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Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
+1 808-637-4827
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (361 reviews)
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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Don't be scared..you can do it. Just brave the lines and pot of gold will be there..i promise! Yes the wait is 20-30 minutes, but it'll go by quickly once you shop through the adjacent stores. Do them a favor and pick your flavors and...More

1  Thank Michelia116
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very nice setup, you can tell that they have designed the place for the masses now, so I know what other people mean when they say it lost its charm. It probably used to be a charming "hole in the wall", which is now a...More

1  Thank babybocas
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been here several times over the years. There's a reason they've had lines that went out of the store and went back to the parking lot. They've redesigned the store since the last time we were here. They now have a nice courtyard with...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We ordered the “Hawaiian” – Coconut, Pineapple & Banana – with condensed milk, which (by Hawaii’s tourist prices) was a steal at $3.50, with plenty for both of us to share. And in case you are wondering, the answer is Yes, it was the Best...More

1  Thank RosewayRenee
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went just before noon on a weekday and there was no line. Got the tropical ice with ice cream and beans. Delicious. Nice little shop too.

Thank horsemom1976
Reviewed May 13, 2016

I have had snow cones before, in Hawaii they call it shave ice. This has a twist compared to others as you can add a scoop of ice cream. This is absolutely the BEST cool treat I have ever had, we had to go back...More

Thank Dreamcatcher C
Reviewed May 13, 2016

If you're on the north shore of Oahu, you have to go! Yes there might be a line, but it moves quickly. They've got their system down and it works. It's worth the wait! Have fun! Pick your favorite flavors or mix up with their...More

Thank R W
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

When we came to Hawaii, we had to have shave ice. It was invented at Matsumoto's and the queue was out the door, so it's incredibly popular. They have a really good system in place and you get your shave ice quickly. So many flavours...More

Thank geekie_gal
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

It was good. Not sure about it being the best. Place is crowded so maybe it is. Very colorful ice. The flavors are in rainbow colors. Not sure that's necessary but I guess it appeals to kids.

Thank Goskins1
Reviewed May 11, 2016

There was a decent line when we showed up that I waited in, but moved fairly quickly. While I didn't try the condensed milk or ice cream with it (which I was told makes it Matsumoto's), the ice was decent. I didn't think it was...More

Thank MrJeremyT
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4827
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