Waiola Shave Ice

Top choice desserts

in Waikiki

This clapboard corner shop has been making the same super-fine shave ice since 1940, and we’d argue that it’s got the formula exactly right. Get yours doused with 20-plus flavors of syrup and topped by azuki beans, lilikoʻi (passion fruit) cream, condensed milk, Hershey’s chocolate syrup or spicy-sweet li hing mui (crack seed). Go all Hawaii and get yours POG-flavored (passion-orange-guava). There's an even older location in Honolulu.

It's one building in on Mokihana St and a bit hard to spot from Kapahulu Ave. Look for the picnic tables.