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Shimazu Store

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330 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3199
+1 808-371-8899
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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!

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Thank LondonMom777
Canada
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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 

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Thank MickBaby8
Lund, Sweden
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244 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 

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Thank bjoann
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Thank AlmondWanderlust
Mackay, Australia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016

I had read so much about shave ice and I wasn't let down. We had ours at the other Shimazu rather than school street but it was great. Hard to describe because I have never had anything like it...not ice cream, not a snow cone. We tried a heap of flavours between the four of us and they were all... More 

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Thank Max_Power_Oz
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Selection and variety of syrup flavors awesome and the size of the shaved ice cones was very generous. I have been going here for maybe 20+ years and its only recently that I've noticed that the strawberry syrup flavor has gotten weak, a diluted not as sweet flavor and when you start eating and the ice slowly starts to melt,... More 

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Thank alank1101
hawaii
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

a while ago, i went with a friend to get the largest shave ice they have---we were the ONLY customers---the owner didn't want to make it for me!!!---i can understand that if it was crowded---but we were the only ones there. i approached him very nicely too!!!!--why would he have it listed for sale, and then won't make it for... More 

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Thank toonza
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Went down frog street back alley to access was perfect during the heavy rain. Had coconut and vanilla topped with haupia. Just awesomeness. Best we had on oahu.

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Thank Travelgirl906
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

As big as your head good!!! So much shave ice for cheap (the Larry which as big as an adult head is $12, cheapest on the island). I love the mango with cream and my wife likes the lilikoi and guava. We've been back multiple times and will keep coming back. They do need to clean up the stink around... More 

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Thank user13user13user
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Took my parents to the Shimazu Store on School street for a small shave ice. They are HUGE! I didn't have one because they didn't have sugar free flavors. But I was impressed with the size, the variety of flavors more than I had seen on the 3 islands I have been to. After my parents raved how good there's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?