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“Best shave ice on the island”
Review of Waiola Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice
Ranked #13 of 114 Dessert in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perfect consistency and a good variety of flavors and toppings. The store isin kind of a grungy area but that will not keep me from visiting again.

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Thank JTrag
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a popular place that always has lines. I suspect our president has eaten here because they offer an Obama rainbow flavor. It isn't fancy, it isn't easy to find but once you're there get ready for some might fine shave ice with plenty of flavor choices & things to add to it.

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We tried Waiola Island Snow and Matsumoto. This was our favorite. Went there after renting snorkel gear at Snorkel Bobs. Delicious. Lots of flavors and well priced. Highly recommend.

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Thank TnTWalter
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Really, it's better that any that we have found on the North Shore, or on Waikiki.

This is a mom and pop kind of place, and they know they make great shave ice, so they're a bit eccentric... like, they have a note on the wall instructing you how to order. If you ignore it, then they get a bit testy - not quite the soup nazi, but close.

Here's how to do it:
1) tell them how many and what size (get large)
2) tell them if you want ice cream in the bottom (you do)
3) tell them the topping you want (I like snowcap, some like condensed milk)
4) finally tell them the flavors (get creative, you can't go wrong)

They have a nice little sitting area, which is better than trying to eat in your car. And speaking of cars, they do have parking, both at the shop and in the neighboring lots.

ENJOY!

Thank joesindorf
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming for ages when we go to Honolulu! My kids have to come daily too! Best shave ice in the islands! Very finely shaved & all flavors & condiments to add to it!

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Thank SYunique
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