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Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the ice cream in the bottom! Delicious just delicious. Coconut was my favorite but the other flavors were great too!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

We were not impressed. Nothing special with the shave ice. The ice cream is at the bottom of a deep cup so you don’t eat that until the end. Most we have tried you could scoop it into your shave ice.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021

Famous Shave Ice and if you visit you will see why! Do not miss! I love getting different local favorites with the Snow Cap.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021

The scoop of vanilla in the bottom was a new experience for me. The shave ice was great to cool you off. Be prepared to wait in line. It was worth the wait!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

We might have visited this place more than once. You can get ice cream on the bottom and sweetened condensed milk over the top. Lots of flavor choices.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

We've had shave ice a lot of other places on the island, but Island Snow beats them! The texture was perfect and the flavor combinations were endless and I loved the added extra of macadamia nut ice cream in the bottom.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Island Snow is a must visit while in Kailua! My family and I loved picking out our own flavors. A yummy treat after the beach!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Try all of the local flavors, they are amazing! After a hot day on the beach, it is worth the very short walk to this place. It is a cool surf store too

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 February 2020

Island Snow was the first shave ice we ever had, and we were not disappointed. You will be hard pressed to do better. They are a little off the beaten path, but well worth it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

I should have! Get the natural flavors (which cost $1 more) unless you like candy sweetness. Nothing wrong with candy just make your own informed decision.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Jack D
9 July 2018|
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Response from DaveTurlock_ca | Reviewed this property |
Donna, the above answer makes the most sense to me, contact Island Snow, Remember that Island snow has a pretty good location, ie, good parking, close to the ocean and beach and a good strip mall with a top pizza parlor... More
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Yes, Island Snow offers takeaway services.

Island Snow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4