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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: Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout

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  • 335
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  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 7
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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
Best shave ice

We discovered this little gem while strolling through Kona. Someone had suggested we get it with ice cream in the middle; what a treat! I had coffee with vanilla and coconut toppings.....divine... Can't wait to go back and the staff couldn't have been friendlier!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Phuskinson
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Olalla, Washington
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Olalla, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We discovered this little gem while strolling through Kona. Someone had suggested we get it with ice cream in the middle; what a treat! I had coffee with vanilla and coconut toppings.....divine... Can't wait to go back and the staff couldn't have been friendlier!

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Thank Phuskinson
Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went twice when on vacation. This place is the only place worth getting some shave ice at. The guy that works there is a great dude too. Will be back next year. Made us and our little one feel very welcome.

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Thank LoweComments
Mount Pleasant, Wi
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here twice for ice cream. They have some interesting flavors and they are very generous with their "scoops".

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Thank Bob W
Chicago
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun place for the entire family. They are very cordial and patient considering how busy they are being right in the middle of Kona. The woman that took care of us was extremely helpful and made recommendations for 5 people including a 5 year old and smiled through the whole experience. The most unique thing was that they... More 

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Thank traveljunkie5
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For your standard shaved ice, this place is convenient and centrally located with great flavors. The ice cream is quite delicious as well, especially the chocolate mac nut.

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Thank JessicaHowell
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the shave ice hear especially with a delicious ball of icecream in the middle!! So much fun to watch them shave ice artists do their thing!

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Thank Missy M
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Kona for a week and came here 4 times. My favorite was the lilikoi cheesecake ice cream, but my daughter-in-law loves the shaved ice. More flavors than you can imagine. Shaved ice is to a snow cone what a turkey is to a chicken nugget. Enjoy!

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Thank JulieinTexas1406
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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885 reviews
691 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 891 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big selection of flavors. Not as good as shaved ice on Maui, but still worth a visit. Medium was size was huge. Ice cream inside is a delicious little surprise in the bottom.

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Thank PlanetR
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as good as the reviews say! I tried the "Life Changer" and my shave-ice-life DID change! This was the best I've had, and the "melona" flavor (one of the three in the life changer combo) was seriously worth checking out. Sweet and mellow with a hard-to-pin-down warm flavor. Wonderful! I topped with mini mochi. We decided to... More 

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Thank Maureen F
Tennessee
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a few times during our stay and the staff was always friendly. They offer lots of flavors and flavor combinations. Try the mango it is great!

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Thank Erica S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?