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Ici Ice Cream Shop

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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
510-665-6054
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
efficient and delicious

I'd read about Ici, and as an ice cream obsessive, had to try it when in Berkeley. I was afraid my family would turn around as soon as they saw the line out the door (we visited on a Friday night), but I prevailed and we were all glad we gave Ici a chance. Though there was a line, servers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
bertha1223
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Virginia
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best ever ice cream -- very creative flavors and extremely kind and friendly wait staff. Don't be afraid of the line-- it moves quickly and once you taste these frozen confections-- you'll understand.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'd read about Ici, and as an ice cream obsessive, had to try it when in Berkeley. I was afraid my family would turn around as soon as they saw the line out the door (we visited on a Friday night), but I prevailed and we were all glad we gave Ici a chance. Though there was a line, servers... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The affogato here is outstanding and many of the other flavors are not far behind. The wait can be long but it is definitely worth it. Plus the staff make every effort to expedite the line.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We enjoyed the flavors and variety, including the hand made cones, but the cost for just one small scoop was too high. We would go back, but might have to save up first.

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is not your average ice cream parlor type ice cream so if you're looking for big scoops of generic flavors ala Fentons, this is probably not for you. Ici has a different variety of flavors everyday, only 11, but I can always find something appealing. The quality is more like a homemade ice cream and it's not cheap but... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This may be the best ice cream in Berkeley. Now granted I am a huge fan of Fenton's in Oakland. But Ici and Fenton's are as different as, say, Berkeley and Oakland! Ici has the most creative, flavors I have seen since traveling in Rio. And what they lack in terms of ability to serve the crowds (maybe take a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After waiting on line for ages for what was supposed to be amazing ice cream, I couldn't believe how bad this ice cream was. It should be called "Icy", not Ici, because it tasted like sweet ice. You'd be much better off with Haagen Dasz or Ben & Jerry's from a supermarket.

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Granite Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Not much variety, but OK. The coffee ice cream sandwich was pretty good, but expensive and small. The Salt and Straw ice cream place in Portland is much better

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Twain Harte, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What am interesting place. If you love unique flavors this is the place to go. I am not a big ice cream enthusiast but the flavors they produce attracts even me! Check it out!! 😃

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Benicia, California
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-665-6054

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
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

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