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Island Snow

130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
+1 808-263-6339
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (69 reviews)
“syrup flavors” (5 reviews)
“hawaiian ice” (4 reviews)
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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am certain there are better places to get shave ice than this establishment. I thought my shave ice was OK, but nothing more. Got the natural pineapple flavor. The flavor was so-so, but what was the most disappointing was that two thirds of the...More

Thank zevcat2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read in an article that Barack Obama has visited this place for shave ice with Choo Choo Cherry, Da Kine Lemon Lime and Guava so I visited and tried the same. It was a tasty combination. No lines either.

1  Thank chukarhead
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I got a small shave ice here that was big enough to serve and you can get with up to three tasty, fresh flavor. Until, I saw them make the shave ice, I did not realize how labor intensive it was.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This goes way above and beyond your typical snow cone, they aren't even in the same ballpark. You need to get the "Snowcap Topping" and they will put sweeten condensed milk on top of it, SO YUMMY! I'm not sure what the wedding cake flavor...More

Thank kpetee
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Sorry, I wasn't impressed. Nice employees, but nothing special about the shave ice. Ok for a cool treat on a hot day, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We stopped by here on our scooters after a long day of riding, so good after a hot day. came here because it is Obama's favorite and its pretty good! Thanks Obama!

Thank HyrumGray
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We stopped in after spending the afternoon at the beach down the street. The line was not too bad and the 3 young men behind the counter were top notch and worked quickly and were very attentive to our family of 6 and making sure...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

This was only my second experience with shave ice - the first being Matsumotos in Haleiwa. One thing I really liked was that they had a separate selection of natural syrups (so not electric coloured and artificial!), which I was looking for. Very tasty. What...More

Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very good product, they have natural flavors to pick from, which I picked strawberry. It was very good. The line was long and I waited about 20 minutes. Not very efficient in getting their customers out the door. I agree with he other reviews that...More

Thank fradLeechburg
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We stay in Kailua 2-3 times every year and Island Snow is the best shave ice joint on the island by far. Many flavors and combinations and they pack the shave ice so it won't fall apart. Here's a tip, get the icing glaze on...More

Thank DaveTurlock_ca
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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