Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice

I’ve been hearing about it for a while. A good long while. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it by now. But last Saturday, I finally gave in to Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice. I really had no excuse: there is one right down the road from my house! 

I think the last straw was seeing a photo series by Pixie Bug Studio (a.k.a. June Harper Photography) about Ululani’s. It featured her adorable boys, their cousins and friends, all enjoying Ululani’s Shave Ice. (Her photo gallery is now displayed in Ululani's bakery area, which is set to open later this month. You can also check it out on her facebook page: click here). So on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I told Ivy, “Let’s go get shave ice!” 

The facility was SUPER clean. 
The workers were SUPER friendly. 
The wait time was SUPER quick. 

(I’ve been to shave ice places where you had to wait 20 minutes, with only 2 people in front of you. It really tests my patience!!) 

Their future bakery area was really cute. Maybe in the future they’ll commission me to paint some furniture pieces for them? :)

I also loved their eating area. Again, pretty clean, but also had these convenient holes in the tables so you didn't have to worry about your shave ice tipping over. Can you say kid-friendly?!

We got some good ole' Vanilla, Banana and Tiger’s Blood with Mochi and Snow Cap add-on’s. It was super yummy. Here’s what really got me: look below at their ingredients description, straight from their website. It makes me feel a lot better about eating “sugar-water.”

One little sentimental aspect of this trip to Ululani's was their location. You see, when I was Ivy's age, and even younger, there used to be a store in this same spot called "Suda's Store." It was across the street from Kihei Canoe Club, where I spent many a weekend watching my family paddle in regatta's. It was always so special when my mom would give me $2.50 to walk over and get shave ice. I wish Suda's still existed, but since it doesn't, I think Ululani's is a great replacement. 

One thing I liked on their website was their description of how they serve with the Aloha Spirit:

  • A - Akahai – meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness
  • L - Lokahi – meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony
  • O - `Olu`olu – meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness
  • H - Ha`aha`a – meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty
  • A - Ahonui – meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance

Lahaina: 819 Front St. & 790 Front St.
Kihei: 61 S. Kihei Rd.
Kahului: 333 Dairy Rd.

(808) 877-3700

And according to their website, they do catering! 

So, tell me about your visit to Ululani’s!


This post is not a paid advertisement. No money was involved in the writing of this post. It is completely voluntary. I don’t even know who the owners of Ululani’s are, nor have they contacted me to write this. I just like to get the word out about great Local Spots!

1 comment:

  1. We love Ululani's! I think the one in Kihei is my favorite! They always had Calamansi and Hoku (Pineapple and Starfruit) When we were there last May, the holes in the tables were still being drilled out. Just sitting out there enjoying a shave ice. Trying not to get a brain freeze, lol! We live in Cali, and looking forward to our next visit to enjoy more shave ice!


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