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Shimazu Store

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330 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3199
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Noblesville, Indiana
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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San Francisco, California
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138 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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230 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Saw Shimazu featured on a TV show and as it was close to our hotel we decided to check out the new location right next to Rainbow Drive Through. So glad we did because the shaved ice is so good here (we ended up coming back 4 more times!). They portion sizes are huge and the syrups are generally really... More 

Thank MickBaby8
Lund, Sweden
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199 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The is the best value shave ice if you go after size. One of us tried to order a large, and the woman pointed at what she just made for another customer and said, "That is small. Do you really want large?" Small was more than big enough. The flavours are weak and do not taste as natural as HOPA... More 

Thank bjoann
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place get reviewed by Andrew Zimmrn and I knew I had to put it on my "must-visit" list. It's not on a popular road so I ubered it there and miraculously it was empty. I hit it right before the rush! I ordered the large even though I knew the small would be more than enough but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 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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