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4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6169
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Shave Ice

You have to get the shaved ice. It's what everyone is talking about. Don't miss out. You'll thank me later.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Tom S
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You have to get the shaved ice. It's what everyone is talking about. Don't miss out. You'll thank me later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've had Shave Ice on other islands and even in Wisconsin. This is by far the best I have ever had. Yes, it is fluffy. Yes, the macadamian nut ice cream can become an addiction. The best thing of all is that they offer natural syrup options. It does cost a touch more, but so far every flavor I have... More 

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Minnesota
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28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Got some nice tee shirts for souvenirs here and Hawaiian salt and spices to bring home. Shave ice served here is delish!! Benches outside for enjoying this cold treat!! Very friendly staff!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First shave ice stop on Kauai and it was good! Only wish they had a tiny size, but I managed through Lemon. Mango, passion fruit YUM!

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Best shaved ice! Lots of great flavors on top of ice cream, the flavors were amazing, it was a great refreshing treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

During my one week stay in Kauai I had shaved ice in two places Hee Fat General Store and Princeville Shaved Ice. Hands down without a doubt Hee Fat General Store was the better of the two. The consistency of the shaved ice at Hee Fat was that of dry snow on a powder day (for you skiers out there... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Hee Fat's was our introduction to the world of Hawaiian shave ice, and it's doubtful we'll ever have a more refreshing treat. This isn't (as some folks assume) a snow cone. It's much fluffier and lighter, and infinitely more delicious. The Lava Flow seems the No. 1 choice here owing to macadamia nut ice cream as a secret ingredient, but... More 

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Canby, Oregon, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was the best shaved ice we had on the island. The ice was light and fluffy and the perfect foil for the fresh fruit syrups.The flavors were amazing.

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Alma, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The guide books are accurate--best shave ice we've had in our 4 trips to Kauai and the Big Island. Also, check out the dried fruit sold in the the store, along with a variety of fun gifts.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We tried the shave ice here per the recommendation from the Kaua'i Guidebook. Totally worth it....we had it TWICE during our trip and brought our friends back the second time. So tasty and perfect for a hot day!

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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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