Reader Poll: Where’s the Best Shave Ice on O‘ahu?

Every one is different. So which shop makes your favorite?


Shimazu Store Shave Ice Courtesy Hawaiis Favorite Kitchens

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i’s Favorite Kitchens


Shave ice, every one is different. Do you look for the finest ice? House-made syrups and mochi balls? Or the place with the best memories from small-kid time?


When we published a staff roundup of our favorite shave ice spots on O‘ahu, two things happened: The post became sticky, continuing to appear among our most-viewed articles. And on Instagram, it drew 114 comments, including suggestions for 17 more places not on our combined list.


Making Fresh Shave Ice


Some of the suggestions are legendary, while others are for tiny favorites, including two shave ice trucks, a swap meet stall and a counter in a surf apparel shop. Each has fans ardent enough to want to tell us about them.


So which ones are your favorites, O‘ahu? Choose from the 26 below or write in your vote. You have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 18 HST to tell us your choice. Then check back next Tuesday when we publish the results.



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