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 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 five locations on Maui ( Lahaina, Kihei, Kahului, Hyatt Regency, Maui Lani) and one location on the Big Island (Kailua-Kona).

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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Local Boys Shave Ice

Local Boys Shave Ice is one of the finest purveyors of local-style shave ice throughout all the Hawaiian Islands! With two locations on Maui, visitors and residents can visit them at Local Boys West (Lahaina) or Local Boys South (Kihei).

Big kudos goes to Local Boys Shave Ice not just because of their incredible menu, but also because they were the first shave ice spot on Maui to offer recycled/compostable cups and utensils. Without a doubt, the owner and his team love the Island of Maui, and being socially responsible is super important to them. We love this about Local Boys! Upon entering one of their shops, expect upbeat aloha vibes, roots reggae tunes, and a room full of laughter and satisfaction.

Over 45 flavors are available at Local Boys, favorites being POG (pineapple, orange, guava), Margarita, and Shark’s Blood. Real fruit flavors include Li hing mui, mango, papaya, pineapple, and strawberry. They also have over 12 impressive combos to try like the Snow White (coconut and pina colada) and the Big Daddy (strawberry, blue vanilla, and passion fruit). If your mouth isn’t already watering, you can also enjoy a real bang for your buck with free toppings like Roselani Ice Cream, mochi balls, gummy bears, homemade Azuki beans, licorice, and Kauai cream.

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Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice

Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice is another fabulous Maui shave ice spot with multiple locations in South Maui. You can visit a Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice store at Shops at Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, and a 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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Maui Mike’s Beach House

Maui Mike’s Beach House is located in Lahaina right next to the Taco Bell. Besides offering some of the best shave ice on Maui, Mike’s Beach House also has a shop with women’s, men’s and kids’ clothes and accessories, surfboard rentals, hot dogs, and dairy-free ice cream.

When visiting Maui Mike’s, consider everything you need for a fun day at the beach, including a refreshing shave ice treat! Guests can choose three flavors, add ice cream, and enjoy local-style. Flavors include the standard array of banana, grape, coconut, cotton candy, guava, mango, pineapple, peach, and more. Special flavors include sugar-free strawberry, sugar-free passion fruit, tigers blood, melona, Li hing mui, and red velvet.

Maui Mike’s Beach House is one of the few places (besides on the Road to Hana) where you can try Coconut Glen’s Maui-made dairy-free ice cream, so we most definitely suggest that you take advantage of this rare opportunity on the West Side. Add to your shave ice treat and choose from dairy-free ice cream flavors like coconut, vanilla, macadamia nut, mint chocolate chip, chocolate, and pineapple.


126 Hinau St.,
Lahaina HI 96761



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Breakwall Shave Ice

Breakwall Shave Ice is located right next to Down the Hatch in Lahaina. In fact, it is one of their sister businesses. Not only is Breakwall Shave Ice an excellent choice for Maui’s favorite treat, but adults 21+ can order shave ice with a little bit of booze. We’re pretty sure that every cocktail lover has at least once in their life thought about how delicious shave ice could be with a little kick, and it’s possible here!

Adult shave ice cocktails at Breakwall’s can customize to your desire, or you can choose from a selection of ‘icy cocktails’ like a strawberry guava daiquiri, mudslide, mai tai, mango margarita, mojito float or a pina colada. For the ‘virgin’ shave ice choices (non-alcoholic), guests of all ages can pick from a variety of regular and natural flavors. Breakwall has a great list of natural flavors, so make sure to try guava strawberry, cinnamon bun, orange mango, dragonfruit, mojito mint, limeade, and the acai.


658 Front St. #104,
Lahaina HI 96761



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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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