We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
+1 808-637-4827
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (397 reviews)
“beans” (158 reviews)
“mochi balls” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,094)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,708 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally remodeled since 2009. Seems like they have a better system in place to keep the line moving. However, not impressed with the shave ice anymore....It seemed to freeze immediately and harden. I actually prefer my “Kona Ice” truck back in Willow Glen!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm still not 100% sure what's the hype around shave ice, but to understand it, you need to go all out. It's like a sundae with a twist! Definitely get the beans and mochi, but really you should get the ichiban.

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We come here every time we visit my sister and her family. Outstanding shave ice and very cool gift shop. This is our family's favorite! They also have gift cards you can buy online and Matsumoto's will mail to the recipient. Worth a trip to...More

Thank UNLVLawRebel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here last Saturday around noon time. No line!!! So glad about that. This place can get packed. Ordered rainbow and hubby chose his combinations. The shave ice was fine and retains its flavor. Unlike some shave ice that once you sucked the straw you...More

Thank hazel_travelss
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want to experience the original Shave Ice (in Hawaii anyway), then you you need to visit Matsumoto's Shave Ice. Although the place has been updated since I last visited (it is much more "touristy" now) and it is not the "original" store any...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is known to be President Obama's favorite shave ice place, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. First, the line is very long, no matter what time you get there, but it does go fast. Also, they have a great amount...More

Thank Cari L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do while on Oahu, watching the staff prepare the shave ice and making their creations is pretty cool. Also the finished product tastes pretty good!

Thank VoyageReport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been eating shave ice here from back in the 1970's, So ono (yummy) as we say in Hawaiian. Worth the wait for sure.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here, after shark cage diving, for a treat and they are amazing! The flavors are so rich and the ice cream in the middle tasted homemade. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're exploring the North Shore, you need to come by Matsumoto Shave Ice. Family told me about it before and I didn't try it till a couple of years ago. It's definitely a must have. The fine shaved ice with many flavors to choose...More

Thank Ane H
Nearby Restaurants
Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
1,087 reviews
.24 km away
Kua Aina Sandwich
431 reviews
.22 km away
Teddy's Bigger Burgers Wahiawa
72 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rainbow Bridge
95 reviews
.39 km away
Wys Galleries
13 reviews
.19 km away
Clark Little Gallery
10 reviews
.10 km away
Haleiwa Town Center
15 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from etan92612 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There could possibly be products in the gift shop with peanuts. Shave ice is eaten outside so there shouldn't be any close contact with anyone who could have peanuts on them. Shave ice is just syrup and ice in a bowl.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4827
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing