Lemona, Waikiki (Honolulu) - My Favorite Shave Ice in Oahu

On Lewers street, just off of the busy Waikiki drag is Lemona, a small and relaxing shave ice shop with some of the most refreshing shave ice on the island. Run by the very friendly Mamiko, Lemona is a great place to relax over some very fine, fresh-fruit and all-natural shave ice that is more like kakigori. Essentially everything is homemade; from the organic condensed milk, to the fresh fruit syrups, to even the azuki bean paste.

The menu is concentrated on fresh local fruits, and all of them (except the coffee and tea flavors) feature a touch of meyer lemon:

  • Meyer Lemon (recommended with condensed milk)
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Strawberry with condensed milk
  • Pomegranate

There’s also

  • Matcha green tea (Ito En ceremony grade) with homemade azuki bean paste and/or condensed milk
  • UCC Kona coffee

We discussed the possibility of other flavors in the future, like hachiya persimmon, Japanese chestnuts, or buckwheat tea!

It was delicious and so refreshing that we went back two days in a row.

Maui pineapple and Big Island meyer lemon

Fresh Maui papaya and meyer lemon shave ice with light condensed milk

Fresh Big Island meyer lemon shave ice with light condensed milk

Matcha and homemade azuki bean paste shave ice with light condensed milk

421 Lewers Street, Unit I
(It looks like a ground floor unit of an apartment building next to the Courtyard Marriott)
Honolulu, 96815
11:00am-5:00pm, CLOSED MONDAYS