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Hee Fat General Store

4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6169
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Ranked #3 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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New Orleans
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I almost passed on having a shaved ice on our trip to Hawaii. The trip was winding down, and we didn't have much time left. However, I decided to stop at Hee Fat General Store on our way through Kapa'a and try a cup. I decided on the "Lava Flow", which is a three flavor concoction of coconut, pineapple and... More

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Best shaved ice on Kauai. very friendly staff. delicious treat on a hot day. very reasonably priced.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having read about Hee Fat on TripAdvisor, when my friend and I visited Kauai for the first time, I told her we must go in to try the shave ice -- and we are both glad that we did! As others said, the shave ice is fluffy and cool without ever becoming icy, and the servers were quite accommodating. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Okay, this is the BEST shave ice on the island by far - and the best I've tasted anywhere else for that matter. They shave the ice so fine, it's like fluffy snow and it never gets hard or icy. Highly recommend vanilla ice cream on the bottom and snow-cap on top (sweetened condensed milk). Truly addictive and worth the... More

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Mesa, Az
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I had to taste many of the shaved ice stands (6) all over the Island. This place had the best in my opinion. The taste was the best and cost about half of what the other places charge. We had the Valcano with macadamia nut icecream on the bottom. Worth every bite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great natural flavors and huge portions made Hee Fat's shave ice an essential stop after every hike.

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Denver, CO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Believe all the great reviews- it's pretty awesome. My husband and I shared a lava flow with macadamia nut ice cream. It was the perfect size and such a nice refreshing treat. It was light years away from the shave ice treat of my childhood. If you're in Kauai definitely stop by and treat yourself!

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

to learn to eat healthy! Stores like this are far too numerous in America. They are unhealthy, and a waste of time entering. Americans need to wake up and "smell the roses" ! i-Hop is a good rrestaurant. AMerica needs more food chains like i-Hop.

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Tuscaloosa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was one of my "must dos" on my list for vacation. We were happy when we saw the old wooden sign hanging from the walk. When we walked in, our bubble was busted. There's lots of "Made in China souvenirs". We were hoping for more of a local market atmosphere. The kids got their shaved ice and I my... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I am probably not the best judge of shave ice as this one the only one we had on the island. But man it was good. We both got the organic/homemade fruit syrups instead of the traditional ones, and ice cream on the bottom. They were pricey but huge. The store that counter was in was nice, too, if you... More

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