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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
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
decent flavor

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
dil345
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Georgetown, Texas
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dessert
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
30 helpful votes 30 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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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381 reviews 381 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 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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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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