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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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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had to try it out and it was definately worth the wait in line. Very organized and the line goes fast. Many flavours to choose from. If you're in Haleiwa and need something cool, this is the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

On a drive on the North Side of Oahu with my cousin, we stopped by the renown Matsumoto Shave Ice on his recommendation. His daughter once drove all the way from Honolulu only for this Shave Ice. Judging by the length of the line, it is a very popular place for Shave Ice. Unfortunately, my wife and I had already... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Ok - so I had the misconception that shaved ice was like a snow cone found on the mainland - Wrong! Dropped by renowned Matsumoto in Hale'iwa and was not disappointed. We were lucky because there was no line up to order. Placed our order (pineapple, banana and coconut) and within minutes I had my multi-flavoured shaved ice in hand.... More

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We were lucky during a visit to Haleiwa to have a chance to visit Matsumoto Shave Ice. Every time we visit I am reminded that NOBODY can serve a shave ice that is remotely close in flavor and taste to Matsumoto's. The lines are always long, and this time maybe longer. Two of our group of six were visiting for... More

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Ukiah California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a wonderful way to end the day or end a meal with a visit to this wonderful country store in Haleiwa and enjoy the shaved ice. For and extra boost add a scoop of ice cream to the bottom. I had the Pineapple-Coconut-Banana mix with ice cream and it was Wonderful, what a treat!! I can not believe that... More

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New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am from Manhattan and have had a fare share of my ices. Coming to Hawaii I expected some delicious fresh shaved ice, but all I got was some overly sweet and fake tasting ice. The 3 other people I was with all got the Hawaiian. The flavors were colors that you wouldn't expect (like banana was pink) and they... More

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Anaheim, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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435 reviews 435 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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