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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 254
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Ruth Chris of shave ice

I consider myself an expert shave ice evaluator : ) I make my boyfriend stop at every little place to get one- he gets a gold star for patience! Scandinavin Shave ice is my favorite in Kona. They have a ton of flavors, quite few add ons plus they have smoothies and such. It's a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Petey2254
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I consider myself an expert shave ice evaluator : ) I make my boyfriend stop at every little place to get one- he gets a gold star for patience! Scandinavin Shave ice is my favorite in Kona. They have a ton of flavors, quite few add ons plus they have smoothies and such. It's a bit different.....they start with a... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Get shaved ice with ice cream in the middle! A small is plenty big enough and is a nice refreshing treat.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the best shaved ice I have ever had! They get the ice super smooth and have lots of great flavors! A very nice treat in the Kona area to help stay cool!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

So very, very good. Their flavors are amazing and taste like pure fruit flavors. I may have had to try it a few times when I was in Kona.

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Puyallup, Washington
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47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Miss this place. Has so many favors to choose from. My kids used to love coming here when we used to live on island. Now they miss it and it's always a stop for us when we visit.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This shaved ice was good, but not as good as the places on the North Shore of Oahu. I felt that some of the syrup flavors were a tad bit too strong, but the vanilla ice cream was really good. The small size was plenty big enough too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sugar, ice, and a line are ok, but the ice cream options save the day. Great location. Probably won't be the highlight of your trip. Still fun though.

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Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

They have real Hawaiian flavors that others don't have - and the medium size is HUGE! This is a must for every visitor in Kailua-Kona!!!

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

fluffy and yummy, what more to say? i took the advice of others and had ice cream (macadamia) with lychee, mango and coconut flavor on the ice. fabulous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

$25 for four of us....same great taste as others and super expensive :/ comes with lots of options for ice cream or yogurt, many toppings so it was unique :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
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

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