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“The texture of the ice is perfect”
Review of Waiola Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice
Ranked #14 of 103 Dessert in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Los Angeles, California
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327 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“The texture of the ice is perfect”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is a popular place that always has lines. I suspect our president has eaten here because they offer an Obama rainbow flavor. It isn't fancy, it isn't easy to find but once you're there get ready for some might fine shave ice with plenty of flavor choices & things to add to it.

Visited June 2014
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Indy
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“#1 of the 3 places we tired on Oahu”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We tried Waiola Island Snow and Matsumoto. This was our favorite. Went there after renting snorkel gear at Snorkel Bobs. Delicious. Lots of flavors and well priced. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Michigan
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“Best Shave Ice on Oahu”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Really, it's better that any that we have found on the North Shore, or on Waikiki.

This is a mom and pop kind of place, and they know they make great shave ice, so they're a bit eccentric... like, they have a note on the wall instructing you how to order. If you ignore it, then they get a bit testy - not quite the soup nazi, but close.

Here's how to do it:
1) tell them how many and what size (get large)
2) tell them if you want ice cream in the bottom (you do)
3) tell them the topping you want (I like snowcap, some like condensed milk)
4) finally tell them the flavors (get creative, you can't go wrong)

They have a nice little sitting area, which is better than trying to eat in your car. And speaking of cars, they do have parking, both at the shop and in the neighboring lots.

ENJOY!

Visited June 2014
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Saratoga, ca
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“It's still the same”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

I have been coming for ages when we go to Honolulu! My kids have to come daily too! Best shave ice in the islands! Very finely shaved & all flavors & condiments to add to it!

  • Visited May 2014
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“kapahulu ave location”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

we have been to the their kapahulu ave location several times and is a very good option to the long drive to the north shore for a shave ice fix . sometime the parking is challenge as are most places around honolulu .

Visited May 2014
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