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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, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, 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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  • 75
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good Shave Ice

My kids got it and they seemed to enjoy. No coconut cream milk on top like I've gotten at other places - but my kids prefer it without that. Friendly owners.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Alpharetta
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I love shaved Ice especially for the multiflavors. Their rainbow flavor was $6 and the single flavors are $4. It was good, but expensive.

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Morgan Hill, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I don't know how they do it, but after tasting several shave ice, this was the best. The ice doesn't clump or freeze into hard chunks, and there is enough syrup to last all the way to the bottom. The ice remains 'silky', and unclumped until last spoonful. The line is long depending on time of day, BUT it really... More 

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Lakeport, California
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This place is located in an ideal spot in Hanalei so the lines can get very long. Just average in an above average area. For shave ice quality we much prefer others such as Jo-Jo's across the street or our favorite at Hee-Fat general store in Kappa. If it's your only chance to do shave ice with the family while... More 

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Alpharetta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My kids got it and they seemed to enjoy. No coconut cream milk on top like I've gotten at other places - but my kids prefer it without that. Friendly owners.

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Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This small stand in the same large building as Hanalei Coffee Roasters produces a first class macadamia nut milk shake. Sharp flavor and good texture.

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great flavors (when they had the syrup), great ice cream choices (if they had any in stock), and nice serving size (if JoJo's across the street is closed). Surly service, but I would be the same if I was stuck in a little hotbox when everyone else was coming from the beach! Overall, its shaved ice -- but just average.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The line is long and the ice plus a ice cream cost $6. Is very very syrupy sweet. Suggest going next door and try the coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We liked this place although I found it to be a bit expensive. I noticed that other places had different size options, while Shave Ice Paradise didn't. I enjoyed my shave ice very much but I think there are better options around the island.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We’ve been going to Shave Ice Paradise for years & have always enjoyed it. Yes, the one (& only) size offered is a little pricey, but that’s standard in Hanalei. They have a decent number of flavors & pre-made combinations, but the best part is the mac-nut ice cream on the bottom – So good! It’s usually pretty crowded, but... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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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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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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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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