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“Wiola Shaved Ice - A must visit every day you are in town!”
Review of Waiola Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice
Ranked #11 of 114 Dessert in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Reviewed February 16, 2013

My family loved Wiola Shaved Ice! We went to this location every single day during our week long stay over the Christmas Holidays (2012). It was never too crowded and the snow-like quality of the ice was amazing and a lot better than some other shaved ice places that had been mentioned in travel guides. We loved the passion fruit, melon, & watermelon combo the best!

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place has shaved ice with a little fluffier texture. I also liked that the ice was served in a cup, which made it more portable. We learned a new word, 'lilikoi" which was very important, as this is passion fruit flavor and really really good!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

5 years ago, we went to this Waiola when it was located directly on Kapahulu Ave and had a bakery attached. On our recent visit, we found that it has now moved off Kapahulu onto a side street (Mokihana) & there is no bakery. The shave ice quality is terrible. The containers have all changed; they are now served in foam cups (S, M), XL is in a flat-bottomed foam bowl which is pretty small. What happened to the big flower-lipped cones? We ordered an XL shave ice w/ 3 flavors (lilikoi, guava, coconut). The ice consistency is fine but not dense (ie they don't pack it in tightly). It easily melted (way too fast) into a pool of flavored water. They were stingy on the syrup, b/c there was white (unflavored) ice in the middle, plus the flavors are no longer tasty (seemed artificial). Noticed this place was packed w/ tourists (who came based on the rave reviews). If this is your first time here, then you'd think it was good. But if you've had great shave ice from before (old Waiola days) or elsewhere (ie Uluani's on Maui), this place is now way over-rated. So disappointed that it's no longer as it used to be, where the ice is piled high & the syrups are rich in flavor. Not sure if the original Waiola's (on Waiola St.) is still any good, but this location is not good. Maybe there was a change in ownership since the location move and the old Waiola is no more. Save your time & money & do not come here (this place is not even walking distance from Waikiki).

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

always the perfect treat on a hot day! Waiola does it right!! If you can find them! Make sure to get ice cream, mochi and condnesed milk on top! YUM!

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Oh yeah. This was worth the walk from my Waikiki Beach hotel. Just what you crave in a shave ice, and don't forget the Azuki beans on the bottom! They're on a side street. Small variety of other items.

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