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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: Lunch, Drinks, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mac nut shakes are the best

Slow service due to a busy Saturday. One employee working at maximum speed. Saw customers walk off. Too bad as it is well worth the wait. Wonderful shave ice with condensed milk. Will return

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Deborah B
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here every year for their shave ice, it is the best! I always get the Rainbow with Macadamia nut ice cream. They have improved the seating out on the grass and added more tables so no more standing around. Highly recommend when passing through Hanalei.

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Thank Pam D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is definitely the place to grab breakfast if you are in Hanalei bay. Fresh baked bread, creative egg dishes and absolutely wonderful coffee

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Thank Joe Z
Quincy, Illinois
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It's fun picking out one of three ice creams: macadamia nut, chocolate or vanilla. Then watch them make the shave ice ball to go on top. You can select up to four syrups to pour over it. They are helpful with suggestions, but also willing to allow you to "experiment." Generous portions, too..

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Thank Patrice518
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Hawaiian shave ice is always a must when on the islands! Shave Ice Paradise in Hanalei, Kauai is a great stop on the north shore. The shave ice is excellent, prices are decent, & the employees are friendly!

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Thank Scarlkj
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Slow service due to a busy Saturday. One employee working at maximum speed. Saw customers walk off. Too bad as it is well worth the wait. Wonderful shave ice with condensed milk. Will return

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Thank Deborah B
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

First off I have to say the Macadamia nut milkshake was delicious and not like anything I have had before. Also the shaved ice was great and from growing up in Louisiana I would say this place would rival a New Orleans Snowball! The service was great with very friendly nice staff.

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Thank vlemoine3
Illinois
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We visited in October, 2015, and received the best service. The couple who served us were so very kind and showed us much Hawaiian aloha. We went on a late Saturday morning. There are many combinations of shave ice here. There are over 20 flavors, such as banana, coconut, guava, li hing mui (sweet Asian plum), orange, vanilla, cherry, coffee,... More 

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Thank MidwesternCrew
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Enjoyed the Bali Hai Sunset shaved ice. One with extra mango. The flavors dance on your taste buds as the delicately shaved ice melts away. The sweetness of the Li Hing Mui is like nectar from the Gods. You'll love it. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Shannon made us feel so welcome, as if we were regular customers.... More 

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Thank Rose P
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Best shave ice on Kauai, in my opinion. Won't miss a trip to the island without making the drive to Shave Ice Paradise! Make sure you get it with the Macadamia Nut ice cream. Yum!

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Thank jetstamper
Sandwich, MA
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Grabbed some shave ice to cool down. Can get 4 flavors. Also have option with ice cream beneath shave ice, which we didn't partake. Enjoyed every bite.

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Thank Travel-to-you-Drop

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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, Families with children

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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