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“Mochis optional, their ice cream "cakes" a must.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
1010 University Avenue, Varsity Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808-949-8984
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Ranked #18 of 1,917 restaurants in Honolulu
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Mochis optional, their ice cream "cakes" a must.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The mochis are good but they are very very frozen, so the mochi skin can be tough and well, not too exciting. However, I would return over and over again for their ice cream cakes (all with R-rated names). Our favorite was the Multiple Orgasm. Oreo cookie-espresso-chocolate ice cream layers sandwiched between a crushed chocolate cookie crust and a chocolate sprinkles crust...oh my!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Ice cream lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My grand children wanted ice cream for every meal .We were eating ice cream for dessert every night.

Visited October 2012
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Newark, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Mochi Ice Cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

All my friends on Oahu recommended this place and they were not wrong. I came here with two other first-timers and we were really fortunate when we arrived because the line was really short. We ordered a few flavors of the mochi ice cream just to see if we would like them, and we loved all of them! We got back in line and ordered a dozen more pieces - I liked the chocolate raspberry, lychee, and haupia flavors, but everything was good. It's a little pricey, but worth every penny. By the time we left at almost 10:00 pm the line was out the door!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong with mochis & ice cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I'm a HUGE fan of mochis, so after reading about Bubbies here on TripAdvisor, we had to pay them a visit! We ordered the green tea, chocolate espresso & chocolate mint mochis, as well as a mocha chip waffle cone. They were all so good! If you're someone who's never had mochi, Bubbies is worth the try. If you don't want mochi, then rest assured that there are other ice cream desserts that will be available to you (ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, shakes, etc.). For those of you who are accustomed to fast service on the mainland, be patient, as this ice cream shop had only one person at the front responsible for taking orders, processing orders & working the cash register. I'm not sure if it's like this everyday, but be prepared. Nonetheless, your patience will be rewarded with whatever sweet treat it is that you decide to order.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seoul, South Korea
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A friend of mine, who attended the University of Hawaii, recommended this place. My wife and I tried it and enjoyed it. It is not easy to find. We used our GPS, and it directed us to an address where we could not even see Bubbies. I went into the convenience store and asked about it. The clerk told us we had to walk between the convenience store and the next building to find Bubbies.
I thought the ice cream was good and the mochi was worth trying. However, the mochi is not my cup of tea. I prefer a more traditional ice cream taste. I would recommend trying this place though. You might like the mochi much more than I.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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