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Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
+1 808-637-4827
09:00 - 18:00
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Seattle, Washington
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is yet another place my co-worker insisted I go and my husband and I made sure to go a few times; it was so good! We shared our first one with beans, ice cream, coconut, pineapple, coconut cream and condensed milk and it was to die for!! We got the same thing each time we went back! Definitely a... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Henderson, Nevada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I make a point to have lots of shave ice when we are on the islands. We try some everywhere; fairs, street vendors, beachside bars, etc. But none are as good as nor as inexpensive as Matusomoto's. Yes, there is a line almost whenever you go, but it moves fast. A couple of years ago, we came... More 

Thank jnewmanhr
Mesa, Arizona
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't be intimidated by the long line, as it moves very quickly. This was my first visit and a friend recommended that I try the shaved ice with ice cream inside and sweetened condensed milk on top. I would definitely leave off the milk next time, as it overwhelmed the flavor of the shaved ice. They have the ordering and... More 

Thank Debbie L
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

OK so I've been going to Matsumoto since I was a kid and it holds a lot of sentimental value for me. Now, as a wife and mom, I take my own family here each time we are on island. I can't lie, though...the shave ice isn't that great. It's not TERRIBLE, but we've had so much better. The reason... More 

Thank DVCfamily16
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The line moves quickly, but if you go after 1 or 2 pm the line can be 45+ minutes. Service is great.

Thank TexasMike459
Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great cheap treat. I do recommend getting the Sweetened condensed milk on top! So many options to choose from. The only downfall is that many of the stores near by do not allow them inside so plan to find a bench to enjoy your treat!

Thank M0reTravelPlease
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area I would definitely stop by for a shaved ice. It's quite refreshing and they have lots of flavors to choose from. The prices are also very reasonable for being shaved ice.

Thank hungryhipp0s4
Cleveland, Ohio
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about where to eat on Oahu, I figured I had to try Matsumoto. There was a long line, though it moved quickly. Overall, it is a nice place to get a shave ice and they have tons of flavors to choose from. It was good, but I don't know if it was the best ever. It is still... More 

Thank Stacy_247
Grants Pass, OR
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Touristy place to go for shaved ice, but definitely not the best. I thought all the flavors tasted the same and the ice/water didn't have a "clean" taste. I recommend getting this at least once, but then try others!

Thank CareyofGrantsPass
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best shave ice! Long line but only about 15 minute wait. I like mine with Azuki (red) beans and vanilla ice cream. I've never had a better one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?