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$ Windward Oahu Hawaiian
This hole in the wall has been creating shave ice perfection in its tiny original spot since 1979, but when two young girls named Obama discovered the luscious flavors in 2008, it was really put on the map. A favorite spot for both locals and storied visitors (and these days lots of regular tourists), they make a mean shave ice, whether you stick with standard flavors like cherry or go for lilikoi guava with a snowcap on top. The original right by the beach is the local favorite, but it is now in two locations (the other is in the Kailua Shopping Center at 600 Kailua Rd.). Buy one of the popular shirts and hats while you're there.
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Quick Facts

130 Kailua Rd.
Kailua, Hawaii  96734, USA


Known For:
  • The best shave ice on the Windward side
  • The Obama girls, who grew up on this stuff (look for their photos on the wall)
  • Long lines of local kiteboarders and surfers

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