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Shave Ice Paradise

5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
(808)826-6659
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Ranked #9 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $8
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert
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.
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The World
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309 reviews 309 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Shave Ice Paradise (5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 9671, (808) 826-6659). It was a snow cone and too sweet. We chose what Kauai Revealed suggested: rainbow with mango, pineapple, guava and watermelon over macadamia nut ice cream. The flavors had no taste—no flavor at all. The ice cream had tiny pieces of nuts but no macadamia nut flavor. For $6... More

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Seattle
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great stand with great flavors. Much better than Jo Jo's across the street and $1.50 cheaper (although the latter serves a bigger shave ice...but not $1.50 more). I have to admit, to some people's ridicule, the I am like my shave ice without ice cream. Never had it that way growing up. Never have it that way now. So, for... More

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Montreal, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went there 3-4 times with a week stay in Hanalei, there are plenty of flavors, you can add a scoop of ice cream underneath your treat, mix multiple flavors. The lychee is right on the taste, but the other fruits sampled we're definitely hitting the mark as well.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Their macadamia nut milkshake was one of the highlights of our vacation. During our 7-day stay I think we ordered 5 of them. Head's-up that it's a bit expensive ($7ish). We weren't a fan of the shaved ice - it was pretty similar to a slushy on the mainland, but with ice cream on the bottom - but apparently everyone... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped here two times even though we were staying on the complete opposite side of the island. Refreshing, delicious and wonderful staff.

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Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband raved about the $6.00 blue hawaiian with macadamia ice cream on the bottom! Had to go back for another round on another day! Cash only! Right there in Hanalei Bay by Bubba's Burgers! Lines can be long.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stop here on your way home from spending a day at Tunnels Beach. You'll arrive in Hanalei before the kids in the car fall asleep! Shave ice is a refreshing treat. I'm not a fan of snow cones, and shave ice is NOT similar to a snow cone. I liked the guava flavor with a scoop of macadamia nut ice... More

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MD
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nothing like ice cold shaved ice on a hot day! This is so refreshing to eat....you need to stop here!

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Shave I, Public Relations Manager at Shave Ice Paradise, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. Also thank you for stopping by, we are glad you enjoyed our shave ice and hope visit again. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @shave_ice_paradise Thank, you More

Virginia, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is right next to Bubba burger in Hanalei a town Center, so there is usually a line. There shave ice is generous and well-made, and you can get it with or without ice cream. I prefer it with. I loved their "Bali Hai Sunset", which was a shave Ice with Mango, strawberry and (I think) Guava? On top... More

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Shave I, Public Relations Manager at Shave Ice Paradise, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback we really appreciate it. We will defiantly consider looking into our pineapple flavored syrup. We actually don't make our syrup but order it. We will see what we can do, thanks again for sporting our business. More

Mission Viejo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a must after a day of sun and snorkeling ( or shopping ;) ! It's good to the last drop - add the MAC ice cream in the middle - its worth it ! You can not get this anywhere else in the world ...

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Shave I, Public Relations Manager at Shave Ice Paradise, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed our shave ice and ice cream. Thanks again for sporting our business, if you want, feel free to follow us on Instagram @shave_ice_paradise More

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