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“Hawaiian Shave Ice”

Matsumoto Shave Ice
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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402 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Hawaiian Shave Ice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

We tried Matsumoto's while visiting the North Shore. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her sugar free flavors. I enjoyed the experience but there was something funky with their cherry syrup. I would try again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Yummers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Definitely the best shaved ice we had on Oahu! I think I prefer the ultra fine shave iced, this was still a bit chunky, but the flavor made up for that!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Famous for a reason!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Matsumoto is famous for a reason, and well worth a visit. Located in a charming hippie neighborhood of the North Shore of Oahu, you can easily spend an afternoon strolling the streets or watching the surfers on the nearby beaches. Matsumoto's shave ice is smooth and light, with a delicious array of tropical flavors, and with the option to include ice cream r beans. I highly recommend the beans for an authentic experience. The portions are HUGE, but it's just ice so you can't go wrong. Love it!

  • Visited December 2012
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scubaspice
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“Mmmmmm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Love the shaved ice, fun place, fun t-shirts.
I had the topical shaved ice, very good.

Best selection of t-shirts.

Visited December 2012
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Hamilton, Ohio
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“Best shaved ice ice BABY !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Matsumoto's at the North Shore shaved ice was awesome. Lots of great flavors and huge portions. The syrup was intense with tons of flavor. Eat outside under the shade tree. Place is always crowded but never a long wait.

  • Visited October 2012
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