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“Virgin Shaved Icers”

Matsumoto Shave Ice
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Virgin Shaved Icers”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Echoing, well, everyone else, this is a must-do on the North Shore. Haleiwa makes a great stop from Honolulu, and for our ten year old, it even justified leaving Aulani for this shaved ice. We made it just before they closed! Ladies, if you can, leave a devoted sig to or hubby in line while you shop practically next door at Global Creations, a wonderful gift store. Syrups are homemade, so you can't go wrong, albeit you can be too blue, judging from my son's smurf colored but still super tasty cone. I was unable to convince him to get the azuki beans and ice cream, as I did, which were worth tasting once, just to be something like authentic. Spring for the 35 cent plastic holders: they are, finally, much cheaper than the stain stick you would have to buy later. Enjoy!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hawaiian shave ice”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great treat for dessert after Big Wave shrimp truck.
Don't miss this international experience.
Like mine with scoop of ice cream in the middle.

Visited June 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A must while visiting the North Shore!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Matsumoto's... definitely worth the wait! The line looks ominous, yet moves reasonably fast! The service in the shave ice line is efficient and friendly. The only reason why I didn't rate it a five was due to the lack of a resemblance of a smile at the merchandise counter. Other than that, an absolute must while visiting the North Shore!

Visited June 2014
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California
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The Very Best”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dont miss this treasure. Best shave ice on the island...they still make their own syrup. Great prices on souvenirs too. You will love it.

Visited June 2014
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California
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best Shave Ice EVER!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whatever you decide to do while on the North Shore, make sure you make a point of going to the absolutely darling town of Kaleiwa and drop by Matsumoto's for the Best Shave Ice Ever. The first shave ice I have while visiting the islands is always the traditional with azuki beans and ice cream. After that I just get the shave ice...they are so good. Something special about Matsumoto's shave ice is they make their own syrups. There are sooooo many fabulous flavors to choose from and they are awesome. My favorite is pina colada and banana. Yummy. The other top secret amazing surprise at Matsumoto's is their wonderful Hawaiian souvenirs. The prices will blow you away. We got multiple coconut Hawaiian bracelets for only.....brace yourself....$1.00 each. You really cant find anything on the island for that price. We had a blast and had to go back again. You are in for such a treat. One more important little note: Make Sure You Buy The Plastic Cup For .35 cents for under your shave ice. You will need it. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
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