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From humble beginnings

As a cherished family-owned business, our story dates back to the 1940s when we first embarked on a journey that would forever change our lives. It all began on 2135 Waiola Street, where we took over a small grocery and convenience store.

With a spirit of curiosity and a desire to embrace local traditions, we soon found ourselves captivated by the enchanting Hawaiian classic treat known as shave ice. It didn't take long for us to realize that shave ice was destined to become a part of our legacy. With eager hearts, we set out to perfect our craft, starting with just five flavors: strawberry, banana, blue vanilla, cherry, and grape. Each one was a tiny explosion of flavor, a sweet reminder of the beauty that surrounded us.

Building Community

As the word spread and our shave ice creations became popular, we knew we had to evolve alongside the growing demand. We dedicated ourselves to perfecting our shave ice, tirelessly striving to make it the softest, most heavenly ice on the entire island. And to elevate the experience even further, we began offering delightful toppings like mochi balls, scoops of creamy ice cream, and drizzles of sweetened condensed milk. Every creation was a labor of love, a testament to our commitment to bringing Aloha to each customer and the community.

Second Location!!

In 2013, a new chapter unfolded for Waiola Shave Ice when we proudly opened our second location on 3113 Mokihana Street in Kapahulu. It was an incredible milestone for our family, as it brought us closer to our community and allowed us to touch the lives of even more people with our frozen delights. 

Gaining Popularity

Since then, we've been fortunate enough to be featured in numerous television shows like the Hawaii 5-0 Series, magazines, articles, and social media platforms. The spotlight has shone on us, but our true success lies in the support and love we receive from our customers and community.


The Future of Waiola

As we look to the future, we are committed to staying true to our roots while also embracing new opportunities and challenges. We are excited to continue growing and evolving as a business, and we are grateful for the support of our loyal customers who have been with us every step of the way.

But expansion means more than just business. We remain deeply connected to our community, cherishing the spirit of aloha that has been the foundation of Waiola Shave Ice since its inception. Giving back to the community that has supported us is a priority, and we are dedicated to contributing positively to the lives of those around us.

In all that we do, our ultimate goal is to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for our customers. We want to be the place where families and friends gather, where cherished memories are made, and where the joy of the Hawaiian spirit is shared with everyone who walks through our doors for years to come. 

If you are interested in a collaboration or partnership please reach out to us!

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