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Island Snow

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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI
(808) 263-6339
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Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sizes were big. A small is plenty. Lots of Flavors, even sugar free. My daughter, however, said she really didn't care for the SF and would not recommend it. Only suggestion is not enough syrup for the amount of ice. If you get a chance, walk over and check out the beach. It is amazing!

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Thank cindy w
Columbus, Ohio
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283 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids wanted to stop. The staff is very friendly and the kids enjoyed their shave ice. All the flavors come with ice cream on the bottom at no extra cost. I am happy we went, but I have had better.

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Thank Steinbrenner
Kailua, Hawaii
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So good, even the President of the United States comes here. An institution in Kailua for many years, now with a new location right in Kailua Town.

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Thank Apexhunter
Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Shaved Ice I have ever had the pleasure of trying. I Recommend getting the Snow Cap (sweetened condensed milk) and a scoop of Macadamia Nut Ice cream with your order. Be sure to schedule enough time for this though as the line can get pretty long.

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Thank Noisy_Goomba
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Island snow has been a must visit since our first trip to the islands over 20 years ago. The ice is ground so fine it is just like eating snow. Not ever granular or lumpy like mainland snow cones. They have a good variety of flavors, sadly our favorite hot cinnamon is no more, but we were able to pick... More 

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Thank kazandiablo
Mesa, Arizona
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent shaved ice and more. Their t-shirt selection is outstanding. A nice (and very popular) place after an afternoon on the beach.

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Thank Frances O
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Kailua Beach. Friendly staff. Apparently the Obamas ate shave ice here. I had the guava orange with a snow cap. Great place to stop after a day at the beach!

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Thank amclarke927
Rapid City, South Dakota
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you add the snow cap (condensed milk)! You can add a scoop of ice cream as well. Lots of flavor to choose from. So good we went a second time!

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PA
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Took my granddaughter here for her very first shave ice and man did she love it. She and my daughter both could not get enough of coming here. She said in her own words this was the best food she had every eaten. We loved the ice cream on the bottom and then the snow cap on the top. What... More 

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Thank wfmiller
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I ordered a cup, my wife a cone (both are paper). You get 2 flavors at the basic cost although who ordered what past the cup is mostly unknown during peak times and long lines lol. Hint - Lines grow as the kayaks get returned from the morning run to the Moké's around 11 a.m.. I had a scoop of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 263-6339

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