ice. There are so many combinations and hard to pick. Best bet is to return more than once. The shave ice is gigantic. If there are 2 of... More 

Thank pitt_twins
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy! I had never had one and this was truly a bit of heaven. I had the coffee with mac nut vanilla icecream.

Thank jlhauntie
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Man, this place is the greatest, and the gentleman behind the counter was super nice. This place rocks!

Thank gweatherby
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the shave ice here, but the guy who runs it - JoJo? - is such a sourpuss. And I tried 3 times to go, but the first two times the lines were so long I gave up. They only seem to be able to wait on one person at a time, taking their money, making their shave ice.... More 

Thank Ellen C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, Shave Ice is better some places than others. This is a great one. Have a Shave ice on your way back from Waimea Canyon. You'll thank me.

Thank ColoradoKen
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place!!! We keep finding reasons to go back!!! Shaved ice with ice cream!!! Yummmmmy!!!

Thank Julie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here numerous times during our stay on Kauai. (There are several locations). Be sure to have the shaved ice with the Macadamia ice cream in the bottom. The regular size is big enough to share. Yumm! We'll have one more before we leave - for sure!

Thank Becky S
Bountiful, Utah
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the real deal if you want authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice. We went there twice it was so good! I never get save ice at home but this was truly a treat even for adults. The #2 Tropical Breeze had such fun flavors and the service was great!

Thank Jill P
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our first shave ice at JoJo's. Just watching it being made was worth the price. Individual attention to each order. 3 flavors on each and delicious. Add to that a scoop of macadamia nut ice cream on the bottom and what a treat it is. At first we thought we would never finish, but down to the last bite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?