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Aloha General Store

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Address: 66-250 Kamehameha Hwy Ste C130, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1470
Phone Number: (808) 637-2288‎
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Absolute BEST Shaved Ice!

People stand in line for an hour at the shaved ice just up the street. I feel sorry for them because the lines are significantly shorter (if there even is a line) at the Aloha... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dean C
Kingman, Arizona
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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

People stand in line for an hour at the shaved ice just up the street. I feel sorry for them because the lines are significantly shorter (if there even is a line) at the Aloha General Store and the shaved ice is the BEST on the island. We have tried them all, believe us (family of 6). We drive approximately... More 

Thank Dean C
Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s true, this IS the best Shave Ice in Haleiwa! We are first time vacationers to Hawaii and decided to challenge this statement made by a resident and compared it to another local establishment that has customers waiting a ½ hour in line. Surely so many people couldn’t be wrong and so willing to stand in a long line in... More 

Thank Vacationers2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I love coming here for shaved ice, first of all there is great parking, lots of choices for flavours for your shaved ice too. It is in a little plaza with some neat little shops. There are always lizards & geckos on the building every time we go!

Thank Fun_in_Sun1976
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Had to go because of this one item. Hard to find this stuff. Well worth it. Staff was friendly gave us samples. $12 for 10oz or 3/$33

Thank Cami N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We were intrigued by a man happily eating a big bowl of pineapple shaved ice outside the Aloha General Store. He told us we couldn't visit Hale'iwa and not try one so based on his recommendation into the store we went. It was a very wet day when we visited Hale'iwa and there appeared to be one staff member on... More 

Thank Jessie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We were planning on getting in the insane line that was wrapped around the block at Matsumoto, but luckily we had a conversation with one of the locals working in a shop we stopped into, and she recommended we check out Aloha instead. Her rationale was that the texture was much smoother and the flavorings more evenly distributed. It didn't... More 

1 Thank GHustad
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Seriously the best shaved Ice ever, and I am not just saying this because my Husband knows the owner. Every time we come back to the island we have to make a stop at the General Store. I would suggest getting ice cream topped with shaved Ice. No matter what you do, you can't go wrong. Everything is homemade!

1 Thank Brittany B
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

All we had here was shaved ice. It was shaved ice beyond anything I have ever experienced. To say delicious does not do it justice. Our shaved ice was prepared by Christina to our specifications, and the final product was not only beautiful to behold, but truly a treat for the taste buds. It cost about $5.00, but would be... More 

1 Thank Araxiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The very famous shave ice place down the road serves a very good "kiddie" style shave ice while aloha offers the pineapple bowl with real fruit! We came here 10 years ago and tried the other place first this time and in 15 minutes we were at Aloha. No need to wait with the herd...go here.

1 Thank ColoradoChilidog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

On our last visit to Hawaii years ago, we went to Matsumoto's from everyone telling us to go there, however we weren't impressed. This trip we stopped at the Aloha General Market based on reviews we found online and decided to give it a try. This is absolutely amazing, fluffy, melt in your mouth shave ice. They had a kid... More 

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