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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
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best shaved ice we had in Hawaii. Visited 3 times in 1 week!

The atmosphere is pretty cool; half surf shop/half snow cone shop, and the kids that work the counter are extremely personable and friendly. The ice cream in the bottom definitely adds something to the snow cone, and the ice was much finer than other snow cones we had. Also, their flavors are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
StacyPTraveler
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is pretty cool; half surf shop/half snow cone shop, and the kids that work the counter are extremely personable and friendly. The ice cream in the bottom definitely adds something to the snow cone, and the ice was much finer than other snow cones we had. Also, their flavors are very diverse and give you a tropical vibe.... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

So close to Kailua beach. Nothing like shave ice after a day at the beach in Hawaii. I've had shave ice other places on the island. This was my first time at island snow.. Very friendly and helpful staff . They definitely know how to make it the right consistency. (Very important) ! Favors were good . I really enjoyed... More 

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Ledyard CT, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The flavors are so much fresher and more natural tasting than others we have had. Great with the ice cream on the bottom and the condensed milk sno-cap drizzled on top. Staff is great too.

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seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not the best on the island but still good after a day at the beach. Obama photos on the wall so they do get good mileage from that. The flavors are OK but they don't put a lot on a large size so when you get to the bottom it is a little light on flavor. There is a shop... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great snow cones, great selection of flavors. Free ice cream at the bottom! I have been many times and I love going here!

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went because President Obama prefers it. It's a shop that Is "split" into a gift shop and a shaved ice shop. It even has two entrances. Not much to the eye decor wise. The line was a bit long. But it rolled along. Directions on the wall and on the register guide you along if it's your first time... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had read reviews that this place was great and decided to give it a try. I mean, if it's good enough for the President then it should be good enough for my family, right? Wrong! When you first walk in, it's confusing as to whether it's a shoe store or what. Then the next issue is that the kids... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

These were delicious. I chose the piña colada and coconut combo. They are made with macadamia ice cream on the bottom, then the shaved ice and flavours of your choice. There are so many to choose from. We went back both times we visited Kailua.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing ice. We loved it, thankfully, it was not packed when we were there but we have passed it when there is a queue out the door & around the corner. The only trouble to trying to pick a few flavours with all the choice that is there !

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You can't go to Hawaii and not have real shave ice, and Island Snow doesn't disappoint. They are located inside a surf shop and the set up is surprisingly simple ...but it works. Lots of great flavors - your kids can have fun making their own combos and of course, order it snowcapped! As a family, we loved walking here... More 

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Additional Information about Island Snow

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