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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 229 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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btravelling
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The best shaved ice I have ever had hands down. Orange dreamsicle and boysenberry with vanilla ice cream center became my favorite. So many flavor and topping combinations. Service and staff are awesome. You won't be disappointed.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Delicious - what else can be said! Stopped by and had our choice of so many flavors. Great customer service - very friendly!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I know from other 'trippers' and 'yelpers' there may have been better ones, but like a luai, I encourage you to try this island specialty. It IS different than the run of the mill 'slushy'. The super fine ice lets you enjoy a great cooling off treat. I have to say, it's convenient location in the heart of Kona town... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Went here twice - guys behind the counter were incredibly friendly and helpful - kids loved this place -went everyday while in Kona.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The variety of flavors will leave you standing wondering which mouth watering combo To buy. I love So many choices, but the mango, & pineapple is really good. My favorite is the mango one side and melon with azuki beans and a snow cap. Sweet little red beans barred in the center bottom, the snow cap is a sweetened evaporated... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The kids had a great time here. It is a proper shop in the otherwise rather cheesy and ersatz Kona main drag.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I can't believe how many times I've past this place when I've been in Kona! The shop is funky, cool, and very frequented by the locals as well as tourists. I got a keiki sized shave ice with a scoop of ice cream in the middle. I would highly recommend the ice cream addition-it makes for a nice balance between... More

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After a day at the beach our kids couldn't wait to get here. From rainbow to coconut it was all fabulous and worth the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Excellent selection of flavors for shave ice. Who knew you could have that many flavors hiding in this tiny spot!?! Tight quarters and they can get a line but they move fast. Some other reviews thought they were too expensive, but it's all about perspective. On the beach, waves crashing over the break wall. $3.50 for a small, I thought... More

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boston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Delicious and huge! I got a "small" shaved ice for $3.50. I thought it was pretty large for a small. They pack it nicely so that it's round. They are also generous with syrup. I would definitely go here again! Out of curiosity, I asked how large the jumbo was ($20). I was told that it's 10 pounds!!!! Wow! They... More

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