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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
Great Shave Ice

The shave ice had a great fluffy texture and they had lots of good flavors. The store is also fun to shop around in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kandice H
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Springville, Utah
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Plano, TX, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I toured Hee Fat General Store after having breakfast at Olympic Cafe which is on the second floor above it. I found this to be a "tourist trip" general store carrying mostly tourist clothing and accessories and souvenirs and postcards. Most of the merchandise proved to be available at other vendors for less. I needed a cap so bought a... More 

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The shave ice had a great fluffy texture and they had lots of good flavors. The store is also fun to shop around in.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We tried several shave ice during our 10 day stay. This was by far, way better than any other. Fluffy ice and natural syrups. So tasty!

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Hamilton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good shave ice, with a variety of flavors. Of course, get MacNut ice cream in the bottom. Nice, well appointed store with shopping options ranging from Red Dirt Shirts and other tourist apparel, to gourmet salts and seasonings. You'll pay a bit more to shop in one of the best toursity stores in Kapaa, but it's not unreasonable. Very freindly... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Simply the best shave ice we've had on any island (been to Oahu and Maui also). The texture of the ice and the flavor of the syrups are superior to any other. Huge size and good amount of ice cream on the bottom and "snow cap" of melted ice cream on top. Drove to Kapa'a just to get some! Hawaiian... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is an interesting shop. You can buy some staples as well as interesting things to bring back for gifts. The best reason to stop here is the shave ice...fabulous! They have lots of favors to choose from including all natural juice flavors. Have one with either Macadamia nut or vanilla ice cream at the bottom and a "snow cap"... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Get you Shave Ice here - it's the best on the island! They have special blends, or just go traditional. Kids sizes available too! Yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tried multiple locations for Shave Ice this trip and in my prior trips to Kauai and found that Hee Fat is the best. Amazing flavors and light texture of the ice (try the Hawaiian Sunrise and the Lava Flow...both are awesome). Came back multiple times on our way thru Kapaa. Only downside is lack of seating, but I will gladly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have always been a bit underwhelmed by sugary sweet shave ice but the delicious version served at Hee Fat changed everything. Be sure to spring for the real fruit syrups. The servings are HUGE so it may be fine to share. The only down side is there is really no easily accessible place to sit and enjoy it. The... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Awesome Shave Ice options. We tried the fresh fruit guava large with vanilla ice cream at the bottom. The guava compote was unique and a great alternative to the sweet syrup style of most shave ice offerings.

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  • 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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