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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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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I get Hawaiian ice in west palm and they are delicious to the bottom . So I was excited to get mine from island snow , waited in the long line ,was a hot day , everyone coming from the beach ..however when I got mine? It had one burst of flavor then ,,, nothing . I've never thrown an... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great ending after a day on the beach! Make sure to get the ice cream at the bottom! Fast friendly service. Cute shop as well. A must stop on any vacation!

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Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Island snow not only has the best shave ice on the island, but the store is also in a perfect location, right next to the beach and a couple other nifty stores. They have a variety of flavors to try from, and the sizes are perfect. It gets packed easily, and tourists are very prominent, so be aware. It's also... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Love this place with there great tasting shaved ice. Many flavors very friendly staff. They are busy but the lines go quick.

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NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I stopped by this place based on the recommendation of a local we met at the beach. We were blown away! So good! Get yours with ice cream in the bottom and a snowcap. To die for!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They have the best shaved ice in Kailua. And it has nothing to do with Pres once stopping by for a photo op. They just have the best flavors and the ice cream scoop in the bottom is a nice touch. It's very close to Kailua beach for after or before swims.

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