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Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Hwy. Send to Phone
808-637-4827 | Menu
Nestled on Oahu's North Shore is one of the oldest and most famous shave ice spots.
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Matsumoto Shave Ice Restaurant Review

: One of the first things tourists do on the North Shore is look for the world-famous Matsumoto Shave Ice, which has been around for six decades. At peak hours, the line for shave ice goes out the door and down the street, so make sure you go early and avoid weekends if possible. The ice is fine and packed in uniform mounds for a very photogenic product, particularly the Rainbow combo. While they offer many of the popular flavors that other shave ice spots have, we like the island flavors like guava and lilikoi (passion fruit), which taste like they were made with actual fruit. For a small extra charge, consider getting your shave ice with sweet adzuki beans or vanilla ice cream on the bottom or a condensed milk drizzle over the top.

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