Top 10 places
for shave ice
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!
Surf Break Shave Ice is one of the newest shave ice spots on the Island of Maui. Honorable mention and the #1 rating goes to Surf Break — not only for their service and positive aloha vibes but for their organic menu. Surf Break offers premier shave ice, homemade real fruit flavored syrups, organic smoothies and lots of tasty treats that will have you coming back for more.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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!
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 or check their website for their daily location.
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.