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Shimazu Store

330 North School Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #32 of 1,884 restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Dessert
Description: Great shave ice in Honolulu. See http://www.yelp.com/biz/shimazu-store-honolulu for their reviews. Deserves to be on TripAdvisor!
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Description: Great shave ice in Honolulu. See http://www.yelp.com/biz/shimazu-store-honolulu for their reviews. Deserves to be on TripAdvisor!
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English first
Livingston, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was without a doubt the best shave ice we had on our trip to Hawaii. I am still amazed at how a snow cone could be so amazing in Hawaii, but even more amazed that each place could be so different. This place is very hard to find, but just follow your navigation and it will get you there.... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The shaved ice was not good, you have to buy one of their plastic cups to fit the cone so it would not drip. This place is just like any other place, it just taste like ice.....with sweetner.

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Everywhere
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It is worth a trip to Shimazu. After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, we decide to take a drive from Ko' olina to get some real shaved ice. We tried Aoki last year, which was delish. I hear that Aoki has since closed. During the week, I am sure parking is tight at Shimazu (street parking only), but we went... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This shave ice is to a snow cone as the space shuttle is to a bottle rocket! I was going to bypass this place but my wife's friend had been adamant that we needed to go. There is NOWHERE to park and it's just a tiny place on a very busy street. But once you get the ice you will... More

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Honolulu
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is a real original. Worth checking out if you have a rental car and are willing to do some searching. Usually there is a good line.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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150 reviews 150 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

They offer all the flavors you could possibly want and then some. They even had strange flavors you wouldn't normally associate with shave ice. My opinion after trying a few is to stick with the fruit flavors. Tea and chocolate flavors, etc don't taste so good on shave ice. Also, when I dropped a mixture of green and brown on... More

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Best Original Flavors, Ice is very light, and the service there is very friendly and helpful. I got lucky I guess by walking in on an overcast day to no line. Got a small and it is humongous. They have such a great selection of flavors that I asked the 2 kind ladies to tell me their favs. One was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for shaved ice. The shave ice here is delicious!!! Keep in mind its a small whole in the wall......but in my opinion those are typically the best places to experience authentic food/deserts. They have tons of flavors and options for add-ins or toppings.

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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454 reviews 454 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We tried Shimazu's after reading the reviews here at TripAdvisor. We were surprised to find that it is a very small hole in the wall kind of store. There is no free parking, just meters out front, but you can take your chances if the line isn't long. We had to wait 30 minutes in the burning sun outside because... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This isn't your typical shaved ice. The ice is fine enough to melt in your mouth w/o melting in the Hawaii heat! I, personally, love the root beer but your mouth may get tired of one flavor so try the rainbow :) There was a line 90% of the time we passed it but the employees are well adapted to... More

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