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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had shave ice with Liliquoi cheescake Ice cream in the middle. So delicious. It wouldn't be something I did on the mainland but it screams "I am on vacation!" I was hot and tired and Shave Ice made all the difference. This is truly the place to go!

Thank Sherry C
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy. So many great flavors to choose from. Nothing is more refreshing after a hot day on the beach.

Thank Teri L
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what I was going to get as I'm not that big into ice creams. But I really enjoyed the process of seeing how this was made by the lovely young lady in the shop. It was a hot day and I really enjoyed taking the "small size" shave ice cone across the road and devouring it on... More 

Thank BlueDisk
Juneau, Alaska
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shave ice here is carefully prepared with many choices of flavors. The ice is finely shaved. It is our grandchildren's favorite place and they want shave ice every day. They sometimes request ice cream in the middle, but rarely get that much sugar. (It is delicious, though.)The place is along Alii Drive, tucked into a corner across from the... More 

Thank 907KayAK
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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301 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 801 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way north from Honaunau. While standing in the short line. I watched the friendly and upbeat servers make shave ice. They did not seem very adept--one even dropped the ball of ice off the paper holder. They pile the shavings up then try to pack them down, as opposed to using a gloved hand to... More 

Thank Honu_Ohana
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent desert stop. the range is huge, the shave ice is perfect for a hot day and with ice cream in the middle it is excellent. Good value too which is not true of much of Kona. Recommended!

Thank Paul F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My wife loves shave ice so we had to have it a couple times on our trip. This location was close to our hotel so we went here first. Lots of flavors and the staff was fun. They even have about 10 different sugar free flavors so I went with a sugar free option (I don't typically eat sugar). I... More 

Thank cs3r
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

So, we decided to go to Scandavian Shaved idea from a review we read that called all other shaved ice places "posers" and we thought that was so funny...until we visited. This place is the real deal, their creations are almost like art. I didn't even think I liked shaved ice until I had theirs! I would highly recommend the... More 

Thank Jackie B
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Right in downtown Kona across from the waterfront walkway and the Royal Palace. Look for the yellow sign. What's to say? It's good and they give you a lot. It's fun to watch them shave it right in front of you. Reminded me of snow. Tons of flavours and toppings to choose from. Very pleasant staff round it off to... More 

Thank Jeanjavert
Temple, Texas
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We love coming to get these sweet icey cones… They are so good with many options for ice cream On the inside or toppings on the top. I got the Tigers blood, and it was delicious. We all got the small size, and I can't imagine anyone finishing anything bigger than that. Great friendly service. We always stop there when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522

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