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Ici Ice Cream Shop

2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
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Ranked #53 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
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Benicia, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Awesome gelato. Burnt caramel is spectacular. It's a 20 minute walk from the Claremont, but the walk is pleasant if a bit hilly on the return.

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Tahoe City, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was in the Berkeley area last Saturday. After dinner, we wanted frozen yogurt or ice cream to tops things off. My son had previously attended school here and knew of Ici's. We decided to give it a try. First thing, be prepared for a bit of a wait. Ours was about 15 minutes. They can only handle so many people... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I knew I wanted to visit Ici's long before I came to Cal. Their favors are unique and taste great! The line is usually long, but the ice cream is worth the wait. If you're in Elmwood, check out the rest of the area - there are a lot of awesome places!

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San Francisco, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Location: Whoa where are we at the club? Is there a bottle service line we can cut through lmfao, you won't miss it with it's cute ici gold sign above the store and the crazy line that is out the door and past the two other restaurants! Customer Service: Great, they are very patient especially because it's a small ice... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is a line out the door all through the year. There is nowhere to sit, except for a couple of benches. However, despite having to wait for 15 to 30 minutes to reach the counter, people flock to Ici. It must be the ice cream, always imaginatively created from fresh fruits and spices, in amazing combinations. Once the customer... More 

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Great White North
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friend insisted I try this place as she kept raving about the ice cream. We were lucky enough to find street parking around the corner from the place and when we walked up the first thing I noticed was the velvet rope in front and my friend told me there are usually line-ups. Thankfully there wasn't one when we... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The line for this place can be super long. It is not really worth the wait. But it is definitely an interesting place to try at least once (only if the line is short). Some of the flavors are just strange

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McAllen Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Long line but that was entertaining Met some neat souls while waiting my turn. I got honey lavender and it was worth the wait I'll try another one before I leave the area

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From Here to There
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Why in the world would anyone choose to wait in a line on the sidewalk next to a velvet rope for a scoop of ice cream?! I suppose curiosity killed the cat, and this place sees a lot of cats. The ice cream is average, at best...too sugary sweet without much flavor. The faux froufrou decor is neither comfortable nor... More 

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I honestly do not understand the appeal of this place. I've now tried Ici twice, joining the ever-present line which moves pretty slowly, but that's ok, as it does give you the opportunity to peruse that day's selection of flavors. And the flavor combinations are very interesting and unique which is, I suppose, one thing that keeps people coming back.... More 

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Additional Information about Ici Ice Cream Shop

Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
Phone Number: 510-665-6054
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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