Shaved Ice! Yumm!!! One of my daughter's favorite treats from Hawai'i. It never failed. Every time we would go up to Hale'iwa in North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, my daughter Bella would beg us to take her here. During our time in Hawaii we went to several places to eat shaved ice but nothing compared to Matsumoto. They are AMAZING! Whether you get just a regular shaved ice one or one with ice cream, you will never regret it and always come back for more. It's definitely worth the wait and the long line.
At first my husband and I avoided going to Matsumoto cause of the long line and would go to another one down the street to San Lorenzo's Shave Ice. Now don't get me wrong, San Lorenzo will be placed second on my list of Shave Ice must haves but Matsumoto is first place. One day my husband and I decided to see what all the fuss was about it well it was worth the long wait in line. This shaved ice is so soft and delicious. Like it's perfect. It's like a little piece of heaven on Earth. Now there's ways of going and avoiding the long lines and waiting times. If you want to go one day and avoid all the tourist, the crowds, the lines, and everything else then the best time to go is during the week when everyone is working or in school. You will literally be in and out in less then 10 minutes. That's how we used to do it and I didn't have to keep hearing the kiddos getting inpatient about not having their shaved ice yet.
Matsumoto is located in Hale'iwa, Hawaii in this new little area of shops. There's a nice size parking lot in the back and restrooms near by. It's right across the street from Hale'iwa Bowls (more about Hale'iwa bowls-The best acai bowls- in my other blog post. Click here. ) and between Island Vintage Coffee Company and Global Creations & Interiors (map below).
So if you're ever spending a day at Hale'iwa, which I highly recommend to do, you should definitely stop by here to cool off and enjoy a sweet treat. The prices are pretty descent and definitely worth it. On your way out don't forget to stop by their souvenir gift shop and grab a little something to always remember this amazing treat.
Feel free to comment below with your favorite flavors and/or experience. If you know of another awesome shaved ice place feel free to comment below as well. Don't forget to Pin to keep and share with your friends and family.
My favorite flavors are: Rainbow, Pineapple and Coconut, Lychee, Li Hing Mui, Watermelon, Strawberry, Lilikoi and any of these flavors with ice cream added to it. It tastes amazing with ice cream too.
Matsumoto Shave Ice Hawaii
66-111 Kamehameha HWY Suite #605
Haleiwa, HI 96712
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