Matsumoto Shave Ice

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66 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, USA
(808) 637-4827
Matsumoto Shave Ice - Lychee & Honeydew Melon Shave Ice...YUM!!!
Matsumoto Shave Ice - Haleiwa, Hawaii: Matsumoto's Shaved Ice
Matsumoto Shave Ice - Haleiwa, Hawaii: Matsumoto's Shaved Ice
Matsumoto Shave Ice - Haleiwa, Hawaii: Matsumoto's Shaved Ice
Matsumoto Shave Ice - Haleiwa, Hawaii: Matsumoto's Shaved Ice
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Matsumoto Shave Ice - Matsumoto Shave Ice shack off the Kamehameha Hwy in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

Matsumoto Shave Ice Haleiwa Reviews

ellechic ellechic
124 reviews
Colorful shaved ice with unique flavors! Jun 09, 2012
Matsumoto's is famous for their shaved ice. Featured in on food channels and shows, and a popular destination in Haleiwa, this "grocery store" is a mecca for those craving for something cold and sweet.

The line can be long, but it moves fast. Over 30+ flavors to choose from, result in one colorful giant cone of ice!

It is great to look at and refreshing considering Hawaii's constant warm temperatures --- but honestly, I find it too sweet and after eating a third of it, I was ready to quit it.

It is a landmark --- so if sweet, colorful, and refreshing shaved ice is not your thing, at least stop by and check out the walls covered in photos of famous people (dominantly Japanese).
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reikunboy says:
I've seen this on all the Japanese travel shows about Hawaii
Posted on: Aug 27, 2013
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TRE69 TRE69
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Packed Powder on the North Shore! May 02, 2008
A trip to Oahu, Hawaii is NOT complete without a visit to Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa on the North Shore!

This shave ice (like a snow cone) shack just off the Kamehameha Hwy beckons tourists and locals alike when the mercury and humidity rises. Snow cone ice has larger crystals whereas shave ice ice is finer much like fresh fallen packed powder (snow). At Matsumoto Shave Ice Shack, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and/or sweet red beans as the hidden treasure beneath a heaping mound of fresh shaved, flavored ice. Matsumoto's flavor syrups are HOMEMADE and make this sweet treat very yummy. They even have sugar free syrups. You can have up to 3 flavors. And you can add condensed milk to your shave ice too.

I chose 2 flavors...lychee and honeydew melon with vanilla ice cream. Even though it was still morning, the shave ice hits the spot because the heat was definitely creeping up on the island.

So beat the island heat with this cooling sweet treat! But be forewarned...this is a popular place and the line to get a shave ice can run OUT THE DOOR! Parking is available.
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vances says:
Just to be certain...you need to compare Matsumoto to JoJo's Shave ice on Kauai!!!
Posted on: May 29, 2008
o_dog says:
Absolutely delicious!
Posted on: May 29, 2008
arlene0725 says:
Matsumoto was featured on a documentary PBS about ice creams all over the USA!!! I'm planning to visit them next year when I get there. ALOT of famous Japanese stars pictures are on the walls.
Posted on: May 29, 2008

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