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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 pm
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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: Dessert
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 73
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Must try shave ice in Kauai

We liked this place although I found it to be a bit expensive. I noticed that other places had different size options, while Shave Ice Paradise didn't. I enjoyed my shave ice very much but I think there are better options around the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Sophie T
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great flavors (when they had the syrup), great ice cream choices (if they had any in stock), and nice serving size (if JoJo's across the street is closed). Surly service, but I would be the same if I was stuck in a little hotbox when everyone else was coming from the beach! Overall, its shaved ice -- but just average.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The line is long and the ice plus a ice cream cost $6. Is very very syrupy sweet. Suggest going next door and try the coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We liked this place although I found it to be a bit expensive. I noticed that other places had different size options, while Shave Ice Paradise didn't. I enjoyed my shave ice very much but I think there are better options around the island.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We’ve been going to Shave Ice Paradise for years & have always enjoyed it. Yes, the one (& only) size offered is a little pricey, but that’s standard in Hanalei. They have a decent number of flavors & pre-made combinations, but the best part is the mac-nut ice cream on the bottom – So good! It’s usually pretty crowded, but... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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128 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here because the other place we wanted to go to was closed. It was different that there is only one size but there was sufficient "juice" put on the ice. The ice was shaved after we ordered. It was ok.

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Glendale, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very expensive for shave ice and just one size. The ice was fine but did clump a little bit. The syrup was ok but the snow cap (condensed milk) was not very good per our kids as compared to other places. Too thick and creamy for shave ice. In fact, daughter did not even finish her shave ice! Not much... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A lot of flavors! The young kids that work there are rude. The shaved ice is fine and not chunky, just like it should be but isn't most places.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

there are a lot of favors but let's be honest there's nothing better than ice cream. Even when it's hot shaved ice doesn't satisfy the way ice cream can. You likely won't be disappointed by the shaved ice but it's nothing to go out of your way for

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New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You can't visit HI and not try Shave Ice, right? This was in the right place at the right time. There's a beach vaca vibe to the area, plus some overpriced shops, and it's in Puff The Magic Dragon town, afterall ... But maybe it just isn't fun to work at a Shave Ice place. We tipped well, hoping to... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Pretty tasty but, in truth, just flavored sugar water. Don't know what I expected, but I won't do it again.

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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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