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Island Snow

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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
+1 808-263-6339
10:00 - 19:00
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On a hot day, if it's Shave Ice you are looking for, this is the place to go. The photos show the Obama family attending for their Shave Ice. Mmmm ... love ice cream in the bottom & topping with Coconut & Kona Coffee.

Thank Kathy S
San Diego, CA
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shave ice, up to 3 flavors per cone, they include ice cream on the bottom at no additional charge. They have a ton of flavors. Friendly service. There can definitely be a line, they are so good. They close at 6pm, which some days has been early for us, but they got a life too!

Thank bossings
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The best shaved ice experience I've ever had. 100 times better than the snow cones you get at the fair. The flavors were amazing with a great variety. You can even get ice cream in your shaved ice! So so good!

Thank shanny027
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186 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Unlimited flavors and they put a scoop of ice cream on the bottom! Photos of Obama in the shop enjoying their shave ice. very cool.

Thank HomeRentalPro
Omaha, Nebraska
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Hey it's JUST shaved ice, but you GOTTA visit Island Snow and try one of the hundreds of flavors you can make. Go with the vanilla ice cream at the bottom!

Thank padavis2
London, Arkansas, United States
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

A treat of shave ice is a must when visiting the islands. You can choose up to three flavors, additional flavors are extra. I had a scoop of ice cream in the bottom of mine and chose coffee, wedding cake, and pineapple. The mix of flavors was amazing. The place was really busy when we were there, the line was... More 

Thank Tammy W
Lynnwood, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Get the mac nut ice cream and snow cap. Cheap treat to cool off. I don't need to say any more. Why this site requires 100 characters is beyond me.

Thank Jeanette K
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to the beach and decided to grab a snack, this shave ice was one of the best we have had in the island, flavors were great and friendly staff. Highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area!

Thank tammyt80
Kailua, Hawaii
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place across from the beach. Highly recommend island snow on a hot day. Definitely lots of fun for the children.

Thank celticfcmad
Portland, Oregon
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

With more flavors than Baskin and Robbins ice cream, Island Snow's shaved ice is a local institution as well as a favorite of President Obama. Here's the inside "scoop" to ordering like a local... First choose what size cup you want and pay for your order. Here's where you go big or go home with additions like macadamia nut ice... More 

Thank ZenDark30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-6339

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?