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Aloha Deli Ice Cream & Shave Ice

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Below The Seafood Bar, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
+1 808-880-1188
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Naples, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch next door and my wife wanted shaved ice. The line was ridiculously long but worth the wait. We had shaved ice with ice cream in side. What a great find. Although overworked the owner was friendly and efficient. We will definitely return.

Thank tbrodie2016
Caldwell, Idaho
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had the kona coffee ice cream. Yummy But the gals in front of us had shaved ice. It looked amazing! And big? No massive! Portions are out of this world on both the shaved ice and the ice cream. You gotta try it!

Thank KeniF
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stopped here for a breakfast sandwhich before a whale watch trip. Huge menu with lots of selections, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Clean rest room and friendly service.

Thank Laura K
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Good selection of local ice cream flavors. Friendly service, and a great way to end a day in Hawaii!

Thank pdkamb
Prescott, Arizona
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something other than rice and fish for breakfast and stumbled on the Aloha Deli. It's located directly across from an industrial port, so no view or ambiance. It's small, surfer themed, but clean enough and the server was pleasant. Food was basic breakfast but good. We were a party of 6 and 4 orders came out... More 

Thank Kenneth432
Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful shave ice creations, including one that has a scoop of ice cream in the center. Only trouble is that there is only one person working, so it takes a while.

Thank Susan G
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We found this spot while looking for alternatives to our hotel breakfast. Got a very friendly server, and it was very homey inside. Food was also price well and good. The french toast in particular was very good. Definitely would recommend making a stop here if you are in the area.

Thank michistar
Menlo Park, CA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

While visiting the Big Island to celebrate Christmas with our daughters, we stopped for lunch at the Aloha Deli Cafe, near Kamuela. The restaurant was quite full when we arrived (a good sign, I always feel), but the young woman server acknowledged our presence quickly and took our order as soon as possible. Service was quite prompt, and our sandwiches,... More 

Thank Mary G
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A quick stop while driving north along the coast. Casual diner with displaying posters for an annual jazz and blues festival and plenty of surf photos. An interesting mix of traditional (loco moco), local (catch of the day) and contemporary (soy smoothies and chai tea). Attracts both locals and tourists. Moderately priced. Friendly albeit casual staff with good service. Highly... More 

Thank pflepsep
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Since we were staying in a resort at Waikoloa, everything around that area is on the expensive side and lacking the local flavours. Saw this place while driving up the coast. It's cosy and has some interesting menu items (including various forms of loco moco!). Cheap, hearty food.

Thank ZeMeke

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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$5 - US$12
Hawaiian, American, International
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Below The Seafood Bar, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-1188
Casual full service family restaurant and ice cream/shave ice shop. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Serving continental, pacific rim, local, american, and other favorite cuisines. Featuring specialty favorites such as Blackened Ono Plate or Salad, Tropical Island Salads, Fish Taco, Kalua Pig & Cabbage, Homemade Veggie Burger,Teriyaki Beef or Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich,Loco Moco Plates, and other popular dishes. Also specializing in local made ice cream, gelato, and sorbet by Tropical Dreams. We have indoor airconditioned seatings, Outdoor Seatings, and also take-out.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?