Top 10 Places For Shave Ice In Maui

Not only is shave ice Hawaii’s favorite refreshing treat, but its creation is also very deeply rooted in Hawaii’s agricultural past. Back in the days of Hawaii’s sugarcane and pineapple plantations, it was the Japanese immigrant workers that first developed what we know of as shave ice today. The workers only had Sundays off to rest and began to take blocks of ice and shave them to create a light and cooling snow that would then be covered in natural syrups they made from the pineapple and tropical fruit grown in Hawaii.

Maui Best Shave Ice Places

When Hawaii’s Japanese people moved off of the plantations, many opened their own small businesses; general stores, restaurants, treats shops and convenience stores. As visitors began to travel to the Hawaiian Islands more often, Hawaiian shave ice became an international phenomenon.

Popularized by some of the most famous shave ice spots on Oahu like Aoki’s and Matsumoto, enjoying a Hawaii shave ice is now one of the most ultimate experiences enjoyed in Hawaii today.

If you’re headed to the beautiful Island of Maui, make sure to visit a few of our favorite shave ice spots. Throughout the Valley Isle, residents and guests savor this refreshing treat daily. No matter your age, shave ice is a local delicacy in Hawaii. Enjoy!


Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

Ululani’s Shave Ice has been one of Maui’s most favorite shave ice locations since 2008. Ululani’s is named after the owner, a woman that grew up in Kalihi, Oahu, and spent her youth eating the finest shave ice possible. Once just a pipe dream, Ululani’s Shave Ice is now available at three locations on Maui (Kihei, Kahului, Maui Lani), one on the Big Island, one on Oahu, one in Texas, and three in California!

The greatest thing about walking into an Ululani’s Shave Ice spot is knowing that you’re about to experience one of the most fantastic shave ice ventures in the world! Ululani’s offers over 45 flavors and some pretty awesome combination choices. Favorite flavors include tamarind, matcha green tea, pickled mango, lychee, and Thai tea. If you’re looking to taste a combo, guests can pick from an array of choices. Our favorites are the No Ka Oi (coconut, mango, and lilikoi) and Local Motion (mango, Li hing mui, pineapple and topped with Li hing mui powder). More toppings include Roselani Maui-made ice cream, hand-cut mochi, Azuki beans, and shredded coconut.

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Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice

Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice is another fabulous Maui shave ice spot with two locations in South Maui. You can visit a Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice store at Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea or their brick and mortar location on South Kihei Road. All of their syrups are made with real sugar cane; you won’t find the super-fake stuff here.

Surfing Monkey offers a variety of flavors including all-natural (no artificial colors or flavors) choices like pomegranate, banana, lemonade, coconut, lychee, and Kona coffee. They also have a pretty good selection of typical shave ice flavors like orange dreamsicle, cotton candy, and pink bubble gum. Add-ons include the usual toppings like ice cream, sweet cream, Azuki beans, and Li hing mui powder, but Surfing Monkey also has chocolate syrup!

What kind of Surfing Monkey shave ice will you order?

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Tobi’s Shave Ice

Tobi’s Shave Ice doesn’t just have Maui’s favorite super tasty treat, but they also serve it in biodegradable cups! Woo-hoo! Another great thing about Tobi’s is that it’s like a one-stop-shop on Maui’s North Shore. Located in Paia Town, here is where you stop for shave ice, local food mixed plates, freshly made ahi poke, locally made banana bread, and Maui souvenirs.

While heading on the Hana Highway, Tobi’s is an excellent spot for lunch and an afternoon treat. Parking is in the back of the location, and they have this superb mist machine that lightly sprays above the outdoor seating area highlighting the cooling down effect. Excellent North Shore vibes, ono grinds, and friendly local service are all top qualities of Tobi’s in Paia. When at Tobi’s, make sure to look at the ‘Specials’ board to see what’s new and fresh. On any day of the week, you’ll find shave ice, fresh ahi poke, seared ahi plates, shoyu chicken, hot dogs, chili dogs, acai bowls, coffee, espresso drinks and so much more.

Don’t forget to pick up some Maui souvenirs like a cool and customized ESKYFlavor hat – this is one of the best spots to find a massive selection of Maui’s famous trucker hats.


27 Hana Why.,
Paia HI 96779



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Rustbuckets Maui

Rustbuckets Maui is located at mile marker 8 on the Road to Hana. Here is a super special place for not only shave ice on Maui but also for the most delicious banana bread, cold brew coconut coffee drinks, and delicious BBQ grinds.

We love everything about Rustbuckets so much! Not only does this spot fully emanate Maui’s best vibes and local service, but guess what else? They serve incredibly mouth-watering shave ice in a ti-leaf cone with a bamboo straw and a bamboo spoon. No plastic= no waste! Amazing.

At Rustbuckets, their shave ice flavors are all-natural and homemade. They use organic cane sugar, water, and fruit- that’s it! No yucky stuff here. The fruit is all local with flavors like guava, lime, orange, banana, mango, grapefruit, ginger, blueberry, watermelon, and strawberry. Hibiscus is one of the most popular flavors, and they always have a tasty selection of seasonal fruits. This place is the real deal!


Road to Hana
(Mile Marker 8)

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Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice

Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice is typically located in Kihei but can be found at a variety of hot spots around the Island of Maui. These guys also offering catering and party services, so definitely make sure to hit them up on social media for their daily location.

So, what’s so cool about Gus’ Shave Ice? Well, Gus is a Volkswagen bus! Their menu is slightly limited in size, but not in offerings. Here, you can choose from a small Keiki shave ice, Da Bruddah (size large and comes with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream), and refreshing ice cream drinks (combo of ice cream and shave ice blended). One more fantastic thing about Gus’ is that they only serve locally made and 100% sugar cane syrups. Here, you can enjoy the flavor of the islands and check out a pretty awesome vintage VW.


1975 S. Kihei Rd.,
Kihei HI 96753



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Peace Love Shave Ice

Peace Love Shave Ice is one of the most popular shave ice spots on the island. Known throughout the local community, here is a tremendous little shave ice business to visit in South Kihei. This fun treat shop is your definite go-to spot for fantastic shave ice on Maui, coffee drinks, snacks, and refreshing ice drinks like their Maui-Rita or Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Rave reviews are in total abundance for the crew at Peace, Love Shave Ice. Just check Yelp and TripAdvisor and you’ll see how much residents and visitors love this Maui shave ice spot! When chillin’ out with the peace-love crew, expect an experience full of tasty concoctions, laughter and family fun. These guys made the big boy list for so many reasons including their use of 100% natural (no dyes) shave ice syrups. All syrups are made with Raw Maui Cane Sugar Syrup and they even have sugar-free options.

Order a Peace Love Shave Ice and choose three syrups from a long list of traditional and natural (gluten-free) choices like guava, passionfruit, pineapple, green apple, root beer, melona, cotton candy, Li hing mui and more.


Azeka Center (near Post Office)
1280 South Kihei Rd.,
Kihei HI 96753



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Beach Street Maui

Visitors can find Beach Street Maui at Rainbow Mall in Kihei. Founded by the Peterson ohana (family), it’s an incredible local spot for refreshing shave ice, coffee drinks, and healthy foods.

The top things about a visit to Beach Street Maui are that service always comes with a smile, and menu ingredients are locally grown and organic as much as possible. Whether you are visiting Maui or living on the island, Beach Street is a favorite go-to spot.

Maui Shave Ice options at Beach Street come in size small, medium or large. Shave Ice lovers can order house favorites or build their own. Popular choices include the Hawaii Rainbow, Kihei Sunset, Hula Girl, Happy Honu, Pink Plumeria, and the Pacific Islander. We love the Irie Rasta, which has strawberry, banana, and Melona flavors. It’s also served with ice cream and haupia (sweet coconut cream). Yum! Beach Street has over 30 shave ice flavors, and they even have sugar-free options like vanilla, raspberry, and coconut. We love their tasty shave ice toppings like the haupia, snowcap, chocolate, caramel, whip cream, and li hing mui powder. More add-ons include bottoms like vanilla ice cream, gummy bears, mochi balls, and sweet Japanese azuki beans. If you’re looking for a healthy morning meal or a snack during the day, Beach Street also has breakfast and an all-day menu. Breakfast is available until 11 am and includes breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and Belgian waffles. The all-day menu is short and sweet with a papaya boat, tropical fruit parfait, and yummy acai bowls.


Rainbow Mall, 2439 Kihei Road, Kihei 96753




Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm

Saturday & Sunday 6:30am-6pm

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The Shave Ice Spot
in Ka'anapali

Tucked away in a roadside strip mall in Ka’anapali is The Shave Ice Spot. It is a great place for shave ice aficionados and ocean activity enthusiasts to check out! Not just a place to cool down with a delightful icy treat, this spot serves as a hub to rent and purchase gear for snorkeling and more. It’s a hot spot for beachgoers, for sure.

A commitment to quality, freshness, and eco-friendly practices all set The Shave Ice Spot apart. Instead of using mass-produced shave ice syrups, they opt to serve 100% natural shave ice. They craft their shave ice from daily-made fresh juices, quality sugarcane, and the finest ingredients available. Health-conscious visitors will appreciate their sugar-free options. Everyone here can indulge without compromise.

The secret to their irresistibly soft and fluffy shave ice is their meticulous preparation process. They use triple-filtered FloWater that has been frozen for 24 hours to achieve the perfect texture. All of their treats are served in eco-friendly containers, a reflection of their commitment to preserving Maui’s pristine beauty. A popular choice is the “Maui Classic,” a yummy blend of Tigers Blood and Mowie Wowie flavors. It provides a taste of island paradise with a mix of fruit punch, coconut, cherry, and piña colada.

Whether you are seeking a refreshing treat or gearing up for an ocean adventure (or both!), The Shave Ice Spot in West Maui is a refreshing pit stop any time of the day.

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Bling Bing Maui

In the heart of Kihei, Bling Bing Maui offers up a unique twist on traditional Hawaiian shave ice. They have introduced the island to the delights of Chinese shave ice, or bàobīng.

This unique dessert, with its roots in Taiwan while under Japanese rule, has found a home on Maui. It appeals to those with a diverse palette, with its special approach to shave ice. Unlike its Hawaiian cousin, which primarily relies on flavored syrups, bàobīng at Bling Bing Maui is an artistic blend of sweet, fun toppings. Guests may pick from fresh fruit, boba, jellies, and their choice of condensed milk (regular, ube, matcha, or strawberry) to enrich their frosty treats.

Creating your personal (and Instagram-worthy) bàobīng masterpiece at Bling Bing is simple and fun! You start by first choosing a size, then a type of condensed milk. The adventure continues as you pick from an ever-changing array of toppings, like fresh fruits, lychee boba, sweet mung beans, and nutty taro. Those looking for an extra touch of flavor should try add-ons like Li Hing Mui powder, shredded coconut, mochi, or lilikoi jam to elevate their treats further. Vegan and dairy-free folks are not left out, as Bling Bing offers a vegan condensed coconut milk alternative. Everyone is sure to enjoy their delicious Maui bàobīng.

For a sweet and unique treat, add Kihei’s Bling Bing Maui to your list of vacation to-do’s!

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Da Kine Hawaiian Shave Ice

Da Kine Shave Ice is right next to the ABC Store, across the road from Kamaole Beach 1 in Kihei. This family-run icy oasis prides itself on creating smiles with every serving. Da Kine makes sure that each shave ice bursts with flavor, melting in your mouth and not in your bowl!

First, all of the shave ice syrups they use are crafted from 100% pure cane sugar. For those mindful of their sugar intake, Da Kine has options sweetened with Splenda, and all-natural syrups that have no artificial coloring. The menu features crowd-pleasers like the vibrant Maui Rainbow, the picturesque Kihei Sunset, and the decadent Elvis Presley shave ice. It’s a bit like a Coke float but way better!

For more refreshing goodness, Da Kine also serves Roselani’s Premium Gourmet Ice Cream and Coconut Glen’s Vegan Ice Cream, catering to those of all dietary needs and palettes. Health enthusiasts or those in need of a post-adventure pick-me-up should make sure to try their fruit smoothies with a protein boost.

Da Kine Shave Ice invites guests to enjoy their air-conditioned indoor seating while they take in the stunning ocean views. Don’t miss out on snagging one of their iconic tie-dye t-shirts and their Maui merch. They make perfect Maui souvenirs for you or your friends and family at home!

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Mahalo for reading Pride of Maui’s Top 10 Places for Shave Ice in Maui blog! Where are your favorite places to get shave ice on Maui? Make sure to share this post and let us how you like to order your shave ice…

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