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Kawaihae Shopping Ctr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-882-1109
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best shave ice on the island!

I think this is the best shave ice on the Big Island. The flavorings are not sickly sweet like at some other shave ice places and the ice cream is fabulous! Especially good flavors are Pina Colada, mango, watermelon and raspberry. For ice cream, the coconut ice cream is amazing with fabulous fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
RYC88
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I think this is the best shave ice on the Big Island. The flavorings are not sickly sweet like at some other shave ice places and the ice cream is fabulous! Especially good flavors are Pina Colada, mango, watermelon and raspberry. For ice cream, the coconut ice cream is amazing with fabulous fresh coconut in it. The white chocolate chunk... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While staying at the Mauna Kea resort this was just five minutes up the road. What a great stop! We had this the first night after a long trip from the east coast and came back twice more during the trip. Coconut shaved ice with snow cap was the overall favorite for the family. My personal favorite was the POG... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nuff said..... This is a great place for a shave ice. Stop and get some. Price and value are great. You will be glad you pulled over.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We took a ride all the way up to Hawi, and on the way down, we wanted something for a cool snack. So we pulled in here. Glad that we did! We each got a double scoop bowl of chocolate decadence and lillikoi cheesecake. Two great flavors in one bowl! I have never had such good ice cream. Wish that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
689 helpful votes 689 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped by for some ice cream and shave ice...same great quality and flavors. The ice creams are excellent...caramel mac nut and white chocolate ginger mac nut are our favorites. Put some under the shave ice for an extra treat. The ice is finely shaved, not gritty like a mainland snow cone. The ball of shaved ice is carefuly crafted in... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

relaxing, sometime crowded near the harbour. Enjoy the local artists works while eating maybe you'll even find something you want to purchase. Recommend reservations if 4 or more and you don't want to eat until after 6pm..

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Seattle, Washington
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62 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Didn't think we would ever find great shaved ice on Kona (once we found Ululani on Maui) but persistence paid off. Anuenue Ice Cream and Shaved Ice was wonderful, fresh and not too sweet. The teens loved the more standard fruit flavors, wedding cake, kid friendly shaved ice, while the adults ventured into ginger lemongrass with caramel mac nut ice... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You hear a lot about shave ice when visiting Hawaii and it varies in quality. This is the real deal. Don't miss it. Tons of terrific fresh tasting flavors. Don't miss the ginger lemongrass. They also serve the ice cream brand ( I forget the name) made right on the Big Island. The Kona coffee ice cream is the best... More 

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Temecula, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is still the best ice cream I have ever had. One of my favorites is the mac nut white chocolate ginger. Another is the Kona Mud pie. I go several times on one vacation.

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Lakewood, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

It was warm, decided to try it out, anywhere there's a line is a good place to try. The Shave Ice are Ono, any flavor, make sure you Snow Cap it, they pour Condensed Milk over it. And the young man was very nice. The prices you can't beat, for the 4 of us was around $12, great!

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  • Address: Kawaihae Shopping Ctr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-882-1109

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