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Island Snow

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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Yumminess on your way back from the beach.

Good shave ice. Service okay. Lines can be long. But it sure tastes good when you are hot on your walk back from Kailua Beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good shave ice. Service okay. Lines can be long. But it sure tastes good when you are hot on your walk back from Kailua Beach.

Thank akwren
San Francisco, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like a clothing store, but they also offer fantastic shave ice inside. Clothes are also nice - with a great selection of local designs. Friendly service. All-in-all, a good place to know about.

Thank Kresge86
Kailua, Hawaii
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For Kailua this is probably the best shaved ice... good service, good product. Parking is good but easy walk from the beach.

Thank Roadkinghi
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two locations serving shave ice--the snow is sweetened condensed milk on top after the flavoring has been poured in. You don't have to have it and it's probably best left off. They also offer a scoop of ice cream at the bottom which gives the end of the treat a creamy finish.

Thank ginnmeyer
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome and I'd say it's reasonably priced. This is unlike any shaved ice I've had before. You get a scoop of ice cream in the bottom, you can pick up to three flavors and you can get it "snow capped" it's like sweet cream on top so yes do that

Thank Emily G
upstate New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stopped at Island Snow after having spent a beach day at Kailua Beach. We had tried shave ice at a few other places around the island and thought Island Snow was one of the best! I had a coconut/pineapple ice and thought it was amazing! There are many flavors from which to choose and anyone I talked to said... More 

Thank scuba6
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I like their shaved ice, for me its smoother and finer. They have many flavors and they are all yummy and creamy, its a good stop before going to the beach or on a hot sunny day.

Thank Mary Ann T
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Shave ice... Well priced, good flavor and a fun beach experience. Attached to a fun beach wear store. Busy on busy days at Kailua Beach.

Thank Tbugs1
Silicon Valley
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The President is staying in town for his annual vacation and visited yesterday. We heard that the entire shopping area is closed for his life visit. We thought we would come to compare it against our favorite. It was no contest. Matsumoto's is a clear winner in our opinion. The syrups at Matsumoto 's is better (sweeter) and they give... More 

Thank ro953
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Island Snow is always my first stop in Kailua (now that they have two stores it is even easier). I also love the selection of local themed t-shirts - makes souvenir shopping a breeze for family and friends left behind on the mainland. Friendly staff!!!

Thank gayle5280

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Restaurant Details

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
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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