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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular shop for ice cream and shave ice. The prices are reasonable, the service - well, it's crowded, so expect to give them a few minutes to even take your order. Overall you'll be happy, and if it's too crowded inside,...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My husband and i stopped in to try our first shave ice. It was huge and delicious. Luckily we only ordered one! Many tropical flavors of shave ice and ice cream.

Thank klval
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon and this place was packed with local school kids and families. They offer at least 20 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of frozen treats including the biggest shave ices i've seen on the island. A small...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

HUGE portions. Tasty shaved ice and excellent ice cream. One shaved ice could have been shared by all 3 kids, but where's the fun in that? Kona Mud Slide ice cream is da bomb! Wear your stretchy pants...

Thank LA-Italia
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The shave ice was amazing and the portions huge! Be sure and add ice cream and add the snow cap! Servers were helpful and friendly.

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Oh My Gosh! Amazing! DELICIOUS! A MUST GO! This is a Medium Shave Ice. A bit hard to find, but we'll worth it.

Thank Leanne E
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Our visit to H.B.F was absolutely wonderful. Although the medium slushes were as big as our heads, we were amazed at all the flavors they had, and the people there were very nice. This is a place you cannot miss on a hot day. Just...More

Thank barnardah
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lively little ice cream/shave ice place staffed with happy people. The shaved ice is huge and many people were enjoying that. We opted ice cream and it was very good. My husband got Kona mudslide and I got chocolate mochi chip. Both great.

Thank raf014
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This very popular destination sits in a small strip mall a bit off the beaten path. We were incredibly lucky when we arrived; we walked right up to the counter and placed our order. Just as we placed it, a procession of over 20 people...More

Thank mingfatsai
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great shaved ice quick service. We ordered a small and it was HUGE! Lots of flavor a to choose from.

Thank Michelle M
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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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