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Reviewed 11 April 2024

We had a really bad shaved ice experience at another restaurant and were a little aprehensive to give it a try a second time. Thankfully we found Uncle Clays and now we understand the hype around shaved ice. They use syrups made from REAL fruits...and the flavors were incredible. The lilikoi butter ice cream was also incredible! Cannot recommend this place more!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Every time we have friends or family visiting, we always tell them to go here for shave ice. I had not been in over 6months but since I had a friend visiting, we decided to get a cold treat. I always enjoy the flavors of...the shave ice here and it is the perfect amount of sweetness. I don't like things that are overly sweet as many shave ice are. Uncle Clay's shave ice is very yummy! I just wish they had flavored mochi rather than just the plain one.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

This place was hands down better than the other shave ice on the island it uses natural flavors so it alittle Healthier for you. I also like that they put the ice cream on the top.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Hands down best shaved ice we have had anywhere. Ingredients tasted fresh and was not overly sweet. My husband hates shaved ice but gave this place rave reviews. Enjoyed but everyone in my family.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

I always stop by Uncle Clay’s when in Hawaii. It’s always excellent. While on the north side of the island I tried the famous shaved ice place and let me tell you I was not impressed. Uncle Clay’s is best hands down. I wish they...had a spot on Waikiki, north shore and on the mainland for that matter. Excellent!!!! Must come by multiple times while on the island.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Stopped in for some Hawaiian ice after a hot hike up Diamond Head. We each picked something different. My son's coconut with chocolate was the best. Watermelon - not so good. I had coconut with some othet topping and it as good. Not too expensive....Would recommend: Yes Would re-patronize: YesMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Super low-key neighborhood shop that does one thing only and does it brilliantly. Their shaved ice rivals some the best we've sampled all over the island. The syrup used had great flavor without being too sweet, and the price is very competitive. It's got a...great local-spot vibe.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

This is THE best shaved ice location on the island. It's way better than Motsimottos or any other on the island. The strawberry actually tastes like strawberry and not some fake syrup that all tastes the same. And the toping options and ice cream is...higher quality than other spots. Best you'll find in Oahu.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

YOU ARE CRAZY??? 3 Dollar for ONE Scoop??? 7,- for TWO??? Unbelievable !!!!! Rip off tourists!! That's where the tourists from the Hilton Waikiki are supposed to go, they pay $500 a night!! They buy such expensive stuff!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

We have always loved Hawaiian shave ice but this takes it to a whole new level. First, the ice is perfectly shaved to melt in your mouth velvety consistency. It’s not packed into this tight icy ball (Like Matsumoto’s in Haleiwa). The flavor offerings are...varied, fresh and not cloying sweet or processed tasting. Definitely get it with ice cream! Fresh diced fruit is also an option as well as the traditional ice cap of condensed milk, mochi balls, etc. Located in same strip mall as Food Land Farms and McDonalds. Plenty of parking. Outdoor seating just around the corner.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023 via mobile

We tried the classic and a seasonal regular size bowl. I love the blend of different flavors and the shaved ice. Really refreshing.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

Hands down the best shave ice in Hawaii. I tried so many different places and this is my favorite. The syrup tastes like real fruits and I love that they have fresh fruits as toppings. Must get the Guava & Mango syrup! The staff is...also very friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Very refreshing and taste like no other. Recommended once you visit Wakiki. Aside from their best shave ice, the staff are very approachable. Love to go back to Hawaii!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022

We decided to stop here because now that we have sampled Hawaiian shaved ice, we are hooked! Uncle Clays is very good. We tried the original rainbow, with pineapple, mango and strawberry syrup with ice cream and the Haupia cream. It also came with chunks...of pineapple and mango. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it was a little more pricey than a few other places we’ve tried. The service was great and the line moved fast.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Aria A, General Manager at Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2022

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time in leaving us a thoughtful review! We are thrilled to hear about your experience with us. I can understand the price point, but I hope you can taste and feel the quality of our shave ice and the...More

Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

I could eat this wonderfulness everyday! It’s was a pure pleasure to go to this shave ice heaven !! Thank you Uncle Clay!!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aria A, General Manager at Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2022

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to rate and leave us a review! We appreciate you supporting our small business :) HOPA!

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Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5