Food Finds: East Oahu


Anytime someone screams for ice cream, Bubbies is always at the top of the list. On a hot Hawaiian night this quintessentially cool ice cream parlor is whipping up a frenzy of creamy concoctions with unforgettable names and unthinkable decadence (take for instance, their Total Insanity - a vanilla ice cream sandwich, sandwiched between two fudge brownies and dipped in chocolate -- twice).

Opened in 1985 Bubbies is a staple for University of Hawai‘i college students cramming in for a double scoop and Honolulu residents with a late-night sweet-tooth craving (they're open till 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sundays). If you're moo-ved by mochi you need to try Bubbies mochi ice cream, which comes in more than 20 flavors including azuki bean, chocolate espresso, raspberry white chocolate, pistachio, passion fruit and more.

But if mochi isn't your thing Bubbies has a long menu of unmentionable desserts more delicious than they sound - such as Hair By Daniel or Eat My Balls. Honestly though, we do think of Bubbies as frozen balls of heaven.


Know Before You Go


Don't have a meltdown if you see Bubbies' long lines. The service here is so quick, before you know it you'll be one cool customer.


Bubbies only accepts cold hard cash.

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