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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
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We aren't shave ice people, but had to try this on our visit to Haleiwa. We thought it was very good, but really didn't try any others so don't have anything else to compare it to. Crazy busy place!

Thank Qbscrapper
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My last visit to Matsumotos was back in the 80's and it has really changed. The ice isn't powdery, but more crunchy. Very similar to what I can get here at home. The syrup seemed to be mostly sugar and not very fruity. While it was good to return, I would probably look for a more authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice.

Thank reba8900
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The flavors are really good. Shaved ice on top and ice cream on the bottom. The small size is big enough to share.

Thank Shirley K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You may ask yourself, is it worth waiting in line for? Yes. Trust me. There are about 20 flavors to choose from, you can add ice cream or mochi balls. It's definitely my favorite out of other places I've tried.

Thank Christina L
Waipahu, Hawaii
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was so yummy and refreshing after our Shark Cage diving! Loved all the flavors, the cute little building it was in. Big enough to share!

Thank mrsvickismith16
Roanoke, Virginia
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223 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can you say? It's shave ice in Haleiwa. On a hot day, it tastes great and only costs a few bucks.

Thank HenHoo
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shave Ice is great and out doesn't get any better than this. Get it with ice cream and azuki beans for a real splurge.

Thank Nick H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After testing Island Snow my expectation was high. I asked a rainbow one. Both of the conponents was bad. The falvours were too artificial. The ice wasnt shaven enough. All together I was disappointed. My choice is the same as Obama's: island snow.

Thank gaborb928
Arrawarra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Queues and more queues with ropes like checking into a flight. The queues go out the door of the building even on a week day. I remember this store from way back when the ice machine was operated by hand and it was a small shop. Now it is a production line and there isn't much tradition or neighborhood feel... More 

Thank AquaPacifica
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Matsumoto has been serving shave ice for decades in Haleiwa. It is considered a classic. Shave ice are delicious and are made with fresh juice. The long line of customers waiting to take their order is a testimony to Matsumoto's quality.

Thank Olivier C

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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