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US$4 - US$10
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandinavian Shave Ice

  • 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