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Matsumoto Shave Ice

66 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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Ranked #19 of 59 restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Most recent visit we had Shave Ice from Matsumoto Grocery at least 5 times. LOT'S of flavors, and if you're really adventurous, mix your Shave Ice with ice cream. I'm a fan of the banana, rootbeer, vanilla combo. The line will be long ... but they've got their process down. Probably won't be waiting more than 5-8 minutes in a... More

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Coarsegold, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As expected the line was long but moved very quickly. They've got it down! We ordered the large Hawaiian(pineapple,coconut & banana) shave ice with azuki beans and ice cream. I recommend the spill guard, it saved my shirt. :) The parking is across the street at the local church. We wandered around the old graveyard while eating our shave ice.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

After hitting the North Shore beaches, my brother and I stopped in Hale'iwa for lunch and shopping. I couldn't resist stepping in for a shave ice to see what the fuss was about. No real surprises here, just a light, refreshing treat for a bargain. The shop has a great vibe and the workers are super-efficient. Don't let the long... More

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were stationed on Oahu for two tours and now when we visit for pleasuremwemstill make this a "must visit" excursion.....this is the way shave ice should look and taste like. Their flavor selection will please everyone in your group plus theynhabe seasonal selections. Try it with the azuki beans & cream at least once, yummy! Be prepared for a... More

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St. Paul, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our trip around the island of Oahu. We had shave ice multiple times on our trip but this was hands down the best shave ice we tasted! The line was long but moved very fast and the guys at the till took our order and were super friendly and quick! We got our shave ice with... More

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Griswold, CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This is a popular place for shaved ice. I had heard so much about this place I guess I was expecting much more. I found it to be ok.... but did not find it exceptionally special. There were lots of flavors and options.... including beans in the ice. I choose not to make this option but my husband was more... More

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Riverside, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I'm a BIG fan of shaved ice and this place is the best. While on the island, I grew to love Li Hing powder, so I ordered that flavor. They have an ordering system that seems to work really well, so the wait is never long.

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Columbus, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

To me, this is basic shave ice, with a long line. There is another shave ice place across the street which seems just as good, as well as another down the street. The place, like most of Hale'iwa, closes early, even on weekends. If you want something better/different and are in the area on a Saturday, try Lala's Natural Shave... More

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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is the first time I had shave ice and it was so great. I had the coconut, pineapple, banana combo. YUMMY!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

You need to try this at least once, and get it with ice cream! We almost didn't go here because the line was long, out into the pavement. Don't let that turn you away! These guys have it down to a science; we walked out, delicious shave ice in hand, in only about 10 minutes. They have almost 30 flavors... More

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