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“Great dessert - but what is it?”
Review of Snow Factory

Snow Factory
Ranked #29 of 103 Dessert in Honolulu
Cuisines: American
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Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Description: Shave ice-type place but the ice is quite different; much finer and flavored. This is a newish place we found by sampling at a booth at the Rice Fair.
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great dessert - but what is it?”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

My family (wife and two kids, 6 and 8) came here why touring around the island. We had heard about it while planning our trip and decided to give it a try. It really defies description. It's not shave ice, frozen yogurt, or ice cream. It almost starts to evaporate once it hits your mouth. Nevertheless, it was a delicious frozen treat. The flavors are varied and accurate - the chocolate and peanut butter, for example, were spot on. The gentleman behind the counter was friendly and patient in explaining the product and the options.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Finest Snow”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

It's not shaved ice, its snow

Thats what u will see on the door.
Snow is like the finest and softest ice

Pros:
1. Many flavors n toppings to choose from
2. Staffs are friendly n accomodating to explain the order process or flavors.
3. Food is really really gooood!

Cons:
1. Limited seating capacity

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Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Super light flavored snow ice”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

For few minutes I didn't know I am having my ice cream. It was so light and I forget to add toppings to get the real taste. It was so fluffy when I got it and after a while it started settling down and finally melting. Obviously an ice cream has to consumed before it changes its state, else you would have to drink it as milk shake :)

Next time I would have to add few toppings to get it little sweeter and add nuts.

Visited December 2012
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Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Large selection, good cold desserts”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The Snow factory has tasty "snow" desserts. They are similar to thin sheets of flavored ice that you eat with a fork; yes, a fork! There is a picture menu; the service is fast and there are tables & chairs inside and outside. The McCully Shopping Center parking lot is usually very busy do be patient when looking for a parking stall.

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Honolulu, HI
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A wonderfully different frozen dessert”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

The iced dessert from Snow Factory is light and refreshing. It's so fine it melts in your mouth. You'd thing it will melt as soon as you get it because it's so fine but it doesn't . You have time to enjoy it. Yummy! The only thing I need to mention that's not a plus is the parking. It can get really busy (located in the Mccully Shopping Center) so finding a place to park is tough. But it's so worth it especially on a hot day. Try it!

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