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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 #2 of 102 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
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95% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Believe everything good about the shave ice here, because all the good reviews are 100% true!! Plus, the prices are very reasonable (hard to come by on Kauai). Be sure to get ice cream on the bottom, because 1) delicious and 2) it's vacation so why not? Two shave ices with ice cream: $9.

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Nixa, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We tried several shave ice places while we were here and came back to Hee-Fat. The consistency of their ice is like snow rather than a snow cone. Great!!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We really liked the shaved ice here. I believe it is the best on the island. Lots of flavors and you must get it with ice cream. We probably stopped here 3 times during the week on the island.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We got shave ice at Hee Fat after Ono Ono ran out of ice down the street. First thing I noticed was the lack of traffic in the store, despite Kapaa's typical busy foot traffic. The two staff said they'd been busier earlier, and made our shave ices in good time. Cost a bit higher than Ono's, and portions a... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a big fan of shaved ice normally, but this place is it!!! The ice is so creamy , how they accomplish that is a mystery. And the syrup they use was not as sugary as in other locations. I got the volcano eruption , with the ice cream on the bottom. I was intrigued by previous reviews. OMG!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Best shaved ice on the island. We tried a few others, this is the best. Went everyday on. Our vacation. Customer service is wonderful as well.

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Austin, Texas (We're full...so come visit, then leave)
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There's another shave ice place just down the street, but this place is much better! Usually no wait and they have trinkets and whatnot to browse while waiting for a huge bowl of deliciousness. Highly recommended.

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Keller, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was our favorite shave ice on Kauai. I loved the texture of their ice...not too soft, but not too crunchy either. Their lava flow is really good, or you can create your own custom treat. They have a nice selection of flavors and ice creams and the shop itself has a lot of nice things to look at while... More

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Richland, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed in Kapaa and my kids walked to Hee Fat several days just for shave ice! We loved it too. I had the Lava Flow. It was very good but I wasn't a fan of the ice cream. The flavor of the ice cream was good but I personally do no like chunks of nuts (tiny but still there)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to Hee Fat twice in our five days on the island and wish we could have squeezed on more visits. The texture of the ice is amazing and we loved the real fruit syrups. Best of all they were extremely fast and efficient (and charming) with our group of 10!

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