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!
For those who don't know, shave ice is a much finer shave than the traditional sno-cone you get in the mainland. Recommend it served over ice cream. Vanilla mixes well with a lot of flavors!
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.
Def get the shave ice with ice cream..makes it sooooooo much better..
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...
Try the pickled mango and sour Li hing Mui ... A little tart yet sweet at the same time
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!
Aloha general store down the street is much better with less tourists!
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!
Definitely invest in the plastic holder. It's 0.30 cents, but it's worth it. It does get messy and if you get a combination, you can even use the holder to mix it around :)
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.
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
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!
Make sure you get condensed milk
Green tea flavor + condensed milk is delicious.
Deliciously colorful sugary ice concoction.
The shave ice is smooth
Try everything once. How often are you here?
The green tea, lilikoi, and guava flavors were all good. Add condensed milk and red beans! The line was super long but it moves by quick.
Good shaved ice
Green tea special is awesome!
Worth the line as they are masters of the shave ice treat.
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)
No kooks brah