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All 235 Kailua-Kona Restaurants

Scandinavian Shave Ice

75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
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Ranked #1 of 235 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Regina, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had last tasted shave ice back in 1984 (Ya I'm dating myself) & was looking forward to once again enjoying the soft cool treat that Scandinavian advertised. On a hot afternoon in downtown Kona last week the shop was all of a sudden right there in front of me. I went inside and stood in line trying to decide... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had some shave ice from a market tent which was so good & then we wanted another one & found some other place with "shave ice" that was definitely not nearly as good and was ground up like ice chunks and lost all its flavor in a few seconds. So, I came onto TripAdvisor and found this place &... More 

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Denver, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of flavor combination possibilities, both pre-set and make-your-own. You will not be disappointed unless you do not stop in at least once on your trip to Kona!!

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Ogden, UT
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was our go-to spot every evening! We LOVED their shave ice! So many flavor choices, you can get ice cream inside, and they have several topping choices but the only ones we tried were snow cap and coconut cream. Our favorite ice creams were lilikoi cheesecake and macadamia nut. The people who work there are just the nicest you'll... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Getting to this place from many of the resort areas on this island can seem troublesome. For us, it was about an hour drive and included a parking headache. It was completely worth it. The portions are huge and there are more flavors to choose from than you can possibly imagine. I took one of the recommendations and got some... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Make sure you visit Kona when the Sunday Market (Kokua Kailua) is on, so you can stop in to this place's tent and get one of the most delectable items you will ever taste - a Waffle Dog. Seriously, one of the best things I've ever eaten. On top of the incredible Waffle Dogs (of which, the owners allowed me... More 

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West Valley City, Utah, Usa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were out at the street shopping event and my kids wanted shaved ice. They had a tent set up in front so we got the only size the tent had which was $2. It was good, better by far then thecopy cat ones we have at home, however not the same as the ones on the north shore in... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is so refreshing on a hot day. So many flavours to choose from that it's hard to choose. You can choose up to three flavours. They also have sugar free syrup choices. I didn't opt for the ice cream in the center but my hubby did and we both really enjoyed our choices. He got chocolate syrup with ice... More 

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Oklahoma
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209 reviews 209 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Besides the great taste and size of this refreshing dessert, the options were many. Two of our party had ice cream in the center of theirs. They also have topping choices! And the staff and service were great too.

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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped in on our way to return the car to the airport. They do shave ice and ice cream that is from Big Island Ice Cream, which I thought beat out Tropical Dreams on flavor and texture. My wife did the medium shave ice, and the way that they shave and pack it kept it from melting fast so... More 

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Additional Information about Scandinavian Shave Ice

Address: 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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