While visiting the North Shore of Oahu, the one place I was told to stop by was the Matsumoto Grocery Store for a shave ice. This place is so cool and chill in it’s old skool location. It was packed inside, but the line moved fast, service was friendly and I was out enjoying my treat on the benches in the back with the rosters in no time. I must admit, that was the best shave ice I ever tasted, I had the Tropical with ice cream. Please note that I have never tried any of the others shave ice spots on the island, only on the mainland. I heard Waiola was the place to try. Matsumoto’s really knows how to do merchandising, with wall to wall shirts and gifts of many kinds, it’s hard not to leave without picking up something. Did you know that Hawaii has the only all J-Pop radio station in the US. So if you ever visit the North Shore, be sure to stop by Matsumoto’s for a shave ice treat.

Matsumoto Grocery Store
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy.
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(808) 637-4827