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Island Snow

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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
+1 808-263-6339
10:00 - 19:00
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way to the beach and decided to grab a snack, this shave ice was one of the best we have had in the island, flavors were great and friendly staff. Highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area!

Thank tammyt80
Kailua, Hawaii
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place across from the beach. Highly recommend island snow on a hot day. Definitely lots of fun for the children.

Thank celticfcmad
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With more flavors than Baskin and Robbins ice cream, Island Snow's shaved ice is a local institution as well as a favorite of President Obama. Here's the inside "scoop" to ordering like a local... First choose what size cup you want and pay for your order. Here's where you go big or go home with additions like macadamia nut ice... More 

Thank ZenDark30
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Lilikoi (similar to strawberry rhubarb)with lime. Delicious. Great t-shirts and friendly staff. This is a can't miss stop for families. Went 4 times in a week but where were you Michelle and Barack?

Thank summerfunteacher
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Okay, I love this place. Everything from the store to the Island Snow. I've been here a few times over the past 3 years and each time I have been welcomed like I was a local. The kids that work there are well trained / hired to be great people. It's hard to beat a great smile and snow is... More 

Thank vette1975
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

OK. So if you don't know how to eat shave ice, here's how it's done. When they ask if you want ice cream - say YES! Mochi - yes! Snowcap- yes! This place IMHO does not have the best ice cream (I prefer the whole milk variety with macadamia nut. -this is light with no nuts). Also, li hing mui... More 

Thank L.j. B
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Best shave ice by far on the island. A lot of places advertise shave ice and sell snow cones but not here. Worth a trip to Kailua for this alone!

Thank babynurse57719
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious best in Hawaii by far. Variety of flavors. Kids will enjoy the rainbow shave ice. Awesome coffee and vanilla for the bigger kids.

1 Thank Louise H
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place is delicious by far the best shave ice in Hawaii. The mango shave ice was the bomb. So many variety of flavors .

1 Thank Louise M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Loved their shirt designs in store next door with ish (island snow hawaii) prints. Wife still says I bought to many of them. Just like the irony of the name... once we had all the shirts we could carry out we tried island snow as well. Very nice service, loved all the flavors we tried and scoop of ice cream... More 

1 Thank Icem M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-6339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?