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Island Snow

130 ur mom Rd., Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
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Ranked #8 of 125 Restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After a long day of paddle boarding on Kailua beach, the shave ice here at island snow totally hit the spot. In 90+ degree weather, there is nothing better than this frozen treat. Definitely get a snow cap with ice cream at the bottom. The keiki size was perfect and came with any three flavors. I went with the mango,... More

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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped here after a couple of hours at Kailua Beach. Their shave ice is great. You get a choice of up to 3 flavors and a kiddie size shave ice was the perfect size. They give more ice cream on the bottom that other places we tried.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of our favorite pit stop after a hot day at Kailua Beach. The shaved ice is one of the best on the island. Very soft and love the unique flavors.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Long lines coming out the store but it was well worth the wait as they pack the ice/snow tightly. Flavors were very good. Its a must to go after visiting beautiful Lanikai.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ok, so if you haven't been here before, you need instructions. You can't get them while you wait in the long line even if you ask multiple people; I tried. By the time you get to the front, you need to be ready; there's a long line behind you. The flavors listed on the board are all for the shave... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've lived here since February and go about 2-3 times a month. The line is usually at the door or into the parking lot. If it's at the door it's about 20 minutes if they have both machines going. The flavor options are great and the staffs pretty nice for the most part.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

the best tasting shave ice cream so far... you have to wait atleast 10-15 minutes... the ice cream is just a kiekie (small) scoop but you can add after putting the flavors.. have tried tutti fruttie...

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Super inexpensive and easy to find. People tend to congregate outside to eat their ice, so it looks busy outside but they are quick inside. Tons of flavor choices - ice cream in the bottom, snow caps are condensed milk on the top, and you can even top it off with whipped cream. The regular comes in a cone shaped... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was told by someone born and raised in Oahu that this was the number 2 place on the island for shave ice, and it's also the place where President Obama gets his when he's in town. The service was great Once they found out that we'd never had shave ice before they were helpful in explaining how it was... More

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was our second 'taste test' of Hawaiian shaved ice. Compared to one in Wakiki, this place has bolder flavors, but the ice wasn't as smooth. However, having the ice cream on the bottom was a yummy bonus!

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