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Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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Ranked #21 of 60 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Anaheim, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I'm from California and I love slurpees, shave ice, and icees and this tops anything I've had! Get the works....ice cream and condensed milk!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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434 reviews 434 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This looked like the best place to get shave ice on the North Shore because the lines were always out the door. We went on the early side one morning and there was no line. The shave ice flavors were great. Had the condensed milk on top. Super sweet but a fun treat.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first (but certainly not last) encounter with Hawaiian Shaved Ice. We love all the different flavors. The line here might scare you off, but it does move fast as they have a lot of employees and they work well together! We did get the beans and ice cream on the bottom. None of us really cared for... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first Hawaiian Shaved Ice. It was great with ice cream and condensed milk. However if you are in Honolulu you need to try Waiola Store...it is better (if that is possible). Trust me you won't be disappointed with this though!

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While we were in travelling through Happy Honolulu - this year we went my advice is to go the North Shore our relatives took us there . And without a doubt this was the best thing about Hawaii yes you have to wait in queue to get the shave ice from Matsumoto's but it was totally worth it.

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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The shaved ice here is a must have when visiting the north shore. I had the Hawaiin which was pineapple, coconut and banana. The tropical is also excellent

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Highlands Ranch CO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On a recent trip to Hawaii, my husband and I planned to hit up the North Shore for the day and were sure to make Matsumoto's a destination. We arrived early in the day (around 11 on a Friday) and were greeted with a very short line (later in the day while driving back to Honolulu the line was out... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best shave ice ever!! We tried about 4 other different places on the island and this was by far the best shave ice! Their flavors are AMAZING and so natural tasting! and the consistency of the ice is perfect! And so cheap!! wish i could have one now! a must do while your in the area!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went out of our way to go and get shaved ice. They use the same syrup that everyone else does, but it's really more an experience than a good tasting treat. The strawberry flavor is pretty gross, but raspberry wasn't bad. The best part is that it does help cool you down on a hot day. You can get... More

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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After lunch we headed to the North Shore for our traditional stop at Matsumoto's for some shave ice. It's still as yummy as I remember from years ago. Luckily they have a place to park (across the street) - before we had to park down the road and walk.

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