Here’s where to find the best shave ice on Oahu

Hard to choose who has the best shave ice in Oahu, everyone here has their own favorite with different kinds of toppings to make that perfect combination. Check out some of your favorites here from different experiences around the island and where to find the best shave ice on Oahu to enjoy. Definitely one of the most popular Hawaiian foods to try in Oahu, look for these favorite shave ice shops around town now!

Where to find the best shave ice on Oahu

Who has the best shave ice in Oahu

Who has the best shave ice in Oahu

You’ll have to drive around the island and not just Honolulu to find the best shave ice from Oahu. Check out these reviews below to get more history from the owners and what makes each place so unique and a must visit spot to try da best shave ice on the island.

North shore favorite at Matsumoto

Started 62 years ago as a grocery store and eventually shave ice was being sold for only 5 cents. This popular institution in Haleiwa always has a line out the door to try different flavors that are their personal favorites. Matsumoto’s twist comes with ice cream on the bottom and azuki beans or condense milk for over the top yummy flavor.

Island Vintage at Ala Moana Center

Island style at a mall you ask for the best shave ice? Island Vintage has the best flavors at the mall and also at the Royal Hawaiian shopping center. Super soft and served in big bowls to scoop out every drop and you’ll be hooked.

Waioloa shave ice in Honolulu

You’re looking for a good spot for shave shave ice with a really fine texture with popular favorites like  lychee, lilikoi with toppings including li hing mui, condense milk, boba pearls, and mochi balls.

Shimazu Shave Ice

Da best shave ice started in Kalihii for over 20 years now and known for its amazing syrup flavors with over 80 syrup flavors that pack a punch. Shave ice here is very fine with enough syrup going to the bottom. Portions are huge here and base syrup is made on site and locally made. Try some of the unusual ones like Red Velvet, Durian or even crème brulee.

The best shave ice in Oahu

All around tour of different shave ice joints

This couple really loves shave ice and they tried all the best. Surprising result is that their favorites are not so well known by visitors to the island

As you can see everyone does have their own favorites and better yet it’s all good, maybe you should just go out and try your own tasting to find Who has the best shave ice in Oahu.

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