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Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
+1 808-637-4827
09:00 - 18:00
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is wayyyyy over rated... i mean, i get it... stand on line for a $3.50 bowl of shaved ice, flavored with flavored sugar water... come outside, and it melts... you're better off buying a slurpee, it lasts longer... the general store is nice, the shaved ice part moves pretty fast...but, thankfully we didn't wait in any form of... More 

Thank Andrew K
Centreville, Virginia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't understand the hype about this place. The line was so long, and after ordering my shave ice I didn't think it was that great. I ended up tossing mine out. I guess if you have kids it's worth the trip and the wait

Thank jingjing2x
Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by when heading to North Shore. The line was so long that we probably waited for 45 mins. But it totally worth for the wait. We had rainbow and our friend created her own favor which I forgot to what they were. They are colorful and taste good, not too sweet as well. Fun visit and must try!

Thank CP_PDX
Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really like the new space that Matsumotos has. Its such an inviting atmosphere. People can sit outside on the benches and enjoy their shave ice without staring at the street like the old days. The system now is really good too. they can crank through the line super fast so even if it looks like a long line, you... More 

Thank HawaiiResident808
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now, they have built up this place since the last time I traveled to Oahu - it is so clean and updated now. Almost makes you miss the old country store feel of a 100 year old establishment, BUT the shave ice is still the same! Any flavors are good, but get the the Azuki beans and ice cream -... More 

Thank atthe
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All I remember was that I was not impressed with their shave ice during my visit years ago. Wow....the finer ice quality and the flavor options now are very impressive plus you're in a remodeled shopping area.

Thank gordyc48
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rated as one of the top 10 must eats. Shaved Ice? Frozen water with colorful sugar water. I have a sweet tooth but still surprised at how popular Shave Ice is. Until I tried it. I wish I had a pic of my face as I immediately became a little greedy as to my half I was sharing with my... More 

Thank Geoffrey M
Barrie, Canada
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from Canada and when I hear shaved ice I think sno-cone but this is so much more. This is clearly the favourite shaved ice location in Hawaii. The line went out the door and prices were very reasonable. I didn't expect to have the option of ice cream with it. We got a few large shaved ice as well... More 

Thank Jeff k
Lewiston, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend stopping by. Super good with the condensed milk. The flavors were excellent and we didn't have to wait too long.

Thank huffito22
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best shaved ice I've ever had!! Even though we queued about 30 minutes for it we had been recommended it by lots of friends and was worth it!

Thank lilybeckhurst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4827

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