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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

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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 shaved ice in Kona

Don't let the name fool you, this is Hawaiian shaved ice at its best! Lines can be long, but they move fast and it's definitely worth the wait! Tried the li huing powder and I'm now a convert. POG, mango, pineapple was favorite combo. Young and old all had big smiles on their faces. Especially the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Manhattan Beach
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don't let the name fool you, this is Hawaiian shaved ice at its best! Lines can be long, but they move fast and it's definitely worth the wait! Tried the li huing powder and I'm now a convert. POG, mango, pineapple was favorite combo. Young and old all had big smiles on their faces. Especially the people who ordered gummy... More 

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Atl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was delicious! Not much to say, other than this is a great place to go for an island treat. The flavor and topping options/combinations are endless.

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Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I made the 'mistake' of ordering a large size! It looked like a multi-colored basketball sitting in a small plastic cup! I did (almost!) finish the whole thing though! I returned the next day & got the medium, it was perfect!

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Buellton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not bad at all coming from Scandinavia ;) I ordered up the small with vanilla ice cream topped off with Lychee and Passion Fruit, now that is a dang good combo!!! Try and see for yourself!!! Parking was fine, just go down the one-way street to the back and you'll find a public parking lot, in fact the parking lot... More 

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, real shaved ice, generous helpings, great taste. Try the tropical flavors or some of the combinations they recommend. We are going back very soon!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We loved the shaved ice so much we pretty much became regulars during vacation! Light and fluffy with the most flavor options I've every seen-they'll also recommend great flavor combos if you like! We didn't get the ice cream in the middle but it is available and lots of topping options as well.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

visited after seeing the reviews, the shave ice looked fantastic, but I feel it lacked flavor and ended up pretty crunchy, not light and fluffy like it looked initially.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have never had a shaved ice like this before and I sure hope I get to have it again. This place doesn't just sling ice it is an artistic experience and the variety is out of this world. The LARGE is crazy like a giant snowball I was waiting for frosty to walk in. I have never seen so... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Awesome shave ice. The fellow behind the counter made the experience even better. Friendly, worked quickly and obviously took pride in making the best shave ice ever!! Lots of aloha here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The shaved ice was great! It was fun to pick the flavors and watch them make my very own icy treat. Loved the sweet topping too! I ordered a small and it looked huge, but I managed to eat every delicious bite. I would recommend stopping by for a smoothy next time you are in Kona!

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Additional Information about Scandinavian Shave Ice

Address: 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
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
Average Prices: USD $3 to $10
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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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 to $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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