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McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
+1 808-942-4357
10:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and owner were friendly (I visited twice), fresh fruit and boba available, and the diversity of beverages served refreshing. The papaya milk drink was a bit weak which was not surprising given the relative weak flavor of papaya relative to milk.

Thank Travis A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

While my original concerns still stand (cash only and awful outside bathrooms at both locations), the bubble tea is delicious and the pearls are the best on island, in my opinion. Pearl Kai shopping center is still my favorite location and the staff is so sweet and friendly there, I love going whenever I'm in town (own property, but recently... More 

Thank ZeeGee808
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Headed here for an after dinner sweet treat. Had the jasmine green boba tea, which was EXCELLENT. I like how they have the options to have the different jellies or boba. This is the most generous helping of boba that I've ever seen in a drink like this. The jasmine green boba was delectable and would like to have one... More 

Thank babybocas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely experience. Clean. Something for everyone. Hot tea for Bachan. Choco milk shake (with BUBBLES!) For the kiddo. Milk tea for my sister, myself and brother-in-law. The lavendar tea was delicious. Everyone was happy. Excellent service. Offered to let us sit in the back all together. Cozy, clean and comfortable.

Thank Monica P
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stumbled across this great place for dessert and we love it! The shaved ice with red beans + green tea ice-cream is wonderful and reasonable priced! The store is very clean with friendly staff. I really enjoyed the environment of the store with around 10 tables and a whole bookcase filled with books (mostly in Chinese) for customers.

Thank Sirius_Padfoot
Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I am addicted to the lavender milk tea with bubbles. The bubbles are the best I have had on island, and the milk teas are awesome. The location in Pearl Kai shopping center across from Pearl Ridge is even better if you ask me. Easier parking, the people are even friendlier...my girl even knows my friends and I and our... More 

Thank ZeeGee808
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Here you get good tea, but expensive. The boba is the perfect consistency and the flavors are good, but the prices are high and the customer service is anything but stellar.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Honolulu, Hawaii
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Got rained on the other night in that damn winter drench. What do you do? Well, after stuffing your face at Fook yuen upstairs, you can't eat more. So you come here! Got Japanese cheesecake , fluffy cake rolls and bubble tea. You order, you get your food and grab a table. It was mellow, cozy and busy. Liked the... More 

Thank LatifaS_23
Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Wow... the selection of hot and cold drinks (teas / milkteas primarily) this cafe has is amazing! I never knew you could do so many things to tea! LOL My Honeydew Milk tea w/Boba was quite yummy! Except for the calories, I'd probably come here everyday if I could! :)

Thank PuuKaua
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

Definitely one of the best non-alchoholic establishments on Oahu. So many flavors to choose from...coffee, tea, fruit drinks and of course my favorite...the bubble drinks! The only downside is that they open at 10am. Really? Some of us need a really good bubble drink earlier than that.

Thank HonoluluSunshine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-942-4357

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