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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

We love shave ice. This place rivals all we have tried the past 8 years. Great staff. I loved their azuki beans and snow cap to top off the greatest shave ice of our trip. Do yourself a favor and run to this place...and get ice cream on the bottom. SO good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
bigmaui
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We love shave ice. This place rivals all we have tried the past 8 years. Great staff. I loved their azuki beans and snow cap to top off the greatest shave ice of our trip. Do yourself a favor and run to this place...and get ice cream on the bottom. SO good!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Island Snow is the place to be when you're in Hawaii. Located near Kailua Beach on the windward side of Oahu, it's the locals hangout for sure. They have the BEST shave ice, and they are the place to go to if you want to find the coolest clothes (you can find collaborations with brands such as Stussy, Obey, RVCA,... More 

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352 reviews 352 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The service was good and all that but as far as the flavors and ice cream, I feel that Uncle Clays is far better. But since it's close to the beautiful beaches is just fine to grab and go for the day.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Honestly, we chose Island Snow because we had seen President Obama and his family here on the news. My husband and I were on the "most tourist-y visit to Hawaii we could possibly manage." We had both been to Oahu with family and friends, separately, but never together. So he planned a trip to the island that would cover all... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

PROS: Taste. Best "Shave Ice" (no 'd') that we had on Oahu. We went here three times because it was so good. CONS: Size (?). The portions were perhaps a tad smaller than what we had at other places, but the quality is arguably better. OVERALL: Ice cream and a snow cap are recommended. Good variety of flavors. This is... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What's not to love about this delicious treat! We keep going back and back and back. Pretty soon we will have tried them all.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A presidential favorite, as well as for us when we visit Kailua and Lanikai on Oahu. Flavor choices are awesome...so delicious. We love all the tropical flavors(tangy orange, guava, and pineapple are my favorite combinations) with either vanilla or macadamia nut ice cream on the bottom...and always ask for a "snow cap" for your shave ice. Clean and friendly staff.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were skeptical about people raving about snow ice on Oahu. I was expecting something like an icee or granular snow cones like we get at home. NOPE! Shave ice is different. We got several different flavors every time we went. The best so far was POG and the Lilikoi. Everything was so great. The snow cap really makes the... More 

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Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Came here as we were visiting Kailua. While I really liked it I must admit that I like Matsumoto shaved ice better. Value-wise, Island Snow is better as your standard price includes ice cream (and the day that we went, macadamia nut ice cream to boot) but I found the syrup to be a bit too sweet at Island Snow... More 

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Irvine, CA
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188 reviews 188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

You get an actual cup that doesn't drip down the sides and collapse with saturation. The best thing for me is cutting the calories with a good selection of sugar free syrups! You get ice cream and 3 flavors. There are add one too. Stop by when visiting Lanikai.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 263-6339

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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