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Aloha General Store

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy # C130, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 637-2288‎
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Ranked #1 of 6 shopping in Haleiwa
Type: Shops
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place does not get the press of Matsumoto's, but the shave ice is just as good if not better. Since it is not as well known, the lines are not near as long. They use lots of ice, ice cream in the bottom, and a cap of condensed milk. My husband and son loved it and we came here... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

You dont get much shave ice for the money. The syrup in the shave ice is either really sweet or they use way too much of it. At other places theu really pack the ice in and fill the cup up. The ice cream at the bottom is fantastic though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

My daughter got the child sized watermelon snow cone, no complaints there, the ate it up quick. I had 2 scoops of the chocolate macadamian nut ice cream in a waffle cone. Very good. No complaints here.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We go to Hawaii once a year, and the Aloha General Store is always on the list. The great shaved ice and shaded seating keeps us coming back. The staff is friendly and helpful, and always seems to remember our frequent visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had shave ice at Matsumoto's and Aloha General store today. Aloha general Store was by far better shave ice! Here is the problem with Matsumoto's: They put less flavoring on their shave ice. They give you a Dixie cup size wooden spoon and a straw that is too small to use. The straw is too short and narrow. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great small store in Haleiwa shopping center. THIS is the place to go for Shave Ice in Haleiwa. Highly recommended and get it with the ice cream on the bottom. Here there are all sorts of ice cream flavor choices and it is hard ice cream, not soft. All sorts of other souvenirs of your trip as well. Good shirt... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We found a variety of inexpensive necklaces and bracelets and some different shirts in this small town that beckons you to the North Shore.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The ice cream was very good quality and people were also very nice. The shaved ice had a very fine texture and wasn't packed very tight either. We thought it tasted better than Matsumoto's and the line was much shorter. Would definitely come back here for shaved ice the next time we're in the North Shore.

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Aloha General Store is my choice for the best shaved ice. The quality of ice cream superb and the consistency of their ice is the best. The flavors used are outstanding. In my opinion Aloha General Store makes the #1 Ono Shaved Ice on Oahu. As other reviewers have commented, the souvenir shopping in this store is also fun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had the Lava Flow shave ice bowl, It was so big it fed four people. I have had shave ice before but never as good as this. Very very yummy. If your going to Haleiwa dont pass this up. They also have souvenirs.

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