Matsumoto Shave Ice

Ice Cream Shop, Dessert Shop, and Snack Place
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Hale‘iwa, HI 96712, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Matsumoto Shave Ice - North Shore , Hawaii famous Shave Ice form Matsumoto Store


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  • ice cream
  • lilikoi
  • holder
  • shaved ice
  • large hawaiian
  • snow cones
  • green tea
  • trendy
  • condensed milk
  • coconut
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • beans
  • good for groups
  • fruit
  • famous chefs
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  • Bravo

    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

    Bravo · November 11, 2010
  • Queen B.

    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...

    Queen B!!! · September 15, 2011
  • Food & Wine

    There's usually a line out the door at this North Shore institution for its shave ice, the local version of a snow cone.

    Food & Wine · April 26, 2011
  • Wendy B.

    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!

    Wendy Bauman · September 21, 2010
  • ToryBurch

    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.

    ToryBurch · June 20, 2013
  • Nicole K.

    it's kind of a tradition. the line is usually super long. it's kind of a staple in haleiwa. so many tourists nowdays.

    Nicole Kato · May 30, 2010
  • Nicole M.

    Line is long, but they've got it down, goes by so fast! GET A CONE thingy. It will fall apart on you!

    Nicole M · October 1, 2011
  • Michael T.

    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!

    Michael Tchou · August 28, 2014
  • Sunny  =)

    Da best on the north shore!! =)

    Sunny =) · June 19, 2012
  • Kristine R.

    There was no line at 10:30 am. Shortly after that the little tourist company vans started dropping off their groups.

    Kristine R · September 28, 2010
  • Allison N.

    Def get the shave ice with ice cream..makes it sooooooo much better..

    Allison Nunez · September 4, 2010
  • Toshi A.

    If you like cats, go there late afternoon or evening. Tens of cats are there for dinner at the back of the store.

    Toshi Aizawa · March 12, 2010
  • Jake C.

    No tiger's blood flavor?! Shame...

    Jake Cochran · August 2, 2013
  • Bethany G.

    Try the pickled mango and sour Li hing Mui ... A little tart yet sweet at the same time

    Bethany Goodrich · April 12, 2013
  • Laura K.

    If it's your first time, get the sweet beans and ice cream.

    Laura Kreitzer · February 23, 2012
  • Greg J.

    Make sure you get it with ice cream and condensed milk. Thank me later.

    Greg Johnson · January 4, 2012
  • Beth A.

    Lines move quickly, dont be scared off! And invest in the holder if you can, its messy!

    Beth Awalt · October 31, 2011
  • Nancy

    Aloha general store down the street is much better with less tourists!

    Nancy · April 25, 2011
  • Christian

    Don't wait till late! They close at 6pm. Otherwise try anything. =)

    Christian · August 25, 2010
  • KippFu

    I like frozen water.

    KippFu · August 14, 2010
  • Jodie R.

    OMG Amazing shaved ice!!!

    Jodie R · August 4, 2010
  • Justin C.

    Get your shave ice here... The other places are not as good.

    Justin Couto · July 13, 2010
  • Laurie B.

    Ono shave ice w/ ice cream and azuki beans!

    Laurie Bagayas · January 26, 2010
  • Rechenna L.

    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 :)

    Rechenna Lo · March 26, 2014
  • E A.

    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.

    E A · September 16, 2013
  • Jill

    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!

    Jill · September 2, 2013
  • Celia L.

    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.

    Celia Lau · May 28, 2013
  • Tracy B.

    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

    Tracy Busch · July 6, 2012
  • Vyoma

    Great shave ice, try pina colada and mango combination

    Vyoma · November 26, 2011
  • Kameron K.

    Best place to get shaved ice! Try the awesome hard to get flavors like lychee and lilikoi

    Kameron K · October 4, 2011
  • Heather

    Not impressed. The pineapple was blue and tasted nothing like pineapple. Best shave ice I've had is in Kihei, on Maui.

    Heather · October 2, 2011
  • Brandon K.

    No line around 11:30 on a Friday. Matsumoto (Pineapple, Lemon, Coconut) flavor is excellent. Get a holder and hold off on the beans :)

    Brandon Knowles · August 19, 2011
  • Napua

    Li hing mui + lilikoi + coconut. #onoONOono

    Napua · June 10, 2011
  • Bryan M.

    Skip the beans. Unless you like beans in your shaved ice.

    Bryan Menell · September 20, 2010
  • Kat V.

    Get it with condense milk and ice cream. Also, the holder(avoids mess) or you will end up throwing half of it away.

    Kat Visa · August 6, 2010
  • Chris P.

    A wait that's more than worth it!

    Chris Pace · January 5, 2010
  • Malia H.

    Make sure you get condensed milk

    Malia H · 3 days ago
  • Malia H.

    Newly renovated

    Malia H · 3 days ago
  • Curtis S.

    Green tea flavor + condensed milk is delicious.

    Curtis Shoung · 1 week ago
  • Ting T.

    Deliciously colorful sugary ice concoction.

    Ting Tsai · 1 week ago
  • Amy K.

    The shave ice is smooth

    Amy K · 3 weeks ago
  • Rob C.

    Try everything once. How often are you here?

    Rob Cheek · January 18
  • Valerie L.

    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.

    Valerie Le · January 11
  • N L.

    Good shaved ice

    N L · November 25, 2014
  • Ryan K.

    Green tea special is awesome!

    Ryan Kim · November 12, 2014
  • linh l.

    A delicious treat! Read more

    linh le · October 23, 2014
  • Jeremia S.

    Worth the line as they are masters of the shave ice treat.

    Jeremia Schrock · October 15, 2014
  • kingwolf

    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)

    kingwolf · June 26, 2012
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    Masato Fukai · December 17, 2014
  • Ray G.

    No kooks brah

    Ray G · November 24, 2014