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“Best shave ice !!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waiola Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice
2135 Waiola St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808-949-2269
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Ranked #8 of 69 Dessert in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best shave ice !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a must every time I am in Hawaii - in fact if I can go more than once I will - some times I wish I could eat more than one at a time - it really is the best Hawaii shave ice! EVER!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Just ice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Not that the shaved ice is not good, but its just shaved ice. Maybe all the other reviewers have not had this kind of sweets before, but this is not that special. It should not be grouped under restaurant, because its not. If you happened to be near by, try it. Not going to be worth the trouble if you have to make a trip just for this, even if its the best shaved ice on the island.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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73 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Worth Seeking Out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Wow was this a hidden gem! Located in a residential area, if it wasnt for our friend, I don't think I would have found this place on my own.

Between me and the fiance, we shared an Azuki Bowl. It came with tons of red beans with mochi drizzled in condensed milk. The mochi balls were yum. (I'm not a big fan of beans in general but I ate them anyways.) And who can say no to condense milk?! And wooo the shave ice! I have to say, the shave ice was the softest shave ice I have ever tasted. It's as if you're eating fresh fallen snow!

This place is definitely worth looking for!

Visited September 2012
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vacaville, ca
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“by far the best shave ice on Oahu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

So we tried shave ice at the big three, and this is the winner by far! They're not shy with the flavors and the ice is so fine. The other two had much thicker ice. Worth the short drive from Waikiki. Kind of hard to find, but worth it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“MUST VISIT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

ICE CREAM BOWL w/ SNOW CAP

The #1 place to go for shaved ice in the Waikiki area!

Don't be concerned about the crappy looking exterior of the place. This place is LEGIT! There was a short line when we got there, but everything moves quickly. A sign posted near the ordering window instructs/demands that you order in a particular way to keep things moving along. First, know how many you're going to order for your group, then what kind, then what flavors... Failure to adhere to said rules, will anger the workers and those behind you.

The shaved ice is soft and smooth and their ice cream blends so well with the syrup.

If you're in this area, this is a MUST STOP!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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