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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing shaved ice here right on Waikiki. Usually always has a line, but so worth it. Highly recommend checking this out for very delicious shaved ice.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this is a mall kiosk and probably cheesy and overpriced, but the shave ice we had here was really, really good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good size and flavorful. I liked the popping boba and chewy mochi it goes along with it I think I got the rainbow one and baby got a create your own. Made fresh and fast, u order through a device, cashless, then wait a bit,...always a line but fast-moving, worth it on a hot day, we stopped by before riding the trolleyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Normally I don’t find time to review things on trip advisor but this place is a must visit in a hot day. They raise shave ice to an art form here using natural ingredients.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

If you’re used to $2 “snow cone” shaved ice, this is not it! They have really unique combinations with ice cream, fresh fruit and shave ice. Delicious! Seems to have shorter lines during the day.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022

Excellent shave ice, we visited the storefront instead of the kiosk because there wasn’t a line at the storefront.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022

great flavors, texture, love the toppings. this place is a must visit if you are on island. yessahhhh!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Our favorite shave ice of the trip! Aside being pretty it also tasted great. A little more money than some of them but worth it. We arrived between lunch and dinner and missed the rush. People started flowing in right after we ordered. It is...a cute little hut that you might miss if you weren't looking. We tried the signature flavors - heavenly lilikoi (strawberry, lilikoi with mochi and lychee boba, vanilla ice cream, condensed milk) and pink island (strawberry, lychee mint, mochi, lychee boba, vanilla ice cream, condensed milk). My favorite flavors are lychee and lilikoi and these really hit the nail on the head. The mochi had a nice texture and the lychee popping boba were fun to eat. Ice cream in the middle and condensed milk drizzle made it nice and creamy. The size was big too, struggled to finish. The syrup was consistent throughout, no plain ice in the center. We sat on a bench nearby to eat.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 22 December 2021

This was my first time trying this shave ice and it won’t be my last. It is now my new favorite and IMO the best shave ice I’ve had in Hawaii. The combination of shave ice, ice cream, sweetened condensed milk, and fruit makes it...more a dessert instead of a “snow cone” treat. Come early so that you don’t wait and bring your credit card to pay. They currently don’t take cash.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 December 2021

Waiting almost 30 minutes for decent but not amazing and incredibly expensive shaved ice is not something I would recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Naomi C
28 September 2019|
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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.

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