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Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

1010 University Avenue, Varsity Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808-949-8984
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Ranked #22 of 1,923 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Mochi ice creams are their specialization and I can easily devour a dozen! My awesome friend T works there so I get special treatment often - yes with an extra smile and a quick cool move! Lychee, lilikoi, salted caramel, sakura, mango-oh mango, and pumpkin are some of faves! Be careful with the school crowds (UHM, MPI, Punahou, etc)- try... More

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bubbie's is world-famous, and their ice cream packs a lot of flavor with a thick, creamy texture - no flaky air bubbles in this batch (the mochi are delicious too). It's unfortunate, however, that the management won't invest in adequate 'help' during busy times (which is, basically, always). With one server or at most two (even on a holiday weekend... More

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El Dorado, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Try the ice cream Mochi--it will knock your flip flops in the sand! Love LOVE LOVE this place. :) YUM

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While the ice cream can be pricey it's won several awards and been recognized in the top 10 ice cream places in the US. Order a mochi ball!

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I LOVE Bubbie's ice cream mochi ... and want to make sure that everyone understands that they are available at various places around Oahu and the other Islands. Foodland grocery stores carries them in the deli area (and perhaps the freezer area). I generally pick them up at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores ... and other local coffee places... More

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San Francisco
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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New York City, New York
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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.

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North Las Vegas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Franklin, Tennessee
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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

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