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“Yummy mochi and ice cream”

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Ranked #17 of 103 Dessert in Honolulu
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Yummy mochi and ice cream”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Lychee and green tea mochi are the best - the flavors are true to form and lovely texture. We also had the espresso ice cream, which was heavenly. Lines are long, but definitely worth the wait!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jessica Y
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Willow Street, Pennsylvania, United States
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51 reviews
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“The most unique ice cream store you'll ever encounter, hands down”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This place is a very pleasant sideshow for the ice cream fan. It is a little out of the way from the central shopping area, but well worth the trip. It sports a very entertaining chalkboard menu, a collection of off-the-wall pastry names ("Knock Me Up On The Blower", "Keep It Up All Night", "Functioning Prostate", etc.), a healthy dose of Three Stooges and some of the best mochi in the islands.

Visited May 2014
Thank Daniel B
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awesome Ice Cream”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream is the ice cream to eat in Hawaii. Located near the University of Hawaii in a small retail complex with a tiny parking lot, Bubbies is open late and often has a long line that snakes out the door.

While most know Bubbies for their mochi ice cream, their normal ice cream here is good too, as are the ice cream cakes. My favorite ice cream flavors are the Dark Dark Chocolate Chip and the Oreo. The Oreo flavor here isn't vanilla ice cream with Oreo chunks. It's ice cream that's made of an Oreo base so the ice cream itself tastes like the Oreo cookie with chunks of filling in it. Nothing compares to this.

As for the ice cream cakes, they aren't what you'd think. There isn't actual cake in the ice cream cake. My favorite cakes are the Hard Headed woman (thin oreo crust with oreo ice cream and mint chip ice cream, topped with fudge) and the Eat Here - Get Gas (thin oreo crust and tiramisu ice cream).

Of course, you can't leave here without having some mochi ice cream too. My personal favorites are the Strawberry Dark Chocolate, the Green Tea and the Chocolate Mint Chip. The wife likes the Raspberry White Chocolate version.

With all the goodness here, I have to say that I'm not crazy about the plain chocolate or the plain vanilla ice cream here. The chocolate taste more like milk chocolate and the vanilla taste more vanilla extract rather than vanilla bean.

  • Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 638 helpful votes
“Delicious Mochi and Hilarious Cakes”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We came to try the mochi ice cream and were delighted to find a display case full of somewhat inappropriate cake names. There's something about cakes named "More Than a Mouthful" or "Come Here Little Girl" that just commands your attention! The mochi does not disappoint and is most delicious. Best of all, they are open quite late so you can easily feed your inner ice cream monster after a busy day in the Hawaiian sun!

  • Visited March 2014
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Barrington, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ Banana Royale”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We went there for the Mochi which we can get at home. So when we saw all the other choices my wife and daughter got the Ice cream cake which was great and I got the Banana Ice cream which was absolutely delicious. My daughter and I went for another trip 2 days later just for that, ok that and another scoop of coconut macadamia nut. Wow!

Thank Young C
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