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.

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

1010 University Avenue, Varsity Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 1,917 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
22 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There's nothing like this place. So many flavors of mochi ice cream that there's no way you can try them all, unless you live in Honolulu. Go with a group and order different flavors so everyone can sample as much as possible. It's hard to find if you don't know the area. Parking can be a challenge if it's busy,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Let me start off by saying the icecream selection and mochie choices are great! And the hype over their taste is right on the money, however, i found somethings i didnt enjoy. Mainly three, 1. Parking stalls are right across from the building therefore you might have a hard time parking especially large vehicles. 2. There was a line but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fun ice cream names and real home-made ice cream. Good stuff, even my fiancé liked it and he is picky- he had chocolate peanut butter and extreme chocolate whereas I had the coconut. Went to the Hawaii Kai location and it was packed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Las Vegas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My cousin took us here after eating at Shabu Shabu King on South King (which was awesome - but they aren't registered on TripAdv - so I can't rate it). ANYWAY - we walked here. Glad we did because the parking is unbelievably horrible. But, this ice cream location is busy busy busy. The parking lot area and street parking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had the pleasure of stopping by Bubbie's while we were in Oahu, luckily we did this early in our trip and were able to return multiple times during our stay. I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking of stopping by. We only tried the Mochi however they had many other good looking offerings. After we got back home... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After reading reviews and it on one of top must go, so I decided to check this out. I went on Tuesday late lunch and no customers was there. I ordered 6 different flavor Mochi and oh boy... all 6 of them are really delicious! It ice cream in the soft shell like Yatsuhashi treat from Japan. They have over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waianae, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have found this place to be the best for variety and quality of mochi idea cream. I don't find their regular ice cream to be the best in the world. I would rather go to cold stone creamery for scoops and such, but it is hard to beat the the little mochi ice cream squares and all their great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Temple, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had never tried mochi before and after seeing all the reviews for this place I thought we had to check it out. The ice cream was great and they had a huge variety. Line was out the door and place is very small.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
588 reviews 588 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I mention the no restroom fact simply because I bring friends and guests here often and their second comment is, "Where is the restroom?" The ice cream is delicious and why I enjoy treating first time visitors to the island to Bubbies. Yes , you can get the treat on the mainland, but it always tastes better at the store.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This out of the way, hole in the wall establishment has some of the very best ice cream desserts I've ever tasted. The line out the door and down the block is testament to their utter deliciousness! Ok, you can get normal ice cream, and it rocks. Creamy, smooth, rich... yum. Or, you can take a walk on the wilder... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream also viewed

Been to Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing