Where can you go for dinner and a late night snack at 1 p.m.? Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar and Grill is such a place where you can go after other restaurants close. Located at 559 Kapahulu Avenue, Uncle Bo’s is a modern, casual restaurant and bar which is busy with the pau hana crowd.
LA suggested that we go to Uncle Bo’s for dinner on Monday night. Unfortunately, I had to work late so instead of meeting LA at 5:30 p.m., I got there at 6:15 p.m. because of traffic. Parking is a premium in Kapahulu especially with Side Street across the street.
The size of Uncle Bo’s is misleading. It seems quite small from the street but there is ample seating in the back room which can be used for parties. The menu at Uncle Bo’s is eclectic, ranging from seafood curry to pasta dishes.
LA ordered the food so that when I got to the restaurant, I sat down in front of plates of food. She ordered the Thai-Style Steamer Clams, kalua pig fried rice, baby back ribs with pineapple sauce, and the boca rota (prime rib and mushrooms in a sauce served with toasted cheese bread).
Even though the food was cold when I got there, the food was quite good. My fave was the steamer clams which were tender, not rubbery and not overcooked. The sauce was so tasty and great for dunking with the bread. I also liked the fried rice which had spinach inside it making it healthier. The boco rota was also good but a little messy for me. The only item I did not like was the baby back ribs. The ribs should have been cooked longer so the meat would fall off the bones.
We also tried the fried ice cream which was a little greasy but good.
Although we didn’t have an entree, Uncle Bo’s entrees include steak, lamb, filet mignon, fish, and crab legs. Entrees are served with a starch (pasta of the day, garlic mash, rice or french fries) and stir fried vegies.
I enjoyed the food and service at Uncle Bo’s and think that you will too. Uncle Bo’s is open 7 days a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Check out their Website.