About Realm of Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice in Honolulu has been serving Waiola’s signature shaved ice since the mid-1940s, building a loyal customer base for over 70 years. Waiola’s menu offers an array of delicious toppings and goodies, allowing you to take your treat to the next level. You can customize your shave ice with everything from condensed milk to mochi balls, creating a personalized and delectable experience every time you visit Waiola’s.


The Best Flavor

Waiola Shave Ice store has become a popular destination for those seeking delectable flavors and a truly unique taste experience. Among Waiola Shave Ice’s many offerings, there are a few flavors that have truly captured the hearts and taste buds of its customers, making them Waiola Shave Ice’s top sellers. What sets Waiola Shave Ice’s best-selling flavors apart is the expert combination of syrups, toppings, and other ingredients that create a truly unforgettable taste experience.

Azuki bowl with a milk-flavor

The Azuki bowl with a milk flavor is a mouth-watering dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. This delicious treat features a base of warm, creamy azuki beans, which are cooked to perfection and infused with a hint of sweetness. Topped with a generous serving of chilled milk-flavored ice cream, the Azuki bowl is a perfect balance of warm and cool, sweet and creamy. The smooth and velvety ice cream perfectly complements the richness of the azuki beans, creating a truly decadent flavor experience.

Rainbow Flavors

The Ice Cream Bowl with rainbow flavors is a colorful and fun dessert that is perfect for anyone looking to indulge their sweet tooth. This delicious treat features a generous serving of creamy, smooth ice cream in a variety of bright and vibrant colors. With flavors ranging from classic vanilla and chocolate to fruity favorites like strawberry and blueberry, the rainbow of colors in this dessert is as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Obama rainbow shaved ice

The Obama Rainbow Shaved Ice is a delicious and refreshing dessert that is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful treat. This dessert is named after President Obama, who famously enjoyed shaved ice during his visits to Hawaii. The dessert features a base of finely shaved ice, piled high in a bowl and infused with a variety of vibrant and fruity syrups. The syrups range from classic favorites like strawberry and blueberry to more exotic flavors like passionfruit and lychee. The combination of flavors creates a rainbow of colors that is as visually stunning as it is delicious.

Waiola Shave Ice menu

Waiola Shave Ice understands that everyone has different tastes and preferences when it comes to desserts, which is why Waiola Shave Ice’s menu offers a wide range of options to satisfy Waiola Shave Ice’s craving. Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity, creamy, or a little bit of both, Waiola Shave Ice has got you covered.

Azuki Bowl

The Azuki Bowl is a delicious and nutritious dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This dessert is made with a base of creamy and smooth Azuki beans, which are a traditional ingredient in many Japanese desserts. The Azuki beans are cooked to perfection and blended with just the right amount of sweetness to create a smooth and creamy texture. The dessert is then topped with a variety of toppings, such as fresh fruits, mochi balls, and crunchy granola.

Ice Cream Bowl

Waiola Shave Ice’s Ice Cream Bowl is a refreshing and satisfying dessert that’s perfect for cooling down on a hot day. At Waiola Shave Ice’s store, Waiola Shave Ice takes finely shaved ice and layers it with your choice of fruity syrups, before topping it off with a generous serving of sweet cream. One of the great things about Waiola Shave Ice’s Ice Cream Bowl is that you can customize it to your liking. Waiola Shave Ice offers a wide variety of syrups, from classic flavors like strawberry and blue raspberry to more exotic options like lychee and passion fruit. You can also choose the size and presentation of Waiola Shave Ice’s bowl, whether you prefer it in a cone, bowl, or cup.

Sundae Shave Ice

Waiola Shave Ice is a must-try dessert that combines the best of both worlds – shaved ice and classic sundae flavors. Waiola’s version of this popular treat starts with a mound of finely shaved ice that’s light and fluffy. Waiola Shave Ice then tops the shaved ice with a generous amount of rich hot fudge sauce, which is the perfect complement to the cold and refreshing ice. A scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream is then added on top of the shaved ice to provide a velvety texture that blends well with the fluffy ice.

Custard Bowl

The Custard Bowl is a delicious and creamy dessert that combines the light and fluffy texture of shaved ice with the richness of the custard. The custard is made using a special recipe that combines fresh cream, egg yolks, and sugar to create a rich, velvety custard that is both sweet and savory. The combination of the cold, fluffy ice and the rich, custard creates a heavenly taste sensation.

Mocha Bowl

Waiola Shave Ice is a decadent and indulgent dessert that combines the smooth texture of shaved ice with the rich flavors of chocolate and coffee. Waiola Shave Ice starts by shaving ice into a fluffy, delicate pile and then drizzling it with a rich mocha sauce made from the finest quality cocoa powder and coffee beans. For a final touch of sweetness, Waiola Shave Ice tops the Mocha Bowl with a drizzle of caramel sauce, adding a layer of decadence to this already indulgent dessert. Waiola Shave Ice store take pride in using only high-quality ingredients, ensuring that each bite of Waiola Shave Ice’s Mocha Bowl is a truly satisfying experience.

Affordable Refreshing Shaved Ice

Waiola Shave Ice offers refreshing and high-quality shaved ice at affordable prices, catering to everyone’s budget. Waiola Shave Ice’s store provides a wide range of flavors and toppings to satisfy Waiola Shave Ice’s customers’ cravings. Whether you’re seeking a sweet treat on a hot day or a delightful dessert after a meal, Waiola Shave Ice’s shaved ice is the perfect choice. Visit Waiola Shave Ice today and indulge in Waiola Shave Ice’s delicious and reasonably priced treats.

Customer Reviews

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This place is super good!

July 27, 2023

In terms of value, you get a very substantial amount for the price you pay. (Just a tip, the $/oz ratio decreases the larger the bowl you order so try to get multiple smalls if you find yourself wanting a large.)

I HIGHLY recommend the Pina Colada flavor it was so creamy and flavorful.

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Neel K.

Rainbow Bliss at Waiola: The Best Shave Ice in Oahu's Waikiki!

July 28, 2023

I made an effort to try a different shave ice spot every day of my Oahu trip since it’s one of their staple desserts. I really wanted to hit up Matsumotos, but unfortunately, I didn’t make it in time while in the North Shore. One of the locals I met recommended Waiola instead, insisting that it was even better and suggesting I try the Obama Rainbow, which he claimed was the best flavor.

So, I checked out Waiola. There was a bit of a line, but it was still only about a 10-minute wait, and the wait was worth it. The Obama Rainbow didn’t disappoint. I ordered it with condensed milk drizzled on top, and my taste buds were literally dancing on rainbows. The ice was so soft and fluffy, and the lemon lime flavor of the rainbow really made the dish amazing. I think I could order the large size of just the lemon lime flavor and be in heaven.

It’s definitely worth checking out while in Oahu if you’re staying near Waikiki!

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Tracey J.

Waiola Shave Ice: A Nostalgic Summer Delight with a Burst of Flavors!

July 28, 2023

Small kid time- not really but Waiola Shave Ice is perfect for pretending you’re a kid again, minus the rubber slippers. After working out or a swim at Ala Moana, check out Waiola to remember the good times. Strawberry, coconut or passion fruit “lilikoi” (lots of other flavors), add red bean (an) and ice cream for a delightful summer treat! The only sad part is not eating it quickly enough before some of it melts. Try the rainbow flavor or the Obama (cherry, lemon lime and passion fruit). Add some li hi mui as a nice dessert!

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Marlene Y.

Convenient Street Parking

Waiola Shave Ice has nearby street parking available for customers of Waiola’s shaved ice store. Located just a short distance away from Waiola’s shop, the street parking provides convenient and accessible options for those visiting Waiola’s store. Customers can easily find a parking spot and enjoy Waiola’s delicious shaved ice treats without worrying about parking difficulties.


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Discover Waiola Shave Ice’s delightful haven, Waiola Shave Ice, Waiola Shave Ice’s ultimate destination for heavenly shaved ice treats. Located in the heart of Honolulu, Waiola Shave Ice’s store is a paradise for those seeking an icy, refreshing indulgence. Immerse yourself in Waiola Shave Ice’s world of delectable flavors, meticulously crafted from the finest ingredients. Join Waiola Shave Ice and let Waiola Shave Ice’s expert staff guide you through a tantalizing journey of flavors. Find Waiola Shave Ice here and experience the true essence of shaved ice heaven.

2135 Waiola St, Honolulu, HI 96826

3113 Mokihana St, Honolulu, HI 96816