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Scandinavian Shave Ice

75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
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Ranked #2 of 231 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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bellingham, wa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We love shave ice, and noticed the good reviews for this place on trip adviser, so we had to try it. Boy, it was good.....and a very large serving. Don't have it and then expect to eat dinner. We enjoyed the treat, but I would almost rather share this treat with a friend (and I got a small). Good value!

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PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Maybe they had a bad day but the ice tasted like an old freezer. Even the syrup did not mask it. We found much better on island.

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Bend, Oregon
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A former resident of this island recommended this place as the best and so we had to try it out. And he was absolutely correct. I was so happy to discover they had a good sized list of sugar free flavors, that all my guilt just melted away! Their shaved ice is very finely ground so it holds onto the... More

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Traveling to Hawaii I had to try shaved ice. I tried and many different places and was not blown away by any of. That was until I tried Scandinavian shave ice. Luckily I ordered a small because the medium was ridiculously huge. They used a lot of flavoring and shaped the shave the ice into a spear. While in Kona... More

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Twain Harte, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Convenient and great shaved ice. They need a better fan or airconditioner the line is out the door, but worth the wait.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great shaved ice. We choose to get ice cream in ours. It was fantastic. The large is really large. If it's just for one person the small might be too much. Highly recommend this place to sit a minute and cool down with great tasting flavored ice.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were in Kona for about ten days and I think we walked to this shop at least five times. The service is fast, friendly and everyone who worked there asked each person in line how there day was. Such a refreshing place in all ways. My favorite was the Lichee and watermelon with coconut cream, yes these are some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Like all other reviews, very affordable and huge shaved ice shop. Not a sno cone; much better! You'll see the line of folks waiting for one...

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Wildwood, Missouri, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The shaved ice is wonderful -- the biggest I've ever seen. A large is nearly as big as a volleyball & 3 of us shared it. Right across from the seawall. Locals are often playing live acoustic music for tips while we eat. Fun, fun, fun.

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Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I read about this place on trip advisor and then stumbled upon it accidentally while in Kona. I had to try it even though I had just eaten lunch. I'm glad I did because it was excellent. A great cooling treat. A small is big enough for an adult and at $3.50 a great deal!

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