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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good place to stop when you're driving along the north shore. Long lines but they move pretty quickly. Lots of flavors to chose from and lots of souvenirs to look at while you're in line. Nice shops nearby and clean restrooms too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Newman, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Shave ice was okay - a little artificial tasting. I liked the shave ice better from the truck outside diamond head and the stand at the swap meet

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Newman, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good place to stop when you're driving along the north shore. Long lines but they move pretty quickly. Lots of flavors to chose from and lots of souvenirs to look at while you're in line. Nice shops nearby and clean restrooms too.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from a week-long trip to the North Shore. While there we enjoyed Matsumoto Shaved Ice four times, and planned to go a couple of other times, but our timing didn't work out. When we were there the front part of the store, the part that faces the road, was undergoing extensive renovation. For this reason the main... More 

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Arcadia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

i had heard of this place and it was worth the drive and the waiting in a fast line to have one of their snow cones! Price is inexpensive, but the taste is priceless. Don't miss it.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good, but crowded. We liked other shaved ice places just as much - our favourite was just down the East side from the North Shore - at the old Cane factory. (Wily Wils. Hakunu Grill was also very good (same location).

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Everyone kept telling us to go here since we were staying in Haleiwa. We went into downtown one day to bum around and saw it so we thought we better try it. There was no line so that was nice. We got the ice cream in the bottom and it was soooo good!

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O.C., Calif.
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Believe the hype. It's that good. Inexpensive. Fun. We didn't try other ice places, so we can't compare. But there was just something fun about joining the long line of fans, deciding on so many flavors, and sitting down to savor it all. Just do it. Then do it again.

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Northwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I fell for the hype and stopped in here on my drive around the Island. Shave Ice with flavours - there is not much you can do to get that wrong and it was just as expected - very tasty (I added condensed milk to mine which made it yummy). I was lucky as there was no queue when I... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best for shave ice. Add the ice cream, it gives it a whole different texture and flavor. I did the tropical mix, and loved all three flavors of syrup. Get a large, 'cause the small won't be enough once you start eating!

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love driving to the north shore and getting a shaved ice with vanilla ice cream. It makes my trips to oahu complete. Sometimes there is a wait, but if not, it's just a great treat.

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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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