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Shimazu Store

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330 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3199
+1 808-371-8899
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Had the green milk tea and strawberry cream with condensed milk on top and the strawberry tasted like guri guri ice cream! The green tea is always good. Suggest ordering the keiki size or small and share it. They are very generous with serving size, flavors and toppings!!

Thank tatlv2
San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Shimazu Store was recommended by our flight attendant on the way to Oahu from the Mainland. It is located in a residential area as well as closed by a busy medical center and parking is a bare and challenging to find but it is worth a trip out here to try their famous huge shave ice, especially one with the... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
san francisco, ca
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This store is located in a residential area with challenging parking, but the shave ice is worth it. It was recommended by the flight attendant on our incoming flight to Honolulu, who advised us to try the "haupia" (coconut) topping on the shave ice order. When you order the shave ice they will ask you if you want the optional... More 

Thank chillywillypenquin
Noblesville, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

As a tourist in oahu shave ice is a must. This is known as the locals as the place to go. They are cash only so come prepared. It's certainty walkable from Waikiki. The small is really good size. If you've had a snow cone from the mainland before it's similar but the texture is a bit different and I'd... More 

Thank ValpoCrusader
San Francisco, California
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175 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Want a shave ice on a hot day. Try one Shimazu Store on N. School St. Shimazu is a very small store which people where locals come for shave ice. They have many flavors and toppings, hapia being a favorite. There is nowhere to sit here, so you will see people standing outside the store, enjoying their treat. Come and... More 

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Brookhaven, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I took uber here from Waikiki, and I surely felt lost. But as I tell friends at home, keep coming, you're almost there; sure enough, there was the store. I had come here on a recommendation that my sister had seen on TV, and it was true. You really do have to eat your shave ice outside! I went with... More 

Thank kelseyrogo
Pearl City, Hawaii
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252 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Its shave ice. Serving size is LARGE. No parking on site. You can take a chance and double park nearby. Diverse flavor options. Customer service mediocre; after standing in the sun while waiting in line for 20 minutes I thought I would be greeted with a smile or a greeting.

Thank HawaiiAndi
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Two locations, the original on School Street and recently opened next to Rainbow Drive Inn on Kapahulu Ave. This is as good as it gets, thinly shavet bited, large servings and a large choice of flavors. The School street locations is open when they want to and the new location is reliable. Parking is difficult on School Street and next... More 

Thank Les41HOnolulu
Beaverton, OR
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I heard that the shave ice at the Shimazu Store was worth a try some years ago before they started to appear on the various food TV shows. But we didn't get a chance to stop by until our last trip home--even though they are located relatively close to our home. The Shimazu Store is located on School Street next... More 

Thank BeavertonORTraveller
Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Worth finding as it is not located right in Waikiki or other touristy area. Amazing flavors. Be sure to try the cream flavors which are mixed with milk and take advantage of adding the ice cream bottom.....delicious! Also, child size was plenty and included the spill guard in the price. One of my favorite Hawaii stops!

Thank LondonMom777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3199
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-371-8899
Great shave ice in Honolulu. See http://www.yelp.com/biz/shimazu-store-honolulu for their reviews. Deserves to be on TripAdvisor!

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