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All 39 Hanalei Restaurants

Shave Ice Paradise

5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
(808)826-6659
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Ranked #11 of 39 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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  • English first
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English first
Glendale, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Riverside, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Flavorful shave ice. Better than Jo Jo's. Try it with macadamia nut ice cream. Right next to Bubba Burgers.

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Lodi, ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited on Nov 1st 2014. The syrups taste very artificial. Small serving for the money. Teenagers running the place were too occupied visiting with their friends who were in the way of the service counter, and dancing to music while a long line formed off the deck. Ono Ono in Kapaa is sooo much better. Hanalei suffers from lack of... More 

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Victoria
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212 reviews 212 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

First of all its a buck cheaper than across the street. It is also very nice shave ice. Its all about the flavors and this place has nice flavors, very natural tastes.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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380 reviews 380 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I'd never eaten a shave ice before and decided to try one. Good move! It was delicious, and the guy behind the counter couldn't have been nicer. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it in an instant. Shave ice - like ice cream - only healthier!!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We love their shave ice with vanilla ice cream ... any combination of syrups it's all so delicious. And always a pleasure to enjoy them out front on the grass or picnic benches.

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Additional Information about Shave Ice Paradise

Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
Phone Number: (808)826-6659
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
Cuisine: American

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