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All 126 Kailua Restaurants

Island Snow

130 ur mom Rd., Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
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Ranked #7 of 126 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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Honolulu
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our family used to run an ice cream and shave ice shop, so we know good shave ice when we taste it. Last time we were in Kailua, we were curious to see the place that President Obama gets his shave ice when he's in Hawaii. We weren't disappointed. The texture of their shave ice is excellent; flavors are great... More

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Grand Valley, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Didn't try their shave ice until half way through our trip (even though the shop was less than a mile from our rental) and I wish I had tried it earlier! They had so many flavors to choose from and the ice was an awesome texture. Had to get a couple each day for our last few days so that... More

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Olympia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our family visited Island snow for shaved ice every day while in Oahu! They are very friendly and even gave us a punch card. Delicious! !! I miss it already :)

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Park City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went for the awesome shaved ice but ended up buying lots of great stuff at the store. They have the best selection of surf wear, shirts, hats, suits, etc.! We had four teens with us and they all bought their souvenirs there. Cool place!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Okay, so we might really really like Island Snow. We went there twice a day and enjoyed every second of it. Ordered the Keiki (small), with the ice cream in the bottom. Favorite choice, royal vanilla and root beer. Can you say makeshift root beer float? All the right flavors and at the right place. I think you get it,... More

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Young Harris, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We came here with our grandson. The excuse was to go where the President had been. That was fine! It was perfect. A bit of ice cream in the bottom of the cup, perfect "snow" with flavors & a bit of a snow cap if you want. There's not anyplace to sit inside but there are some concrete benches outside... More

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Chadds Ford, PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After amazing shaved ice on Kauai, we were hoping for the same at this shop. We were so disappointed that the only flavor ice cream they served was vanilla. They really need to add more flavors to compete with the true shaved ice experience.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For decades now, we've been buying our "Kailua" t-shirts from Island Snow -- huge variety of cool designs that suit every age! And I recently found the cutest infant "onesie"!! : ) And YES, Island Snow's shave ice is THE BEST which is why you'll always see their storefront benches filled with the locals and tourists enjoying their refreshing treats!... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Address: 130 ur mom Rd., Kailua, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 263-6339
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua

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