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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 #8 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $8
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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84% Recommend
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Denver, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Portion size is OK, flavors OK, and you can have ice cream on the bottom. But, go to Hee Fat in Kapaa for better ice.

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Elk Grove, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Located in the lovely town of Hanalei, this place serves good shave ice. The ice is finely shaved and they have lots of choices for toppings…my favorites are guava, mango and passion fruit with snowcap. There are tables nearby so you can sit and enjoy the scenery and your tropical treat.

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stopped here every day after lunch (trying to loose the weight now!!). Their product is great, and every single person that served us had a smile and seemed to appreciate our business. I don't think that this is a "Christian" business, but most of the employees come from a local bible college and make no secret of their faith.... More

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College Station, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Best Shave Ice ever! Loved the shave ice and being able to sit at the picnic tables to eat it. Very relaxing.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Friendly service, great flavor combinations. Must get the mac nut ice cream on the bottom! Remembered this location 2 years ago and drive by to sample the shave ice in Hanalei.

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Fairport, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We went here twice. Very good shave ice - for after a hike or if you stop for lunch in Ching Young village. They also have a lot of flavors and picnic tables to sit and enjoy. You can't beat the views and "atmosphere" of this area - small town perfection in paradise!

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I remember enjoying snow cones in the Midwest circa 1960's. These crushed icy sweet treats have all but disappeared in the Midwest (at least in my limited world), so imagine my excitement in seeing a reasonable facsimile in Hawaii: Shaved Ice. Actually, instead of a cone of icy flavored pebbles and a giant straw, Hawaiian shaved ice is more like... More

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Loomis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Local juice used with no corn syrup. Huge portion that needs to be consumed not while you are trying to drive... one of the reasons for really messy rental cars. No trip to the islands is complete without plate lunch and of course Hawaiian Shaved Ice.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is the first place we stop when we get on the island. Sublime milkshake. Turned us into macadamia nut lovers. My husband has been trying to recreate their delicious shakes back home, that's how good those shakes are. Their shaved ice ain't so bad either! I've heard you can also do a combined shaved ice/ice cream but have never... More

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Sacramento, California
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247 reviews 247 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Wonderful variety of flavors. The ice itself was smooth and finely ground. So many flavor varieties; the staff was really helpful - great options and flavor combinations.

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