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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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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small bit efficient fast food restaurant on the road. All very clean and genuine local service. Beef is all grass fed. Food is great. Ideal for a quick bite on the road.

Thank Steve E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

These were amazing fall off the bone ribs. The rib master showed us his smoker. Unbelievable, out of body experience!

Thank Kyle B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great little roadside place for good food. Service was a bit slow, but the homemade hot sauce from the owner's garden more than made up for it. We had chili verde burritos, sloppy joe combo plates and pork platter. Nice little place with good tastimg food and reasonable prices.

Thank kniblo
Moosup, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Found this place while driving around the island. Our visit was the last day before they closed for 3 weeks in September, so the menu was a little limited. The food was fantastic!!! Some of us had the brisket and some had the pork, and it did not disappoint! The owner came out to talk with us and took pictures... More 

Thank bam715

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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, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?