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“Shave ice was very nice!” 4 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
new York
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Shave ice was very nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Yes it's a tourist trap, yes it's just shave ice, yes it is a must do! Yummy and unique flavors, fun tee shirts, wonderful location and aloha spirit!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
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25 restaurant reviews
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“Fun, crowded.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was fun; it was pretty cool to see them actually shave the ice, add the flavours. Lots and lots of interesting flavours to try. It was worth the wait. Watch out for bees outside attracted by spilled shave ice on the ground.

Visited February 2014
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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Great and worth the trip after visiting north shore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Despite the long line, it moved quickly and the choices are lengthy. I tried the beans and they weren't bad and I kind of liked them with the shaved ice. It was very cool to see them shaving the ice and it was enjoyable as well. IT IS TOURISTY but you are there for the shaved ice and it was quite good. Is it a must try destination .... no. If you are in the north shore and close by, should you try it after a meal ... yes in my opinion.

Visited January 2014
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West River, Maryland
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“Best Shave on the Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you are in Hale'iwa you need to stop here to get the best shave ice on the island. Lots of flavors to choose from. They also offer Ice and Beans with the shave ice. The ice is shaved very thinly, and the service is very quick. You will need to park some where in Hale'iwa and walk to the place. The parking lot next to the place is no longer there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada
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“Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Lots of flavor selection, big portions, and great price. Try the Banana Cream, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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