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

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  • 142
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  • 37
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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
Tasty Treats!

We had to stop here for a quick treat before heading back to Honolulu. The line wasn't too bad, and the shave ice was yummy. My husband and I shared a regular sized one, and it was plenty. All the yummy flavors you remember from childhood, plus more! Milk on my half, please! Definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Sarah G
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The lines were very long, even at closing time. Having heard great things, we expected the ice to be shaved, but all of ours came out more grainier than expected. We've definitely had better shave ice on Kauai (can't remember the name!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The servings here are huge and its very reasonably priced. There was no line when I went so I got served straight away. They have loads of cute Matsumoto merchandise. The flavours taste more natural here, it was a delicious treat after our swim with the sharks.

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Portland, Oregon
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30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had to stop here for a quick treat before heading back to Honolulu. The line wasn't too bad, and the shave ice was yummy. My husband and I shared a regular sized one, and it was plenty. All the yummy flavors you remember from childhood, plus more! Milk on my half, please! Definitely worth a stop, especially if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic Must try with condensed milk and ice cream Big enough to share with another person Great drive getting there Go after day at North Shore waves Even with lines it goes very quick This is made the old fashion way with a real shaved ice machine

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West Jordan, Utah
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31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On our trip through North Shore we came across Matsumotos and decided to give it a try. The line was definitely long so it had to be good. Right? Well it was... We were very happy with Matsumotos shave ice especially with the ice cream. We all got different flavors and all really enjoyed our shave ice. I don't know... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is one of those places I had seen on TV and just had to visit. Since we had a car, and was going to the Dole Plantation anyway, it was easy to include this location since it was only about 7 miles further up the highway. The drive there was okay, though it was drizzling on and off the... More 

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Weilerbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

visited the other day while exploring the North Shore. Line was long-ish.. but moved quickly. Lots of different flavors and combinations offered. Was it the best shave ice ever? No. Was it worth stopping ... yes. Even the small sized ices are good sized and currently come in a waffle bowl. Waffle bowl was weird tasting ... but I ate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Shaved ice is the Hawaiian dessert of choice. There are hundreds of places that offer it. For almost 10 days every time we passed this place, the lines were down the block. Even though there were other places selling shaved ice, this was the only place that was crowded. We finally found a time with a shorter line so we... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love this place, if you are driving to the north shore I strongly suggest you stop! I will be back many many times.

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Burlington, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I never thought there was a difference in shaved ice from location to location but this place was hands down the best shaved ice ever! Located in a little town with stores in the same square as they are, this place had a ton of flavors to choose from as well as extras to put on. The line is usually... More 

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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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