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Island Snow

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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
(808) 263-6339
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Doha, Qatar
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute you walk into pictures of President Obama enjoying snow cones, you know this place is a must-see. Great Snow Cones with tons of different flavors and even an option to add ice-cream. The shop also has funky fabulous summer wear.

Thank M_Traveller80
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Staff friendly and tons of flavors!!! Highly recommend the mac ice cream and snow cap!!! Great after a hot day at the beach. Better than Matsamotos. Great prices!!!!!

Thank Sherry E
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we stay in Kailua we make sure we stop in for shaved ice at least a few times. It's sooo good and hits the spot after a long day on the beach. Make sure you get it with the ice cream in the bottom and with the coconut milk topping - amazing!

Thank klenglish
Burlington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here off a recommendation of our kayaking tour guide after our tour and wow!!!! Loved it! We've been back. They offer 3 sizes (kids, regular and large). And each comes with a scoop of vanilla icecream at the bottom and up to 3 flavours of syrup. They have so many choices for syrups and all the ones Ive... More 

Thank KellyD7
Pearl City, Hawaii
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shop is just before the Kailua Beach, so it is perfect to get shave ice treat for the beach play. There are so many choice of syrups. Of course you should add a vanilla ice cream in the bottom and snow cap on the top!

Thank mamacat28
Des Moines,ia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids thought this was great. They couldn't decide which was better Island Snow or Matsumoto's. The shop was neat because they have a clothing and accessories store attached.

Thank lestrs
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119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love shave ice. Tried many many varieties. This is a favorite! Perfectly powdery light fluffy snow under locally made syrups. Chose small (wouldn't recommend, flimsy cylinder paper cup), medium or large (nice sturdy cups). 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream is free at the bottom of your ice. Up charges for macadamia nut ice cream, gum ball in the... More 

Thank Missmonicab
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect shave ice...don't forget the scoop ice cream on the bottom. This is the quintessential shave ice store even though they have modernized quite a bit and everything is bright and shiny now.

Thank LaBeau808
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must! You must stop off here after the beach for a delicious and refreshing treat of shaved ice. This is better than a snow cone , which is just chipped ice with flavored syrup. This is like eating fresh fallen snow with much better flavored! Even the President of the USA comes here with his family! When... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love Stussy t-shirts, this is the place! They have more selections than any other stores we went in Hawaii.

Thank MadameY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
  • 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?