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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 #3 of 224 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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Monroe, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The quality and service are superb. I wish Scandinavian Shave Ice was near me, but then it would not be an excellent treat.

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After our first visit, our teenagers asked us to go back a second time. With unique flavors such as wedding cake with sweetened condensed milk on the top, to the orange dreamsicle (my favorite) we enjoyed all of the options they had to offer.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For those who know shave know what shave ice texture is suppose to be like. We tried other places on the same road and this is the only one that had true Shave Ice. Tip; ordered your shave ice and walk across street and watch the water in the bay while you enjoy your sweet treat.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Endless flavors and combinations of syrups on perfect shaved ice. It's mouth watering good and a great shave ice memory.

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Redwood City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Ice cream in the center, shaved ice, 3 flavors, and snow cap on the top? Who could ask for more? The hubby and I went every day while in Kailua-Kona, and sometimes twice a day. That's how good it was. The staff is really nice. Sometimes they get busy and sometimes there's no line, it just comes in waves. They... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Simply put, stop here for a shave ice. It's amazing. Try the macadamia nut ice cream in the center if you are feeling adventurous. Great shave ice and wonderful service by this family run establishment. You can sit on the wall outside and watch the waves come in as you eat.

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Frisco, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My daughter said this is the best shave ice, period. The guys stay open way past closing, have 50+ flavors, and do toppings like I've never seen. This is not your average sno-cone joint, this is shave ice the way it was intended!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Most people advertise 'shaved ice' when it is really crunchy ice. This place is TRUELY shaved ice. The best EVER!!!

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Gans, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sooooo awesome. Had alot of shaved ice. This ranks at the top! We really enjoyed it. The service is great also! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A walk down Ali drive is not complete without stopping by Scandinavian Shave Ice. You can't miss the blue building with many people around it. The service is great with very friendly staff. You have at least a hundred flavors to pick from. The serving sizes are very generous and it melts in your mouth like ice feathers. You can't... More

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