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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 435
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  • 232
    Very good
  • 134
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  • 37
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best shave ice ever

After seeing the long line compared to the other shave ice places in the area, we knew this must be something special. A plethura of flavors, option of on icecream (which we did). WOW. Again best ever...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
kidzagoalie
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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English first
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

After seeing the long line compared to the other shave ice places in the area, we knew this must be something special. A plethura of flavors, option of on icecream (which we did). WOW. Again best ever...

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Every time we come to Hawaii, Matsumoto's is a pleasant stop for our family. We all enjoy the shaved ice with ice cream in the bottom. Many flavors to choose from. I usually end up with three flavors. Lines are usually long, but with the remodel, you are now in a courtyard. The staff brings out menus for you to... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have often scoffed at how yoghurt or icecream shops make it into the top 10 places to eat in various towns but after trying out Matsumoto Shave Ice I now understand! Their shave ice is truly delicious and well worth the wait in line ( the line just just didn't go away for the entire day! ) My mum... More 

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a quirky fun place to shop and have shave ice. I did not know that there could be so many different combinations. I could have tried them all! Can't wait to go back! Bought a cute t- shirt too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent - all three times in ten days on island! Staff friendly and courteous! Fast service. A MUST do!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm a local Honolulu girl and thought I'd try Matsumoto's again after being away for 12 years. Seeing the long line I could only imagine the fine shave of ice I remembered years ago and have had at other locations on Oahu (last week) and Maui. I was so disappointed when I got my shave ice as the ice course... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had always wanted to stop here but never did due to lines. While there was a long line, it moved quickly and was very delicious/affordable. Even offered a military discount! Would go back but not in the summer chaos.

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Kingscliff, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place was the best shaved ice we had in Hawaii. It had ice cream in the middle surrounded by flavoured shaved ice. Must have if your up this way.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I think the thing that sets this place apart from the others is the flavours it offers -- we had some shave ice at places near Waikiki Beach, and they didn't offer nearly as many flavours as this place did. Definitely try the condensed milk on top of your shave ice flavours -- it adds an extra creaminess to it!... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The shop was under construction. This is the best shaved ice i have ever eaten. The gift shop had a lot of nice t-shirts and other gifts. The eating area is under severnal trees and you stay cool.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?