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Hee Fat General Store

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4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6169
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best shave ice in Hawaii by far!

This was my first shave ice and I was blown away. Then I had one in Poipu and it was subpar. Hee Fat spoiled me and I had to go back before I left the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first shave ice and I was blown away. Then I had one in Poipu and it was subpar. Hee Fat spoiled me and I had to go back before I left the island.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My spouse is a shaved ice fanatic and she rated this as one of the two best she has tried. The ice cream option on the bottom makes a grand experience sublime. Parking on the street can be difficult so look behind the stores. The flavor combinations the suggest are very good to they are open to modification.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went for shaved ice with high expectations due to prior reviews, and we were not at all disappointed! The real fruit syrups were light yet flavorful, and the suggested flavor combos served over ice cream were incredible. Highly recommended.

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Sonoita,AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We like shaved ice and theirs was DELISH! Able to try different flavors on same softly shaved ice cone.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Can only comment on the shaved ice. It was the best I have ever had. I especially enjoyed the treat at the bottom of the cup. Can't remember it's exact name but it was strawberry, pineapple, and coconut flavored ice. The ice was shaved so thin that it melted super fast but didn't give a brain freeze. Definitely would recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is the best shave ice I've had anywhere for two reasons: 1) the ice is so finely shaven as to have the lightest texture 2) the natural syrup is the bomb. You will think it's too big, you will share it with whomever you are with, and then 4 minutes later, you will both be staring sadly at the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We came back twice because we loved this shave ice so much! The texture is light and fluffy, and so refreshing on a hot day. You've gotta get it with ice cream on the bottom - it adds a creaminess that goes deliciously with your flavor of choice!

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Berkeley, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

In principle, shave ice is simple, and yet it is the simple things that are often hardest to get right. I am looking for ice that has been finely shaved and has the texture of a lightly compacted snowball made from freshly fallen snow. I am looking for syrups that have an intense flavor, and are added in just the... More 

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San Diego
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We tried the shave ice here because it was recommended in the tour book. It was really good and very soft and fruity. We stopped at a couple other places on the island to look at theirs and ended up coming back here each time. It is so much better here and priced really well. Definitely the best on the... More 

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Palmdale, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Got medium Lava flow shaved ice with macadamia nut Ice cream in bottom of cup. It was huge, could not finish it all! Very good! A short wait, about 6 people in front of us. Nice bench on sidewalk to finish it and people watch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 823-6169

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  • Cuisine: Dessert

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