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5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
(808)826-6659
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10:30 am - 6:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch
Description: Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as...
Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as well as ice cream & milkshakes to our wonderful customers! Many flavor options available! Ask about our special combinations which are shave ice over a scoop of ice cream and add a sno-cap on top to make it even more heavenly! Located in the heart of Historic Hanalei Town right next door to Bubba's Burgers. Stop by for a refreshing, delicious shave ice today! Open Every Day! Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday.
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  • 28
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best shave ice in Hanalei - probably

We spent a lot of the holiday trying different places for shave ice. We like it sickly sweet, not too large, rainbow colours and with macadamia nut ice cream - this is the business!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

All shave ice is good and necessary after a hot day at the beach. We tried 4. This was our favorite in Hanalei. Shaded seating can be a bit scarce though but there are worse problems in the world.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nothing special. Decent ice cream to cool you off. Got the kids some ice cream from here had to wait a bit though. For som reason they can get shave ice out quicker than scooping up ice cream.

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the first shave ice I've ever had and it was delicious!! One customer highly recommended the Bali Hai, which was shave ice with macadamia nut ice cream under it. So, the second visit there I took his recommendation and it was GREAT!! A must when in Hanalei!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went to Jojos shave ice which was sorta good but then we came here one night and we had the best shave ice ever now we come here every night we are near I definitely recommend it

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the smaller portions for the same typical shave ice price on the island. The ice was well prepared, light and fluffy, instead of snow-cone-esque, as some of the industrial machines render the ice. However, I give the poor as not only is the portion small, they don't flavor the ice twice like the good places do, by packing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent a lot of the holiday trying different places for shave ice. We like it sickly sweet, not too large, rainbow colours and with macadamia nut ice cream - this is the business!

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Smithtown
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Awesome ices, but as it is hand-made as you wait, expect to wait a bit to get your favorite flavor combo - mine was macadamia nut ice cream with root beer ice on top..

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went for the shave ice, but loved the staff working there. They were so happy and full of joy. By the way, the shave ice is the best we've ever had! There is a reason the line is long!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It sounds like an odd combination to have shave ice over ice cream but it was fabulous! My kids have been wishing for some Hawaiian shave ice just one more time. We went there several times during our vacation and highly recommend Shave Ice Paradise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love shaved Ice especially for the multiflavors. Their rainbow flavor was $6 and the single flavors are $4. It was good, but expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: (808)826-6659

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as well as ice cream & milkshakes to our wonderful customers! Many flavor options available! Ask about our special combinations which are shave ice over a scoop of ice cream and add a sno-cap on top to make it even more heavenly! Located in the heart of Historic Hanalei Town right next door to Bubba's Burgers. Stop by for a refreshing, delicious shave ice today! Open Every Day! Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 am

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