We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Island Snow

130 ur mom Rd., Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 125 restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
8 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Write a Review

86 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    52
    22
    5
    5
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Warwick, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There's queue every day at every hour, but it worth wait some time to taste their Shave Ice! In incredible number of variants, you'll find your for sure!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indy
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We preferred Waiola and Masumoto. The selections were great. It was good and if you're nearby, go for it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Jordan, Utah
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went twice while on the island. The first time was a great experience; friendly, good shaved ice. We drove 30 minutes from Honolulu just to go here again (and for the scenic drive on H3); the person taking order was quite rude. And the syrup didn't go all the way down to the bottom, so we only had ice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I decided to Google the words ‘shave ice’ during a leisure drive around the island. Island Snow was at top of the list, nearby and highly recommended. Being originally from New Orleans, I am quite familiar with what we call Sno-Balls, so I could not wait to compare the two. In my opinion, the shave ice at Island Snow is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I loved stopping by here on our way home from the beach. A variety of flavors, friendly staff and a great experience. Make sure you get the snow cap on the top!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had shaved ice twice on our trip, but never before. The kids were unamious in saying that they preferred Matsumoto's on the North Shore. I did too, but not sure exactly why. Of course, they liked this place too so don't drive all the way to the North Shore just to get the kids Matsumoto's shaved ice. This will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great flavors and shave ice in Kailua and it never disappoints, especially after a day at Lanikai or Kailua Beach. We love our shave ices with "ice cream on the bottom" and a "snow cap."

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

On the way to the airport we decided we needed shaved I've one more time! It was delicious! Don't know if I'll ever eat a "snow cone" again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The sizes offered were decent, the price comparable to the rest of the island, and they were the most efficient in handling the long line that we saw from our many shave ice stops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enumclaw, Washington
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I enjoyed my first experience with shave ice. Had 3 flavors with ice cream and the snow cap. Quite good. Then I went to another shave ice place towards Honolulu and realized this was just average. Not bad though, if you have a craving for shave ice and you are in Kailua.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Island Snow also viewed

 

Been to Island Snow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Island Snow, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing