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4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA
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1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This place ruined me

In comparison to the fireworks of Epcot world showcase...once you have an experience like this, it is hard to settle for anything else.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In comparison to the fireworks of Epcot world showcase...once you have an experience like this, it is hard to settle for anything else.

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Seattle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

From the moment you walk in the door, you know this place is special. The owner, Ashley, is the original owner's granddaughter and she has lovingly kept Hansen's looking and tasting they way it has for decades (2015 will be Hansen's 75th anniversary). Same ice grinder that her grandfather engineered in 1939. Knowing that the ice was shaved using the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hansen's Sno-Bliz has been around long enough for my grandma to have enjoyed it as a child. The shop is pretty unassuming. Trust me, it is worth it. The walls are adorned with photos of families enjoying a nectar cream or chocolate snowball. The place is owned by the 3rd Hansen generation, and you can tell she cares about the... More 

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New Orleans
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is in my opinion by far the best snowball in New Orleans. There are a few others in the city that are top caliber but no one has close to the same consistency of ice. Hansen's truly makes sno. They give you a straw but I can never get anything from it, the sno absorbs the juice. The flavors... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Hansen's Sno Bliz several times during our family trip to New Orleans. This place rocks! It is a family owned local establishment that sets THE STANDARD for snowballs. The wait is long and this is because it is so good...but, as we know, good things come to those who wait...I think it is worth it and I hope... More 

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United States
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70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was the best shaved ice I have ever had. There were so many combinations that you could make it was hard to decide. We all chose differently and all enjoyed our choices.

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Dumont, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Originally from Hawaii, I had to try the New Orleans version of shave ice. The product did not disappoint. Melt in your mouth ice and tasty syrups. Unfortunately waiting in the hot sun for an hour put a damper on our experience. Service is friendly but excruciatingly slow. Would I go back again? Yes, but I would not wait if... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the top two I've ever had (other than plum street!) They really do it right. Definitely worth the wait, and the money :)

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Hansen's is not your ordinary sno-ball shop. The ice cold delicacy that they serve here appropriately has its own name (the "sno-bliz") as it is in a class of its own. On a recent weekend visit to New Orleans, Hansen's was #1 on my to do list. It is well off the beaten path (about a $20 cab ride from... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hansen's has existed longer than my parents have been alive. The Hansen family passed this small snowball shack down from generation to generation over the decades, and currently Ashley is running this place. A snowball is not the same as a snow-cone. Snowballs are shaved finer, more resembling fluffy snow. Hansen's makes their own syrups, and you cannot go wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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