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“Best Shave Ice Ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$8
Cuisines: Fast food, Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: All Shave Ice is Not Created Equal... We specialize in and are passionate about serving the BEST shave ice! Now open for 5 years, we have rapidly become recognized as the top shave ice shop in Maui and one of the top 3 shave ice shops in ALL of Hawaii! We are known for the softest ice (comparable to Waiola's on Oahu), the best tasting flavors (we make 100% of our flavors using premium fruit purees, fresh fruits (when available), extracts, and concentrates from Hawaii and all across the United States), and warm friendly service with true ALOHA spirit! We specialize in our tropical fruit flavors. Our mango, coconut, pineapple, lilikoi (passion fruit), and guava taste like biting into the fresh fruit itself. From the filtered water to the premium gourmet Roselani's Ice Cream to the homemade mochi and azuki add-ons, we have thought through every detail of the shave ice to provide the BEST tasting shave ice possible! Get rid of any preconceived notions of what a shave ice or snow cone is like.....this takes shave ice beyond the highest level imaginable!
Maryland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Shave Ice Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

My wife absolutely loves Ululani's Shave Ice better than any other shave ice from Maui, Kauai or Oahu. The ice is very soft, but still icy, and the flavors are the most authentic fruit flavors. Top it off with snow cap and it's the best shave ice one can have. If you prefer, you can also add ice cream on the bottom.

Our favorite flavors combination is lilikoi (passion fruit), mango & strawberry. When we add ice cream, we like the haupia (coconut) ice cream, which was surprising, since my wife is not a big fan of coconut, but she liked their ice cream.

They now have 3 locations; two in Lahaina very close to each other, and both open until 10pm, and one in Kahului near the airport, open until 6pm.

The small size was enough to be shared by two as a dessert following dinner.

  • Visited February 2012
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best shave ice on Maui!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Unbelievably soft and fluffy shave ice with fabulously fresh and vibrant flavors. The Kahului location in a strip mall on Dairy Road leaves much to be desired, but the Lahaina locations have much more atmosphere and the staff there are much nicer. They will walk you through your options and explain why they poke holes in the shave ice (because it's so fine the syrup won't penetrate it otherwise). They have two locations on Front Street for a reason -- they are really the best! Make sure you get their frequent buyer card.

Visited January 2012
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Or E gun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Shave Ice...ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Vast Alpine sized mounds of the finest shaved ice. Custom made syrups that actually don't leave your mouth looking like a tie-dying accident, nor feeling sick to your stomach from all that sickly sweet syrup.
This location is perfect for that first taste of the islands after arriving or the final aloha before returning to the airport.

A great variety of flavors, three sizes, and the ever popular "snow cap" and ice cream center options.

Visited December 2011
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Haiku, Hawaii
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

This has to be the best shave ice on the island, lots of flavors and goodies to add. Try the azuki beans!

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“The best shaved ice in Maui.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I was in Hawaii for a week and tried 5 different shaved ice places in Maui and Kona. But this place is by far the BEST I had. It seemed a bit pricey at first, but it's well worth it. The flavor list is extensive and the tastes are very natural. The ice itself is so finely shaved like powder snow. Highly recommend!!

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