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Matsumoto Shave Ice

66 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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Ranked #19 of 59 restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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socal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a fun stop along the way to turtle bay, we cooled off with a tasty shaved ice, I had the mango, watermelon blue raspberry one , get the extra plastic cup, they give you so much its a good way to keep from spilling your cooling treat, even bought some trinkets there, they have been serving up shaved... More

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ny
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was a fun, refreshing stop on our drive around Oahu. It was our first, and only, shave ice. Great flavors to pick from.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Most recent visit we had Shave Ice from Matsumoto Grocery at least 5 times. LOT'S of flavors, and if you're really adventurous, mix your Shave Ice with ice cream. I'm a fan of the banana, rootbeer, vanilla combo. The line will be long ... but they've got their process down. Probably won't be waiting more than 5-8 minutes in a... More

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Coarsegold, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As expected the line was long but moved very quickly. They've got it down! We ordered the large Hawaiian(pineapple,coconut & banana) shave ice with azuki beans and ice cream. I recommend the spill guard, it saved my shirt. :) The parking is across the street at the local church. We wandered around the old graveyard while eating our shave ice.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After hitting the North Shore beaches, my brother and I stopped in Hale'iwa for lunch and shopping. I couldn't resist stepping in for a shave ice to see what the fuss was about. No real surprises here, just a light, refreshing treat for a bargain. The shop has a great vibe and the workers are super-efficient. Don't let the long... More

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165 reviews 165 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We were stationed on Oahu for two tours and now when we visit for pleasuremwemstill make this a "must visit" excursion.....this is the way shave ice should look and taste like. Their flavor selection will please everyone in your group plus theynhabe seasonal selections. Try it with the azuki beans & cream at least once, yummy! Be prepared for a... More

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St. Paul, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our trip around the island of Oahu. We had shave ice multiple times on our trip but this was hands down the best shave ice we tasted! The line was long but moved very fast and the guys at the till took our order and were super friendly and quick! We got our shave ice with... More

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Griswold, CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a popular place for shaved ice. I had heard so much about this place I guess I was expecting much more. I found it to be ok.... but did not find it exceptionally special. There were lots of flavors and options.... including beans in the ice. I choose not to make this option but my husband was more... More

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Riverside, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I'm a BIG fan of shaved ice and this place is the best. While on the island, I grew to love Li Hing powder, so I ordered that flavor. They have an ordering system that seems to work really well, so the wait is never long.

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

To me, this is basic shave ice, with a long line. There is another shave ice place across the street which seems just as good, as well as another down the street. The place, like most of Hale'iwa, closes early, even on weekends. If you want something better/different and are in the area on a Saturday, try Lala's Natural Shave... More

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