Beat the heat with a delicious, customizable shave ice – a popular Hawaiian treat. With so many great spots to choose from around O’ahu, why not sample them all?
1. Matsumoto Shave Ice.
Matsumoto Shave Ice is an essential part of O’ahu’s landscape and has become a symbol of shave ice in Hawai’i. It started as a grocery store in 1951 and has since become a beloved business, with over 1000 shave ice being served daily. If you’re in the mood for a traditional taste like vanilla, strawberry, and banana, or you want to be daring and try something like coconut cream or li hing mui, Matsumoto Shave Ice will surely please your sweet tooth.
Open daily from 9 a.M. To 6:30 p.M., Matsumoto Shave Ice is located at 66-111 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 605 in Haleʻiwa, and can be reached by phone at (808) 637-4827.
2. Waiola Shave Ice.
No matter the weather, people wait in line at Waiola Shave Ice, at either of its locations. Famous for its fluffy ice and a range of flavors and toppings spread across five menu boards, Waiola has the admiration of locals and travelers. With so many options, it can be tough to decide – but don’t worry, Waiola Shave Ice offers pre-crafted combinations that will tantalize your taste buds. Please note that only cash payments are accepted.
Open between 12 p.M. And 6 p.M. Every day, 2135 Waiola St., Honolulu, (808) 949-2269; 11 a.M. And 5:30 p.M. Monday to Thursday and 11 a.M. Until 6 p.M. Friday to Sunday, 3113 Mokihana St., Honolulu, (808) 735-8886
3. Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
At Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, you can always find real fruit and locally-made ice cream on the menu. Uncle Clay’s shave ice is something that you mustn’t miss, as it looks great and is made with love. The smallest shave ice costs $2.25 and the largest, ‘The Ultimate’, is a big combination with plenty of toppings, enough to share with your friends, and it costs $11. Situated in ʻĀina Haina Shopping Center, Uncle Clay’s is just a 20-minute drive away from Honolulu’s city centre.
The store House of Pure Aloha is open from 12pm to 6pm every day, located at 820 W. Hind Dr., Suite 116, in the ʻĀina Haina Shopping Center in Honolulu. Contact number: 808) 373-5111
4. Island Vintage Shave Ice
If you’re searching for a delicious shave ice experience with fresh fruit toppings, Island Vintage Shave Ice has you sorted. With heavenly Lilikoʻi, Coconut Island and Green Island combinations, you can enjoy a smooth and fluffy shave ice, ranging in price from $5.95 for mini sizes to $8.95 for larger servings. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical location of Island Vintage Shave Ice is closed, but take out orders are still available.)
The Island Vintage Coffee kiosk at 2201 Kalākaua Ave. In Honolulu is open from 10:00am to 11:00pm daily. For more information, call (808) 926-5662.
5. Shimazu Shave Ice
Hidden beside a popular spot in Hawai’i, Rainbow Drive-In, Shimazu Shave Ice is a place to visit when you’re on Oʻahu. Delicious flavors such as peaches ‘n’ creme, green milk tea royale and durian are offered. A small size is huge, so make sure to come with an empty stomach to savor this local delicacy. Note that payments are only accepted in cash.
The hours of operation at 3111 Castle St. In Honolulu are 10 AM to 7 PM daily.
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By: Travel Pixy