Essential Eats: 26 Boba Shops Around O‘ahu

The ultimate resource when that bubble tea craving hits.


It’s only May but it already feels like July. There’s no better way to keep cool than with boba.


From milk teas and fruit teas to loaded smoothies, these bubble tea shops are all doing takeout.


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Bee & Tea, Kailua

Cloud Nine Cafe, Kapahulu

ChaTea, Ala Moana

Cheese Tea, Ala Moana

Coffee or Tea, various locations

Cowcow’s Tea, Kaimukī

Dragon Tea, Liliha

Fortune Tea, Downtown

Hana Tea, Dillingham

It’s Tea, Kaka‘ako

Milky Way Hawaii Ice, Kaka‘ako

Momo Tea, Kaka‘ako

Mr. Tea, Kaka‘ako

NIO Snow Ice, Kaka‘ako

QQ Tea House, University

Rabbit Rabbit Tea Hawaii, ‘Aiea

S7-Icy Bubble, various locations

Shaka Shaka Tea Express, various locations

Sharetea, Kahala

Taste Tea, various locations

Tea Home, various locations

Tea Time Taiwan, various locations

Teapresso Bar, various locations

Thang’s French Coffee and Bubble Tea, various locations

Top Tea + Espresso, Liliha

Wave Tea, Kaka‘ako


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