Shave Ice: Make it a double
By Kathy Chin Leong
It’s The Favorite sweet treat of the islands, and next time you go to Oahu, be sure to get your share of shave ice. True fans will eat shave ice, not once, but several times a day.
Here’s where to go:
Nobu Waikiki Restaurant : www.nobu.com 808/237-6999
Bartender Jed Inductivo makes a mean shave ice martini. This is for mom and dad only. Go to the Waikiki Parc Hotel at 233 Helumoa Rd. Honolulu.
Tsukiji Fish Market and Restaurant: www.tsukijifishmarket.com . Count on shave ice availability at the buffet for lunch or dinner. Visit this place at the Ala Moana Center, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu.
Waiola Store : www.waiola.com 808/949-2269
Owner Jerry Lee is the friendly face behind this infamous shave ice where the ice is shaved to a fine powder consistency. Drive to 2135 Waiola Street, Honolulu.
Ice Garden – 808/488-5154
Found in the town of Aeia, at Ice Garden, the two Chinese owners are sisters who do not speak much English at all. Here you will find the most unusual toppings such as oatmeal and flan. Addy: 99-080 Kauhale St.
M. Matsumoto Store: www.matsumotostore.com 808-637-4827
Owner Stan Matsumoto loves to see folks enjoying his shave ice from homemade syrups. It’s worth coming up to North Shore. Be willing to wait in line. Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa.
Aoki’s Shave Ice: www.aokis.com 808/637-7017
Owner Cathy Aoki says she is the fourth generation of Aoki who has sold shave ice in Hawaii. Theirs is the little cranberry red shack in the middle of Haliewa. Address: 66-117 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa.
Kathy Chin Leong can't wait to get her next shave ice fix in Hawaii.
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