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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bad ice cream

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
DavidBohm
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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156 reviews 156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Senior Reviewer
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 1 - 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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