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330 North School Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Great shave ice in Honolulu. See...
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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  • 38
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best shave ice

You don't have to go to the North Shore for the best anymore. Especially since that one has gone down hill. This is right near downtown Honolulu just a few streets over from the Palace. We just looked up somewhere close by and so glad we went here our new favorite shave ice place and there was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
MrMouser
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

You don't have to go to the North Shore for the best anymore. Especially since that one has gone down hill. This is right near downtown Honolulu just a few streets over from the Palace. We just looked up somewhere close by and so glad we went here our new favorite shave ice place and there was no long line... More 

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Crockett, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went for the shaved ice and was not disappointed.it was on our must do list while in Honolulu. Glad we went

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Albany, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Shimazu will give you the biggest shave ice by far. Don't bother getting ice cream on the bottom--you'll never get there. They are known for their cream syrups--yum. But, here are the realities: 1) bring quarters for the parking meters 2) there isn't much parking anyway 3) be ready to stand to eat your shave ice because there is only... More 

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california
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You don't have to go to North Shore to get excellent shave ice, just go to the corner of School and Frog Street and look for this hole-in-the-wall store. Excellent shave ice with almost any flavor you can think of along with ice cream and beans. This place seems to be frequented more by locals than tourist which is great.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was recommended to try Shimazu by a Hawaii local and was not disappointed. Far better than Matsumoto Shave Ice. The ice was the perfect consistency... it just melted in your mouth. Good flavor selection, great ice cream. Amazing

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If I had not been with my sister who lives in Hawaii, I would have NEVER found this place. It breaks all of the rules of restaurant location, location, location. It is the worst location in the world, the parking sucks, the line is long and the area is sketchy. That being said, holy crap, the shaved ice is out... More 

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Honolulu
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After driving by on the way to other errands for so many years, we finally stopped at Shimazu's. What I'd assumed was a modest neighborhood store selling shave ice on the side is actually a focused, sophisticated operation that can hold its own against mainland beverage/dessert chains -- but with a local touch they can't match. • The range of... More 

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Los Angeles
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We got a small shave ice and it was HUGE. We purchased the plastic shave ice holders because of the generous size - otherwise the shave ice would be melting all over us. Parking is limited - we parked down the block and waited in line, but it is worth the visit.

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing flavors and very tasty but shaved ice was not fine enough for me like Waiola. But portions and very, very generous. Still very good.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My favorite! If you are looking for finely shaved ice, this shop is for you! You won't have to chew any ice from this shop. They have a variety of creme flavors as well. Strawberry creme, vanilla creme, melon creme and more. Their small size is a generous portion. You can order a large size and share. Recommend getting the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 North School Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Great shave ice in Honolulu. See http://www.yelp.com/biz/shimazu-store-honolulu for their reviews. Deserves to be on TripAdvisor!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?