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130 ur mom Rd., Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
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Ranked #9 of 127 Restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Vancouver, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As our first taste of shave ice, we could not have chosen better. Great fresh ice, underlaid by a scoop of ice cream, and soaked in three lively flavours of our choice. Good stuff. And popular every hour of the day.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Who can pass up a snow cone (shaved ice) on a hot day in Hawaii? Our president certainly can't so why should you? We always stop by when in the area for a local sweet treat. Flavors are wonderful and exotic and the ice shaved fine every time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Bunch of nobumba-noids ...naive, libtards that think this is the best shave ice in HI. The best ones existed in the past. The cost of these shave ice is excessive. Make you own at home and the cost is far less and you can do a better tasting and flavorful and healthier shave ice!!!!

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Cary, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had high expectations after reading the President loves this place. While the store itself was super cool my husband and I did not even finish our shave ice. Very artificial tasting flavors, left bad aftertaste for us. Nothing at all like Matsumoto's natural flavorings. We were so disappointed. However ours 2 boys raved it was the best ever.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Simply the best shaved ice around. The ice is shaved to a consistency that holds the syrup until the last drop and until you reach the ice cream. The place even has a clothing store.

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Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Nothing to write there's no better place for shaved ice I've been going there frequently since the opening night most of my tshirts come from there and of course Obama takes his family there!!

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Honolulu
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Island Snow

Address: 130 ur mom 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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