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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little above average

There are others on the island which are better, but if you are out this way you cant go wrong, though it gets insanely busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Manassas va
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I thought this was by far the best shave ice. All the different flavors to choose from.. OMG... Price is good and staff was friendly. You will have to wait. I couldn't belive I stood in line for about 20 minutes and I thought it was worth it. I wish there were more place to sit and enjoy the shave... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite stop going to the North Shore and Haleiwa. The flavors are delicious, price is just right, the service prompt, friendly and Matsumoto’s is just special. There are a lot of places that sell shave ice (not shaved ice). In 2015, Matsumoto’s is getting refurbished with a new store front. The entrance for now is on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Matsumoto Shave Ice located on The North Shore in Haleiwa is a must have. There are a lot of flavors to choose from. Don't let the long line of people discourage you from stopping. They have a great routine and line moves fast! You will be so glad you stopped once you take a bite of your Shave Ice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The line to go in was well with the wait, because they had delicious shave ice. Such a great cool treat on the hot afternoons there.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There are others on the island which are better, but if you are out this way you cant go wrong, though it gets insanely busy.

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Honolulu, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Matsumoto shave ice is the best on the north shore, always was and still is. I remember going as a child and now I take my children. Their strawberry is very good but my favorite is coconut. The line is super long but moves very fast.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good shave ice. A friend asked if it's worth the wait. Not if the wait's more than 5 minutes. Really, it's just shave ice. No line, go and enjoy. Line? Walk away and find another place.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited Matsumoto Shave ice in the afternoon, and enjoyed it. We didn't experience any queues, and the staff member who helped us (I'm sorry, I didn't get her name) was lovely. She chatted to is while making our shaved ice and answered our questions (she was born in the town so really knew what she was... More 

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had heard about this place. Drove over after lunch. Line was long. At first we decided not to fight the line. Moved quickly. We waited 15 minutes. Small size is quite large. It was fun to try the shaved ice.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the most famous shave ice shop on Oahu....the lines are very long (because of the reputation) and the shop is nice inside. I would say that there are other options for shave ice that is just as good nearby with less wait

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Additional Information about Matsumoto Shave Ice

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?