Matsumoto Shave Ice - North Shore , Hawaii famous Shave Ice form Matsumoto Store
Colorful varieties of flavors and colors of shaved ice, hurry to finish before it melts, the portions are huge. -Heather Hurlbert, Top Chef Just Desserts
they're good...but overrated and lines too long. kids working there are sassy. nothing better than waiting inn a long hot dusty line to be greeted by a sassy kid taking ur money...
There's usually a line out the door at this North Shore institution for its shave ice, the local version of a snow cone.
Get a Large with ice cream and beans, and make sure to get a holder. To get the full expierence add the condensed milk to the top....yummy!
Syrup poured over shaved ice is the house specialty. Try the Hawaiian — a tropical mix of pineapple, coconut and banana. Just like a Snow Cone, but better.
it's kind of a tradition. the line is usually super long. it's kind of a staple in haleiwa. so many tourists nowdays.
Line is long, but they've got it down, goes by so fast! GET A CONE thingy. It will fall apart on you!
Da best on the north shore!! =)
There was no line at 10:30 am. Shortly after that the little tourist company vans started dropping off their groups.
If you like cats, go there late afternoon or evening. Tens of cats are there for dinner at the back of the store.
No tiger's blood flavor?! Shame...
If it's your first time, get the sweet beans and ice cream.
Make sure you get it with ice cream and condensed milk. Thank me later.
Lines move quickly, dont be scared off! And invest in the holder if you can, its messy!
Def get the shave ice with ice cream..makes it sooooooo much better..
Don't wait till late! They close at 6pm. Otherwise try anything. =)
I like frozen water.
OMG Amazing shaved ice!!!
Get your shave ice here... The other places are not as good.
Ono shave ice w/ ice cream and azuki beans!
If you have no idea how a shave ice would taste like, you'd think this place is fantastic. I had a better one in Lihaina, Maui. Matsumoto is all just sugar and ice. Can't taste the flavor! Overrated.
Shave Ice not as fine as I'm used too..employees very unfriendly..lines to long..the shave ice was good but I've had better..this place is very overrated!
Skip the long lines and go to Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha! HOPA = genuine hospitality, powdery ice, and fresh fruit flavors vs. Matsumoto's long lines, chunky ice, and syrupy sweet flavors.
Try the pickled mango and sour Li hing Mui ... A little tart yet sweet at the same time
I heard nothing but good things but I must say I was disappointed. None of my flavors tasted like anything but vanilla and sugar. And if you do decide to go, avoid the beans
Great shave ice, try pina colada and mango combination
Best place to get shaved ice! Try the awesome hard to get flavors like lychee and lilikoi
Not impressed. The pineapple was blue and tasted nothing like pineapple. Best shave ice I've had is in Kihei, on Maui.
No line around 11:30 on a Friday. Matsumoto (Pineapple, Lemon, Coconut) flavor is excellent. Get a holder and hold off on the beans :)
Li hing mui + lilikoi + coconut. #onoONOono
Aloha general store down the street is much better with less tourists!
Skip the beans. Unless you like beans in your shaved ice.
Get it with condense milk and ice cream. Also, the holder(avoids mess) or you will end up throwing half of it away.
A wait that's more than worth it!
Why change the recipe on the li hing mui syrup? So sweet tastes almost like strawberry.... not ono! taste junk
Best shaved ice in Oahu..
The t shirts are sweet, but None of my shave ice was. I mostly tasted food coloring
A little overrated, we had better at shaved ice trucks nearby.
Tropical!!!! With ice cream
The holder is a must! No way to eat it without the holder (unless you want half to hit the ground and your hands to be sticky!). Also, prices are really reasonable :-)
Get the cup holder when ordering... Worth the 30 cents. Anything that leaks over the edge gets caught in the cup holder. And you get to eat at the end lol
If it's your first time, go all out and get the ice cream and condensed milk! Yuuuum!
The Shave Ice is Awesome! A must stop in the North Shore !
The line isn't ALWAYS long and it moves fast!
Get the green tea special.
Come early and you won't have to stand in line for half an hour ;-)
There are no bathrooms.... Almost block and a half to bathroom
North Shore界隈で有名なShave Ice shop(かき氷屋)です。すごいボリュームのかき氷に色んな味のあま～いシロップをかける…個人的にはあまり得意ではないですがアメリカ人はこういったの好きなんだろうな…って感じです。1回はトライしてみる価値はあるかと思います。が常に行列で混んでます。写真では休憩中？のポリスマン達もかき氷買うために並んでいます(笑)
Green tea Special は日本人にかなりオススメです！！ 宇治金時好きはゼヒ！！