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Aoki's Shave Ice

66-117 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 637-7017
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Ranked #11 of 59 restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Grand Rapids, MI
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite treats when we visit the North Shore. We were so disappointed to find out the building was tore down. We were told they are rebuilding, I hope so, they really do have the best shaved ice on the island!!

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Metro Detroit Area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A dear friend said we must stop here, and I bless and curse the day I did. INCREDIBLE fun... and I want more of it... and you can't find it in Michigan! The line moves quickly, and just have fun with it!

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Bragg Creek, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

absolutely, we loved it - we were even challenged to compare it to matsumoto, the argued 'king of shaved ice'. its equivalent - but we certainly loved the lack of the 30+ person lineup and thus able to get in and out of Aoki's in 5 minutes instead of the 20 at Matsumoto's.

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Warren, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Aoki's has great shave ice. We were lucky to be there on their last day of business. Sad it has closed but hopefully they will open in a new location. Friendly owner.

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited Aoki's twice in the last week of August prior to their location shuttering down until their move across the street. By far the best Shave Ice we have had. The consistency of snow (something we know too much about!) great flavour and friendly staff. We hope to visit their new location across the street on our next visit.

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NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Locals know the shave ice here is much better than Matsumoto's. Delicious, soft and great flavors. Get the ice cream and the beans in the bottom as well, its so good. The are closed down now, moving across the street and down a little ways hopefully will reopen soon!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

On our last day on Oahu, we were in Haleiwa and stopped into Aoki's. The consistency of the shave ice was much finer than anything we'd had before. It was like snow. My daughter got ice cream in the bottom, but I just got the plain shave ice. We both really enjoyed this treat. It was the best shave ice... More

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denver, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

not a long of line as Matsumotos, so i went here for what I assume is a pretty comparable shave ice experience. it was great, nice workers, and a good selection. make sure to get the ice cream and beans with your ice.

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The Villages, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Aloha Aoki's. I have had your shaved ice on each of my trips to Hawaii and many times while I lived there. You will be missed by all. It has been a great 30 years. Hope to see you across the street soon.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

There was a long line but the staffs were good with pushing traffic through smoothly. Waited 20 minutes and got our Meiji flavor snow cone. I am not a snow cone person but it was better than all the ones I had in California. Wondering if its the heat...

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