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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 #4 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Dessert
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Dining options: Dessert
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Very good shave ice. Enormous range of flavors and the staff behind the counter are great! However, skip the sugar free flavors, these have a very watered down taste, just get a smaller size if you don't want all that sugar or walk a little more! Closes at 8:00 so don't be late!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Large servings and the service was excellent. It is fun watching them pack the ice in. I would go back again! There's lots of shops and restaurants along Alii Street. There is free parking just around the corner from this store. There will be a line to get in, but it goes fairly fast and it is worth trying if... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Good shave ice, but it's not as good as the ice found on Maui. However it is still a must stop while in Kailua.

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The best shave ice on the big island of Hawaii. My kids said it's the top five of the islands. Not in any order...Ululani in Maui, Original Jo Jo's in Kauai and Matsumoto's on Oahu. Personally, this was my favorite...don't tell my kids.

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Knoxville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is shaved ice like I have never seen it! We got a small, and it was big enough to share. I also had never seen so many variations on shaved ice. We just purchased the basis one with three different flavors. Definitely try it, but be patient...there is almost always a line and it takes a few minutes to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were on a hunt for ice cream when we landed here. The floors were super sticky and wet and the smell was putrid. A mix between dirty bathroom and toxic chemicals. Made me question eating their stuff, but the ice cream was actually ok.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

No one can compete with this shaved ice! They take there time and believe it or not it makes a difference. They can get packed at times. If you can't decide between shaved ice and ice cream, get both! I recommend the Lava Flow with the Lava Flow ice cream :)

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Volcano, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

They make shave ice, and you can get it with ice cream in the middle. The size tofhe ice ball is ridiculously huge!

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Pacifica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We are shaved ice people and these were the best that we had ever had. The ice was perfection which made it fantastic. And the best part was almost zero "brain and teeth" freeze. Loved it

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We tried a few different shave ice spots during our trip, and this was by far the best of them! Tons of flavors to choose from, and every one we tried was great! The have some popular flavor combinations listed at the counter. Unless you're sharing, there's no need for anything bigger than a small!

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