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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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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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NW Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I shared the Big Kahuna, it is the size of your head! It was a hot and sunny day. We couldn't eat it fast enough as it was melting! So much fun as delicious.

Thank Renzryd
Sunrise, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly was excited to try the shaved ice on the island after hearing so many great reviews about. I have no idea what all the fuss is about. It was similar to a snow cone. It has the same sugary syrup squirted on top of the shaved ice. Definitely thumbs down. I was hoping for something similar to what... More 

Thank Adam W
Murrieta, California
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838 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a location to get great shave ice and that causes a slight problem. As popular as this establishment is, service can be a little slow due to the amount of customers waiting. Well worth the wait.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Santa Clarita, California
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156 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I though I had had shave ice before but it was never like this. Fluffy ice, shaved to the consistency of powdered snow. Choose up to 4 flavors. You can also enjoy ice cream in the shave ice treat. But we stuck with the traditional treat. Highly recommended.

Thank Beth T
Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! This place is much better than the famous Matsumoto's on Oahu's North Shore. Huge portions. I found out that Jojo's makes all of their flavors fresh in house. Very impressive. The coffee shave ice with Macadamia Nut ice cream is a must! Owner was very friendly.

Thank MatthewStreett
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on a hot sunny day - many different flavours to choose from. A great way to cool down and do some people watching as you eat!

Thank Joanne D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shave ice was incredible! We had the smaller size but it was huge. It was great until the last spoonful! Ice cream on the bottom, So, so good. This shave ice was better by far than another Kauai outlet. We will go for another one before our holiday is over! I had the banana split special.

Thank Mary-lynne W
Peachtree City, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our shaved ice. Wait was long. Flavors were pretty good. Wouldn't make a special trip to this location. Nothing compares to Pure Aloha on Oahu.

Thank Peachtree C
Sacramento, California, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tropical flavors! One serving can feed four people. The cream topping makes the shave ice great! The macadamia nut ice cream is the kicker that puts it over the top!!! In the city of Waimea. Just outside of the Waimea Canyon, the grand canyon of the pacific.

Thank Rick C
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212 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make your own flavour combination. Be creative or get one of their recommendations. These are sweet and they are huge servings. 2 people can easily share 1 regular size. Go for the haupia if you like coconut. This place is literally on the side of the highway, in a small shack.

Thank christinern

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?