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“best kina shave ice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matsumoto Shave Ice

Matsumoto Shave Ice
66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
808 637-4827
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Ranked #17 of 61 Restaurants in Haleiwa
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Dessert
NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“best kina shave ice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Love their shave ice- period- it the standard for measurement. intense flavors, good selection. Can't miss after a day on the North Shore beaches.

Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Hey, it is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Alright, you've seen the place on travel channels, but when you get there....it is really the best. Is it polished and chrome? Nope. But, great atmosphere, great shave ice (the flavorings are the BEST) and doens't disappoint.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange County
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I was very excited to try this place, we were staying down on the south side of the island so we drove all the way north for it. It was a disappointment. Yes it was cheap, but it smelled bad inside and looked dirty. Didn't even have customer service.The shave ice was good, but theres alot of places on the island that serves good shave ice. I wouldn't go out of your way to try this place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very fun, very good, affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Had heard Matsumoto's was a must stop, so my wife and I made the journey up to the north shore to have some shaved ice. It was very tasty and pretty cheap, which is a nice break from the norm on Oahu. If you're up for a drive to the North Shore, definitely make a stop!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cold and good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Visited last week during a week's vacation to Hawaii. The shop is conveniently located and the shaved ice is soooo good. Worth the travel from wherever you are staying on the island.

Visited September 2012
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