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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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North Carolina
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209 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to Matsumoto's a few times before and it's always yummy! I had coconut, lilikoi (passion fruit), mango, and always get ice cream on the bottom...refreshing! We stopped on our way from Turtle Bay to the airport on a Sunday at 10am so there was no line...that's the secret! :)

Thank travels4jen
Boca Raton
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204 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not sure I get it. Long lines, so so snow cones. We had a pina colada one and a mixture of pineapple, coconut and lychee. They were oddly colored and not that great. I have had better from our neighborhood ice cream truck back home. Also staff was not super friendly. I am sure that is because they have such... More 

Thank Jemom68
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Matsumotos has come a along way in the last few years but it has become one of the biggest must-do's on the North Shore for visitors. Great selection of flavors but your gonna be waiting in a long line, especially on the weekends. They have sort of an assembly line thing going on but an overwhelming amount of people. Be... More 

Thank diehardraiderfan
Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems like a pretty cool concept. Not sure what all the hype is about but the place was definitely busy had a huge line of people that were pumped for the shaved ice.

Thank andreae707
Southlake, TX
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a must do when we are on the North Shore. Love is.... some Matsumoto's Shave Ice. Favorites: Root Beer w/Ice Cream, Coconut-Pineapple & Mango w/Ice Cream, Lemonade & and one w/all sugar-free flavors. Large Shave Ice w/Ice Cream & 3 flavors only $3.75

Thank TexasCakeDiva
Waialua, HI
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived here for 18 years I recommend a large with Ice Cream-my favorite flavors are cocount Cream,Lilikoi and Pina Colada-makes it taste like a Dreamcycle!!!

Thank cindyguerin1
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess your business is lucky if it is listed in the travel books. Matsumoto's is one of those businesses so the line is long all times of the day. Best time to go would be earlier in the day. Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. What do you get? Shaved ice, choice of three flavors, the option of red... More 

Thank Lucysfriend
Carmel, Indiana
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went on a recommendation. I had never had shaved ice before. My daughter recommended getting with a scoop of ice cream and that made it good. Very cool area to walk around near the north shore. Hard to park nearby. Plan to do some walking. Worth stopping and taking some time in the area and having... More 

Thank 136staceyh
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is the best shaved ice spot in Hawaii. Great flavor. The line is long but well with the wait. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Daniel J
Clewiston, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you do in Oahu make sure you stop here to get your Hawaiian shaved ice! Whatever flavors you like, just make sure you get it with a scoop of ice cream and sweetened condensed milk. Mochi is like a rice gelatin ball it was ehh whatever

Thank BarbH71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?