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Hawaiian Blizzard

Outside Big Save supermarket, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #26 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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San Diego, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a small Shave Ice stand outside the Big Save store. Aaron is the guy that makes the shave ice and all of the syrups. There no ice cream, red beans, or fancy toppings, but if you stick around and enjoy the experience you'll understand why people come here. You'll see locals that stop by for their "regular" shave... More

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Northville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Aaron, the owner is one of the nicest people you will ever meet! He makes a fantastic shave ice! We went to a couple other places, but they did not match up to his! He makes his own syrup and it is a toss up as to which is the best. The blue vanilla, coconut, and pineapple with the snow... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We read about this shave ice stand in our Kauai tour book and we are sooo glad we tried it. Took a couple of turn arounds to find but it was worth the searching. The gentleman was very friendly and even have us some recommendations of other good local finds. We plan on returning before we leave.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were hot, sticky and thirsty...to borrow a quote from a famous beer advert...'this ice shave refreshes the parts no other ice shave reaches'. We went back the next day and he remembered what we had ordered the previous day. Thank you Levi (Photographic Tours) for the recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

First trip to Kauai and in the last 10 days have hit about 12 shave Ice stands. If not for a tour guide "Levi" on a photo tour we would have missed Hawaiian Blizzard! Thanks Levi as this was the best we have had...by far! Don't think we can beat the treat at this little stand. Coming back for 2nds... More

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We found this place on TripAdvisor so we checked it out. The owner is a super kind man, who is a Christian. He sets up shop outside on the side of a building. He is very clean and neat about his set up. I enjoyed the Li Hing Mui flavor Ice. If you want to enjoy Shave Ice (no 'd')... More

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

this is not your typical shave ice place. it's in a small run down shopping center and only open around 1:30pm weekdays and weather dependent. the owner is a very nice man, a Christian and a good heart. It's not the best shave ice ever but it's definitely worth it.

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Earth
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261 reviews 261 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have driven to that address especially, only to find out that it's not a shop and that there is no ice cream. Don't be fooled by the fact that he has a web site and pictures. In a poor shopping center, outside a closed and empty shop, the owner of that so called "business" hangs on the wall outside... More

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Portland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I made it my mission to try as many different shave ice places as possible. I was on Kauai for 5 days and managed to try 4 shave ice shops. This place was tops with wishing well in Hanalei coming in second. His ice is fluffy! Not one chip. There is no ice cream here so if you want that... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We found Aaron the first time in Kapa'a town two years ago. We made sure to go back this time. He is only there 1:30-5 on weekdays but it is always worth the trip. We stopped 3 times this trip. He is now around the corner from the store but facing Kuhio Hwy now... easier to see from the road.... More

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