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Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 346
    Very good
  • 205
    Average
  • 44
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  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good shave ice

The shave ice consisted of icy crystals with wonderful combination of coconut, pineapple and mango flavours. Delicious but the shave ice on Maui was the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Helen K
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Wheatley, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this establishment has been famous for it's shave ice since the 1950s and will NOT disappoint.... go ahead and indulge in some condensed milk, ice cream, azuki beans and mochi balls.. this treat is worth breaking the diet!!! My fave is the passion fruit and the passion orange - but i also love the Ichiban Special – Shave Ice with... More 

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Thank Vicimamma
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved going to Matsumoto shaved ice. We really enjoyed the Hawaiian, and Tropical. Kids love it, and wanted to go back everyday. It's a fun area with tons of shopping.

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Thank david w
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here because everyone says you have to when you are on the north shore. We got in line – which moved super-fast, and we ordered three different flavors each. You know, it was really, really good! It was definitely not like a snow cone, it was light and flavorful and truly delicious!

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Thank Libby_travels_alot
Porto Alegre, RS
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trying to find a place to have a shave ice my sister check at Trip Advisor and found Matsumoto's as one of the best ranked. We drove there to have the famous shave ice and got more than expected. Shave ice was great, there was a long line to take it but the price is cheaper than we previously saw... More 

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Thank thobizani
Midland, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must visit on the North Shore. After a day swimming in the waterfall and watching the turtles on the beach this shave ice was a delicious treat. I had mine with icecrean under and a mix of tropical fruit flavors. My husband went tutti fruti. I bought and wore my t-shirt and got blue and green... More 

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Thank Linda K
Alberta, Canada
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, given that it was our first Hawaii trip, we tried this much talk about Shaved Ice. So it is very similar to a snow come, the difference is you can order it with sweetened beans, condensed milk, or even vanilla ice cream. nothing extraordinary. the store has way over priced souvenir shop. unreal. the place is nothing fancy. I... More 

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Thank Familyoffour C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't had Matsumoto's, you must stop here. The flavors of the ice cream cream shaved ice are all just definitely a must.

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Thank jerrry H
Wheatley, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The shave ice consisted of icy crystals with wonderful combination of coconut, pineapple and mango flavours. Delicious but the shave ice on Maui was the best!

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Thank Helen K
Frisco
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it is popular. Crowds can be there. But the service is fast with so many people working like an assembly line. The prices are not jacked up to cash in on their popularity, which is nice. The reputation is worthy. I enjoyed it a lot. Get the ice cream as an add on. It's worth it. In Honolulu, try... More 

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Thank 668mih
Hartsdale, New York
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193 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have never experienced "Shaved Ice" in Hawaii, you must visit Matsumoto's! I was here about a year and half ago and enjoyed it then and also now. They did a remodeling of the place, and it looks pretty good. Instead of entering from the front, you now enter from the side. The line is always long, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: 808 637-4827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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