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Waiola Shave Ice

2135 Waiola St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2747
+1 808-949-2269
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“azuki beans” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (35 reviews)
“mochi balls” (8 reviews)
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2135 Waiola St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2747
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Local friends took me here and I must say it was delectable. A dizzying array of options, so take your time when ordering. The azuki beans were an especially nice touch. Check it out for the off the beaten path neighborhood as well.

Thank vlblv
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I lived around the corner from this place about 35 years ago, so it was a regular Sunday stop for my wife and I back in the day. Parking was difficult back then, so we always walked, or double-parked. We haven't had occasion to come...More

Thank Shaka_Frank
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The shaved ice is light and fluffy. It's a nice treat on a hot day. The service, though, was not so great. They were unfriendly and looked and acted like they wanted to be somewhere else. The establishment itself could also be cleaner. Parking is...More

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Be careful with your expectations with this place. It was too hyped up. Also it didn't help that we had Matsumoto's the day before.

Thank SojournerDrew
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a Shaved Ice at Waiola Shave Ice on a really Hot Oct afternoon. Very good product, with a number of choices to choose from. Parking is tight so be forewarned prior to going. Worth the trip and parking hassle though.

Thank Thx1138Molly
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was the lightest, fluffiest, delish shave ice! Of course I went with the Obama special combo. I liked that you could get a small size! These are usually huge and I hate wasting it at the end. This was great...a small was just enough!...More

Thank nu2tech
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I honestly don't understand how the ratings for this place can be so high. When we were here in june, the staff was not super friendly and the shave ice was the worst of the 6 or so places we went on the island. I...More

Thank Sarah3260
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This stand has been established since 1940 and is located in downtown Honolulu. There are lots of variations of the ice including custard , mocha , sundae and plain . There are lots of favors at a very fair price . The parking is located...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I wanted to eat hear as I heard about it from others. It is difficult to find parking as there isn't much and they are usually pretty crowded. I got the Sundae version which had chocolate syrup on it, which I liked. Without the syrup...More

Thank fligster
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I always get lost in the residential neighborhood that surrounds Waiola Shave Ice, until I noticed on this trip that it is located on Waiola St which intersects with McCully. Duh!! This continues to be one if the best shave ice stands in Hawaii. Just...More

Thank wanderingel
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2135 Waiola St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2747
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-949-2269
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