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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
Takeout
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
it was okay....

Since moving to Hawaii, I have been listening to everyone rave about Shave Ice on the North Shore, particularly THIS shave ice. We went on a Saturday and by the time we had finished lunch and headed over, the line was out the door and halfway down the block, so I waited. The line moved quickly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
gretchiekc
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Monterey, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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Monterey, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Since moving to Hawaii, I have been listening to everyone rave about Shave Ice on the North Shore, particularly THIS shave ice. We went on a Saturday and by the time we had finished lunch and headed over, the line was out the door and halfway down the block, so I waited. The line moved quickly, the staff is efficient... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to stop for shaved ice, an Hawaian specialty. The lines can be long at times but that's because the shop has an excellent reputation. The shaved ice is large, tastes great and low priced. I bought two but thought they only charged me for one, pleasant suprise. Get the Matsumoto special it's great. I could... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Must try the shave ice with beans and condensed milk. I don't think the flavors are any different than other places but the old store has atmosphere. Lines move fast so bear with it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Great shave ice. The line went fast and the kids, and adults, loved it. We got condensed milk with ours but definitely don't need to - it is sweet enough. The town is also cute if you want to spend some time grabbing lunch at one of the shrimp trucks, shop, and get shave ice. We also go acai bowls... More 

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Molokai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is one of those that you have to go to experience. Shaved ice was very good and its a fun little store with interesting things to see and buy...

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Silicon Valley
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visit Matsumoto's every time we come to Oahu. Arguably the best shave ice, but you will get debates from the locals who have their favorites. As others have noted, you have to try with the ice cream! The other change is the addition of new stores next door which has made it more upscale than the traditional rustic north... More 

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Hawai'i
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246 reviews 246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wow this place gets PACKED! We ended up here after our last minute drive around the island. ATMOSPHERE: They're an old school grocery store that is known for their shave ice. Not SHAVED, just shave. You'll probably encounter a super long line at the entrance. Don't be alarmed, there's no natural disaster coming, it's the demand for their infamous Hawaiian... More 

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Cape Cod
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great flavors and great value. Fun stop even with the long lines. Get the ice cream and beans on the bottom. Even saw Stanley one day.

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

you def have to stop here for your best shave ice experience in a lifetime. the merchandising is very cool too, t-shirts with awesome designs...

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Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Read the reviews, had to stop by with the family. No line in February! Flavors were great, lots of choice. Fun old school beach shack, you'd never know it's got such a following.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?