However, due to the demolish of the Honolulu Stadium (where the Old Stadium Park is) in 1976, business has been diminishing. Alice’s husband was also ill at that time. She sold her business after 10 years of ownership. There has been a few owners who bought the store but could did not make it. Until Oct, 1980 my Grand Uncle Cheng Fong Chen bought the Waiola Store and ran it with his family for 5 years and later sold it to my father, Wen Ming Lee with the financial help from my Uncle, I-Hsiang Lin back in Feb. 10, 1986.
The first Waiola Shave Ice kapahulu was started in September, 1999 at 525 Kapahulu Ave. Then, later moved to 3113 Mokihana Street across from Safeway. This store used to be a 3-bedroom house which was built in 1926, then turned into a store in 2009.
Both stores have parking lot next door with over 10 parking stalls. All our syrups are homemade and some with natural flavors. We use only sugar cane sugar for our syrups, and we also make our azuki beans daily and custard pudding and mochi balls twice a week.
To ensure the freshness in our syrups, we refrigerate them and only make a small batch at a time.
Although our service might be inadequate, we try our best to minimize your wait time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Our mission is to keep the superior quality with affordable prices. Please continue to patron our business.