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All 61 Haleiwa Restaurants

Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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Ranked #17 of 61 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of shaved ice but I am so glad my friends talked me into this. It was definitely worth stopping for, this is a well known place and often the line is crazy. We were fortunate and it wasn't too long when we arrived. There is no sitting area in the shop, so we headed out to... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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668 reviews 668 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had not as yet tried shaved ice but had been advised this was one of the best places at which to try it. Can only say that the guava, passion fruit and papaya combination worked really well in this simple but excellent refreshing version. Very Good

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Haleiwa is changing, from a wonderfully authentic funky little town to a "destination." This is one of the few real places left in town. The lines for shave ice tell it all. We miss the quaintness, but the quality is still good. Lovely chaos has been replaced with an efficient system for placing and receiving your order. If you are... More 

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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

tropical combo with ice cream was my favorite. appreciated the friendly service and new courtyard area next door. parking is available across the street and behind the store.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't get me wrong, Matsumoto has delicious shaved ice, but with all the other really great places that sell shaved ice I really didn't understand the hype (or the prices) for this place. It's great, but if you feel like not waiting in a crazy line just go back down the street and get some equally delicious ice treats.

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Albany, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had this multiple times and tried it all different ways! I would say my favorite was strawberry pineapple coconut! Line was long but moved fairly fast for the line size! A must have

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Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After tasting shave ice on Kauai we were excited to taste this treat on Oahu and we had a difficult time finding it or rather finding true shave ice as opposed to a snow cone. Don't be fooled, if they are not putting a block of ice on a shaving press this is not shave ice! Matsumoto in Haleiwa is... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Matsumoto Shaved Ice was on our must-do list after a friend in NC recommended it to us. There was a long line when we arrived but it was definitely worth the wait. They have an efficient system that gets you through so you can devour your shaved ice. All four of us got the Lilikoi flavor along with two other... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stop here every trip. Have to get the shaved ice from here, no other place, here!! To bad its changing all around the building, new modern buildings being built. But still a must stop

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

you'll see the long line, but don't let the dissuade you.... Best dessert/snack in Haleiwa! I recommend the ice cream, condensed milk, tropical in a holder. Soooooooo gooood!

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Additional Information about Matsumoto Shave Ice

Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
Phone Number: 808 637-4827
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
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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