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Ici Ice Cream Shop

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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
+1 510-665-6054
14:00 - 21:30
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Mon 14:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Fairfield, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is not your average ice cream parlor type ice cream so if you're looking for big scoops of generic flavors ala Fentons, this is probably not for you. Ici has a different variety of flavors everyday, only 11, but I can always find something appealing. The quality is more like a homemade ice cream and it's not cheap but... More 

Thank SayuriDowd
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

This may be the best ice cream in Berkeley. Now granted I am a huge fan of Fenton's in Oakland. But Ici and Fenton's are as different as, say, Berkeley and Oakland! Ici has the most creative, flavors I have seen since traveling in Rio. And what they lack in terms of ability to serve the crowds (maybe take a... More 

Thank 510thehood
Jerusalem, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

After waiting on line for ages for what was supposed to be amazing ice cream, I couldn't believe how bad this ice cream was. It should be called "Icy", not Ici, because it tasted like sweet ice. You'd be much better off with Haagen Dasz or Ben & Jerry's from a supermarket.

Thank DavidBohm
Granite Bay, California
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417 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

Not much variety, but OK. The coffee ice cream sandwich was pretty good, but expensive and small. The Salt and Straw ice cream place in Portland is much better

Thank Richard K
Twain Harte, California
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

What am interesting place. If you love unique flavors this is the place to go. I am not a big ice cream enthusiast but the flavors they produce attracts even me! Check it out!! 😃

Thank Prof073147
Benicia, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Awesome gelato. Burnt caramel is spectacular. It's a 20 minute walk from the Claremont, but the walk is pleasant if a bit hilly on the return.

Thank Peter A
Tahoe City, California
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239 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Was in the Berkeley area last Saturday. After dinner, we wanted frozen yogurt or ice cream to tops things off. My son had previously attended school here and knew of Ici's. We decided to give it a try. First thing, be prepared for a bit of a wait. Ours was about 15 minutes. They can only handle so many people... More 

Thank fallfan54
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

I knew I wanted to visit Ici's long before I came to Cal. Their favors are unique and taste great! The line is usually long, but the ice cream is worth the wait. If you're in Elmwood, check out the rest of the area - there are a lot of awesome places!

1 Thank Margarita F
San Francisco, California
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287 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Location: Whoa where are we at the club? Is there a bottle service line we can cut through lmfao, you won't miss it with it's cute ici gold sign above the store and the crazy line that is out the door and past the two other restaurants! Customer Service: Great, they are very patient especially because it's a small ice... More 

Thank Roshlynn
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

There is a line out the door all through the year. There is nowhere to sit, except for a couple of benches. However, despite having to wait for 15 to 30 minutes to reach the counter, people flock to Ici. It must be the ice cream, always imaginatively created from fresh fruits and spices, in amazing combinations. Once the customer... More 

1 Thank Ashbyplgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-6054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?