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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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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious shaved ice! My husband and I didn't particularly love shaved ice in general, but it is a must do for first timers in Hawaii!

Thank Becca W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is known for its shaved ice (they have 34 flavours to choose from), but we opted for the ice cream, of which they have only a half dozen flavours. Both the macadamia nut and Kona coffee flavours were great. Cheap, too, $8 for 2 two-scoop ice creams.

Thank David G
Lodi, California
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fact that this place is run by volunteers & ALL profits go to local programs for kids in the community- it's shave ice w/ ice cream & home mark local syrup...how can you go wrong!

Thank Stempleman
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in twice on our trip. Great shave ice. Large portions, we shared the small on our second visit. They do a great job, but it takes time to shave the ice so if there is a crowd plan to wait awhile, but hey, you are on island time, slow down and enjoy it.

Thank gptsea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's grungy, but tasty! Atmosphere isn't much, but nice people and great shave ice! Generous portions, Good syrup, Good ice cream!

Thank Bill S
Ventura, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will call them "shaved" ice, since that's what it's called in the states. It has already been shaved, after all! These things are huge. The small one can feed 3. It didn't really melt too fast, and the consistency is great. We would go back if we could.

Thank stattad
NW Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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

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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, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?