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Hawaiian Brain Freeze Shave Ice and Ice cream

1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
+1 808-961-5935
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“azuki beans” (2 reviews)
“haupia” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00 Hours
1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay the shave ice is amazing, but they don't pack it down, so I lost half of my shave ice to the table and the floor. It was super frustrating to eat. The Portions are HUGE! I got a keiki ( kids size) and I...More

Thank Kami C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to try shave ice. We loved the lychee and pina colada. Huge portions. Child was $2.50 and plenty for me. Don’t feel ripped off at all. Lots of locals. Went twice. I’m not very adventurous but they had all kinds of other “exotic”-to-me...More

Thank 44joanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our Waipi'o Valley tour, our driver asked if everyone wanted to stop for a treat in Hilo. We all agreed and he took us to a small strip mall where this restaurant is located. It was interesting watching the girl form the shave ice...More

Thank LeeH_943_57
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to come for delicious ice cream and shaved ice in Hilo. Be aware that a small portion of shaved ice is as big as your head and one scoop of ice cream is really the size of 3 scoops in most other places....More

Thank Hella N
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were sharing, so we ordered a large. The woman at the counter warned us that it was big, but we thought for $6 it couldn’t be THAT big, and we really love Shaved Ice, so we went ahead with the large....More

Thank MrsCain811
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The shave ice here is served in GIGANTIC proportions. The large was nearly the size of my 5 year olds head. The keiki cup looks like it will be a small serving, but they pile the ice about 8" high in it! True to the...More

Thank Jayme R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The size will blow you away. We only ordered a medium. Shave ice with ice cream. It tastes so good. The flavors. The color. And great help.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The servings are very large - even the small is about 8" tall and 6" in diameter - definitely large enough to share. Wide variety of flavors. Unfortunately, not open in the evening, but maybe because of the holidays.

Thank DragonLady13
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Our family decided to stop for shave ice, the line was extremely long and out the door, but the wait was worth it. Just look carefully at your bill, we got overcharged for our orders. On a good note, we each enjoyed our different favorite...More

Thank WaSunlover
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place is great. We made multiple trips here for desert. You can't go wrong with the shave ice or the ice cream. Don't be fooled by the small bowl sizes they have on display. The child size shave ice came out bigger than my...More

Thank Zachary H
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Greg H
23 May 2017|
Response from Karen V | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open 11-7.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-5935
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