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Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were in town for dinner, so we decided to get some shaved ice. I got guava, lilikoi, and lychee flavors, with macadamia nut ice cream at the bottom. The flavors were excellent, the staff was really nice, and the wait was...barely 5 minutes (but it may vary depending on when you go). They serve ice cream and shaved ice.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special. They are not as pretty as the pics. It’s not bad but it’s nothing special. This said not bc I don’t appreciate shave ice. Have grown up in Oahu and love it. My son did a taste test of several Kona options and...this was bottom of the list. They aren’t bad but nothing to get exited about.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed our many nighttime excursions to get shave ice! Always had great service. They will only allow two sets of customers in at a time. Try it!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021

Always try to stop by here while in town. Great way to cool off with a sweet treat!! Besides shaved ice, they also serve ice cream.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

First time in Hawaii: ya gotta try Shave Ice, right?!? Yes, yes, absolutely. Scandinavian Shave Ice claims it’s the best in Kona...and it’s alright, but definitely more coarse ice than other shave ice I had in Kona. The result? Mainland-esque snow cone vibe where the...flavors don’t permeate every single bite. The pluses: I got Dole Pineapple soft serve in the center which was DELICIOUS; the mini Mochi were multicolored, tasty, and fun; snow caps (sweet milky topping) never disappoint. Good location down by multiple shops in downtown and worth a stop, but finer ice shavings is what really makes Hawaiian Shave Ice incredible to me.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021

Think shave ice is all the same? You're wrong. Scan Shave Ice is worth the effort to find. We were all blown away; 12 thumbs way up.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021

The servers were very friendly. Kinda spendy but fun to try once with the ice-cream in the center. I didn't notice till after using my charge card of the extra .50 fee. Maybe a bigger sign?

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021

You cant go to hawaii without eating shaved ice! We went down to kona and found this place and it was incredible! You wont find a better shave ice on the kona island! We had to go for seconds!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Lots of flavors and combinations... Definitely worth a visit if you've never had a Hawaiian shaved ice.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

We visited 3 times during our stay over Thanksgiving week 2020. The kids and adults really enjoyed the shaved ice. The location is easy to access right on/off Alii Drive in downtown Kona with parking nearby. We will be sure to visit on future trips...to the Big Island.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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  • Yes, Scandinavian Shave Ice offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Scandinavian Shave Ice offers delivery services.

  • Scandinavian Shave Ice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4