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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Waikiki, Island Vintage Shave Ice is your best bet when it comes to this Hawaiian frozen treat. Their little shack is located right outside the Royal Hawaiian Center by the escalators. It's hard to miss the long line leading here. They have set...menus to choose from as well as an option to create your own like most other places. I like the freedom of choosing my flavors and whatever they may be, I always add ice cream and condensed milk. Only here do I add mochi because their version is insanely amazing. It looks like a powdered cloud that's pillow-y soft in texture. Just wow. Flavor wise, count on me to pick anything tropical and here I've had lilikoi and pineapple together as well as lilikoi and yuzu. Yuzu is hands down a must-pick flavor.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a gem! Waited in line a while but worth it! Fresh ingredients. Patiently prepared. So delicious. After a hot day in the sun, this hit the spot. Best on Ohau.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's Spring Break so the streets were very busy and this little stand always had customers waiting for their dessert. It was cash only so all the credit card users were bummed, but we had cash. There are numerous shave ice places around the city...but this stand is one of the best out there since they use real fruit flavoring and it was delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Soooo good! Everyone in the family loved it! Loved how everything was made fresh and had so much flavor.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Excellent shave ice and conveniently located. Went multiple times during our visit. Favorite was Heavenly Lilikoi. Try it! Cash only.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2020

And, it's "Shave" ice, not shaved ice, not snow cone. There's nothing like shave ice on the mainland and it's one of the things we look forward to on trips to Hawaii. Island Vintage has a good location, a half-block up from the beach police...station. And they have a good variety of flavors. Love it!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

It is by far the best Shaved Ice we ever had, lots of choices but the staff is very impersonal and there can be long lines

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

One shave ice can be shared with two people. It was delicious!! This place was one highlight (of many) on this trip. The wood benches in the mall provided a pleasant place to eat it too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

This is a food cart located on sidewalk in front of the Royal Hawaiian shopping center. About 10 dollars for a dessert that included shaved ice and frozen yogurt and mochi pieces and popping boba. One order is enough for 2 people to share. Tasty

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

They use real fruit syrup to flavour the shaved ice not food coloured, full of additives sugar syrup. There are add ons to choose from too. If you can’t have dairy, or even if you can, this is THE place to go. The kiddie size...is even a lot. There are always people lined up there for a good reason.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Naomi C
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Response from Julie M | Reviewed this property |
That's a good question. They use chopped up fruit as toppings and the syrup tasted better than the artificially flavored ones at some of the other shave ice places we tried. I doubt they were organic though.
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  • Yes, Island Vintage Shave Ice offers takeaway services.

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  • Island Vintage Shave Ice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4