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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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Today
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: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 231
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
The best shave ice!

Well, I surpassed my personal best with three visits here during our vacation in kona! Absolutely the best! You must include the ice cream in the middle and snow cap on top! Mmmmmm! The kids that work here are the best as well, always friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Keli F
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Ellensburg, Washington
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  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Ellensburg, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Well, I surpassed my personal best with three visits here during our vacation in kona! Absolutely the best! You must include the ice cream in the middle and snow cap on top! Mmmmmm! The kids that work here are the best as well, always friendly.

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Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It was so good we had to go every day! Not all shaved ice is the same. This place was excellent. Staff was very friendly, too.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Its so simply yet delicious. Definitely try it with either the condensed milk or coconut milk as an additional topping. Pros Very friendly staff So many flavours and varieties to choose from Some tables and chairs to sit inside Good value for money Cons Nothing!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to the islands for over 30 years and my quest has been to find the best shave ice on each island. This is definitely the best on the Big Island or for that matter-any of the islands. I chose my regular-which I'm told is very popular-coconut and pineapple. Yes I know it's cliche but it's my favorite.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went to a Ukulele picnic at Mauna Lani resort in the Kohala Coast area and had my first shaved ice. I asked what flavor goes well with vanilla and was told, root beer. The man in the picture made me a delicious ice. It was so refreshing during a sun beating down, no breeze afternoon while I sat listening to... More 

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Horsham, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Everyone in the store was super friendly. There were many many flavors and the ice was nice and soft. They offer the option for ice cream center. Huge servings! Great experience!

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Lapwai, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have tried alot of shaved ice on the islands and Scandinavian Shaved Ice is the bomb! Especially if you have mac Nut icecream in the center!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The shaved ice here is amazing! I love the way they pack it down and make it smooth! That was the first time I had ever seen that done. They need to open a shop here at home!!! Mahalo!

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Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The shave ice is spectacular, with many flavors to chose from. We stopped there almost every day while in Kona, since the grandchildren loved it so. Good and friendly service. Try the ice cream in the shave ice for a very sweet treat!

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Torrance, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

lots of flavors to pick from, but the taste is not true shave ice, it's all chemicals fake flavor, save your money. Had to brush my teeth for a full 6 minutes to get rid of the taste and stains on my tongue

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?