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UNCLE Bobo's Smoked BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9809
+1 808-237-1000
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped whilst passing by as seen great reviews and it was just as expected... very simple but so delicious. Staff were very friendly would definitely recommend (:

Thank Emma B
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tiny place off Kaaawa Beach. Looks like a small house. If you go too fast you will miss it. Excellent beach eating. Husband and wife run this place. Very friendly Aloha spirit. Whatever you order YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Check it out.

Thank Warren G
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this barbecue place because we had to stop for gas, and it was right next door. Since we were staying right down the road, we decided to come back for lunch the next day, and we were glad we did. Everyone had something different and it was all very good. But as you may have seen other people... More 

Thank angelaw919
British Virgin Islands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Uncle Bobo's and the Mrs. It was the best find on our road trip around Oahu. Do not miss it as they are delightful and great chefs! The brisket was to die for and the ribs were the tenderest I have ever eaten. Eat curbside and watch the waves across the street.

Thank ejzip
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a little place on a very busy road, right across the street from the beach. It appears to be run by a family and on the day we visited, only two people were working. So don't expect fast service (but this is Hawaii time anyway so relax). Do expect a really fantastic meal once it comes out. Our... More 

Thank Kim G
Wroclaw, Poland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Really enjoyed the BBQ. I got the brisket sandwich and garlic potato wedge fries. I will dream about it tonight! :) The bread was amazing, you could tell it was homemade. :)

Thank Rachel I
Portsmouth, Virginia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had a .beef brisket plate with beans and rice. More food than I could eat for ten bucks. Brisket well smoked with a nice smoke ring. A "hole in the wall" kind of place, which I like. Limited parking and the toilets are in the park across the street. Stop if you are in the area. Well worth it.

Thank Jack M
Calgary. Alberta
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Set your expectations appropriately and you may love it too. Uncle Bobo's is a little hole in the wall - a bit run down, small and not much seating. Kind of typical Oahu plate lunch atmosphere. BUT it has great food prepared with care and attention. It's super yummy and I eat there at least once every time I'm in... More 

Thank star33star
Norman, Oklahoma
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

BBQ was good, but not great. Seating & parking limited at this establishment. Be aware they only accept cash as a form of payment.

Thank Sir_Surtsey
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Read the great reviews and could not believe we were at same place. We ordered ribs, brisket and a brisket sandwich. Nothing had a "smoked BBQ" flavor. The ribs tasted and had texture like they were par boiled and never touched a smoker...maybe liquid smoke or some kind of rub. Nothing said BBQ. The brisket, while tender must have missed... More 

Thank Tina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-480 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9809
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaaawa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-237-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?