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Ici Ice Cream Shop

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Dessert, Ice Cream
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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
510-665-6054
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Today
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Good but pricey

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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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
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream
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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