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Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
808 637-4827
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay there is a reason that there is always a line out the door here! It is really very good and so nice on a hot hawaiian day! Sure you can go down the road a piece and get you a shave ice right away, I mean how different can they be? Well maybe you are just only going to... More 

Thank Katherine C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here on out drive around the island. We saw many people walking around the area with bowls from this restaurant, so we knew it was popular. We ordered the Tropical & Rainbow. We quickly drove 3 minutes up the road to eat these while watching the sunset. Both were absolutely delicious!!

Thank neshr
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought 3 friends for shave ices to Matsumoto's for their 1st time. They are now ALSO fans for life. The new layout isn't as old fashioned friendly as it was, but the line did move faster. The quality remains. My favorite shave ice on the PLANET! Perfect.

Thank Dave T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family was obsessed with this place while we were on vacation. There is shaved ice and there there's Matsumoto Shave Ice. Just writing this my mouth is watering. So refreshing and delicious. The flavors are so good. Portions are generous.

Thank Michele B
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148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the charm of the old Matsumotos is gone, the shave ice flavors did not disappoint. Coconut cream (coconut with condensed milk) and lychee with ice cream was our favorite. Lines are long but it goes by quickly. Portions are not huge but filling. We honestly tried several shops on the north shore and couldn't stop going back!

Thank Kim W
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the shaved ice, but not worth the wait and wouldn't make a special drive to it. Prices were reasonable. Pineapple tasted artificial. Thought the shaved ice at Waiola (Ward center) was better.

Thank VancouverBC10
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy place! Really enjoyed the shaved ice! I would recommend it! Not much difference between medium and large so most pay extra 25-50 cents for large!

Thank Karen F
Burnaby, Canada
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250 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Matsumoto is very popular and busy, even at 1100am. The parking in this mall is very busy, so you just have to sit and wait for someone to leave or find street parking. In Vancouver, BC, Canada, what you get at Matsumoto's is called a sno-cone - crushed ice with syrup flavoring. I have to admit that the syrup that... More 

Thank iceman68
Haleiwa, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fast moving lines to a delicious treat island style. in a new location in a new store but just like the old days.

Thank Jo A
Haleiwa, Hawaii
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When people visit the North Shore & ask for things to do, I always say 3 things: a) Jump Rock at Waimea Bay, b) Dine at Haleiwa Joe's, & c) get a Shave Ice at Matsumoto's Shave Ice. I always get a small with Ice Cream. They have a ton of flavors to choose from. Don't get discouraged when you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: 808 637-4827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?