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1. Shimazu Store330 N School St., Honolulu
2. Your Kitchen1423 10th Ave, Honolulu
3. Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe1430 Kona St #102, Honolulu
4. Monsarrat Shave Ice3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu
5. City Café1518 Makaloa St # F, Honolulu
6. Ireh Restaurant911 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu
7. Ice Forest202 Merchant St, Honolulu
8. Lemona Hawaii421 Lewers St, Honolulu
9. Jung Shave Ice1738 S King St, Honolulu
10. Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha820 W Hind Dr #116, Honolulu
Shimazu Store is a small place with big shaved ice game. It serves 50 water-and cream-based syrups. Try the crème brulee or chocolate cream pie.
Palolo’s Your Kitchen is a cash-only, take-out joint that specializes in Japanese fare and shaved ice. A tiny kitchen creates big, aromatic flavors, particularly in the beloved pork bowl, which has soft, braised pork belly and a panko-coated soft-boiled egg. You’ll want to slurp up some shaved ice while you wait for your food; Your Kitchen has homemade syrups like haupia, mango, green tea, and passion fruit to flavor your portable mound of finely shaved ice. You’ll be wishing you could whip up these sweet and savory bites in your own kitchen.
Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe gives those with a sweet tooth plenty of unique options. The items available include such treats as the Tropical Trio (mango, papaya, and coconut) and Uji Kintoki (green tea syrup topped with homemade mochi and azuki, ice cream, and condensed milk).
Monsarrat Shave Ice is becoming a staple because of its organic, fresh-fruit syrups. They also top off their tasty treats with fresh fruit. Get there early if you want your favorite flavor!
City Cafe is a great stop for a quick sandwich and some bubble tea. But, even better is there shaved ice, which guests can top with their choice of topping: tapioca pearls, taro, coffee jelly, coconut jelly, coconut tapioca. azuki beans, etc.
Ireh Restaurant serves great Korean food, but its specialty is its shaved ice. Only two flavors grace the menu, patbingsu or coffee, but both are delicious.
You can find this great Taiwanese-style shave ice establishment in the back of a convenience store. Don't let the storefront fool you, it's some of the best shave ice in the city. Try anything with custard.
This place is known for their shave ice mixed with local Meyer lemons. Try whatever is on seasonal special, or the matcha green tea.
This hole in the wall shaved ice joint is one of the best in the city. Try the lilikoi or lychee in an extra-large for just three dollars.