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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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    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
After dinner habit while in Kailua

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 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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League City, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Better than Matsumoto, sorry! This shaved ice was perfect! Truly one of the best shaved ices I've tried! A must try stop.

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Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's become popular with tourists and has always been with local people. Sometimes it can be crowded with long lines so come when you have time to hang out and chill!!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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676 reviews 676 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
1,068 helpful votes 1,068 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Island Snow is one of a few popular shave ice locations on Oahu. This particular one is noted; as it is where President Obama stops every December, when he and his family visit during the Christmas Holidays. They offer a large variet of flavored shave ice, as well as frozen yogurt, and ice cream.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very good shave ice, In my opinion ice cream goes well with most flavors, beans are a very acquired taste (I haven't managed to feel that anything was improved by them for 42 years). All clothes here are very pricey, if you aren't going to Haleiwa at least go where the Pres. goes.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place to purchase board shorts Bikinis, and a whole lot more. Little pricey but they are literally steps from beautiful Kailua Beach. Island Snow has the best shave ice on the East side of Oahu, make sure you get shave ice with the cream(condensed milk I think) buy your beach wear then go beach after that you get the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was our first Hawaiian Ice when we arrived and our last. We tried Hawaiian ice all over the place from Waikiki to North Shore. Hands down the BEST!! I'm so glad we got to try it on our last day. Aloha 'Oe!

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Southern IN
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21 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I guess I'm not a huge fan of snow cones although I did enjoy the one I got. The workers were quite friendly but I'm just not sure what all the hype is about. Everyone says you have to try this place but it was just mediocre. I guess if I'm going to consume calories, I will find other things... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We loved our visit to Island Snow for some authentic Hawaiian shaved ice. This place is located in beautiful Kailua (Eastern side of Oahu). Find it on your GPS and make sure you stop in. Order your shaved ice "snowcapped" for an extra treat (topped with condensed milk). It is a must see for Obama whenever he is in town,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The shaved ice was tasty and amazing. They had a lot of flavors to choose from. I would go back over and over. The wait was very short.

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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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