Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice from Maui is now on Oahu... and expanding on the mainland!
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The popular Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice from Maui opened its newest location at 909 Kapahulu Avenue, right across the street from Leonard’s Bakery.
This is the Maui chain’s first franchise on Oahu.
“You know, it’s been 14 years for us on Maui, and this is the first franchise, the first time people from Oahu are going to be able to taste our product,” said David Yamashiro, co-founder of Ululani’s. “And with that, we’re super excited to be bringing our shave ice here to Oahu.”
Oahu natives Ululani and David Yamashiro started Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice in the Pacific Northwest in 2003 and moved it to Maui in 2008. The brand is already in Kona on the Big Island and on the mainland in Hollywood, Calif. It is expanding to more California cities this year, including Livermore, Stockton, Santa Barbara, Redlands and San Diego. Over in Texas, franchises are planned for Austin and Dallas, along with a shop on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Las Vegas is also a goal.
Ululani’s described its shave ice as very fine. They make all their own syrups — some of them using fresh fruit.
David Yamashiro and Oahu franchisee Jamie Wong joined Sunrise Weekends on Feb. 5 to talk about bringing their style of Hawaiian gourmet shave ice across the state and the United States.
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