Perhaps the most accessible shave ice on Oahu, Island Vintage Shave Ice is a cute little shack on the sidewalk outside of the Royal Hawaiian Center right in the middle of Waikiki. If you don’t want to drive up to the North Shore for the famous Matsumoto’s Shave Ice in Haleiwa, Island Vintage will do the trick! The kiosk is open every day from 10am to 10pm. Originally brought over to Hawaii from Japan by immigrants working in the sugar plantations in the late 1800’s, shave ice has become a Hawaiian staple.
Some of the more popular flavors, lilikoi (passionfruit) and mango topped with condensed milk, mochi or popping boba is the perfect frozen treat to cool you down on a hot day. Island vintage boasts natural ingredients with real fruit juice.