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Shave Ice Paradise

5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
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Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $8
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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Tracy, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I found the price to be a little higher than other places on the island. The Bali Hai Sunset was my favorite combination of flavors with vanilla ice cream on the bottom, a sno cap, and Li Hing Mui on the top. Hee Fats in Kapaa was by far my favorite, but Shave Ice Paradise was quite good too.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Shave Ice for me is a MUST when in Hawaii. Living here after college years ago, it became a favorite of mine.... I have my favorite flavors, but I will let you choose your own, but the RAINBOW - again you can't go wrong!!!!! Very friendly staff, so tip the Shave Ice makers, and the fish, You will see, the... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the better places I have been to on The Islands for Shave Ice. I recommend getting Mac Nut Ice Cream with your shave ice.

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Fostoria, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I loved the macadamia nut smoothies as much as the shaved ice. I spent a lot of money at this place. Yummmmmm! When having the shaved ice you might as well splurge. Have mac nut ice cream on bottom have the Hawaii sunset shaved ice with the snow cap. As I said Yummmmmm!

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Amherstburg, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

LOVED the Ice....and they gave you so much! We stopped on our way back from the canyon and it was so refreshing.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Definitely the best shave ice I had on Kauai! Great flavor selection. I was so excited to see Blue Raspberry! But decided to go with the Rainbow. Excellent! They had a lot of Milkshake and ice cream selections as well. Worth the stop.

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The World
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350 reviews 350 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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