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Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe

1430 Kona Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
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Ranked #24 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Description: Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe serves American breakfast from early morning (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and shaved ice until late afternoon (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM). Breakfast includes pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelette, and chicken rice omelet. The menu also includes acai bowl and green tea waffle which are offered all day. Healthy, tasty, and beautifully prepared. Shaved ice is heavenly with many of the syrups made in house from real fruits. Everything served at Ailana Shaved Ice & Cafe is unique and delicious.
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You'd never know it was here unless you journeyed into the shopping center. Really good shaved ice. We stopped by quickly. Very nice service.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was my second official shave ice an it was soooooooooo good with the ice cream on the bottom makes it even better. I was craving knw if these months after my visit an sucked it could get one lol will have to come back to satisfy my sweet tooth :)

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Try the shave ice with ice cream and condensed milk. Choose a homemade flavour (I highly recommend the strawberry milk or haupia). This was the advice we received from a local, and awesome advice it was. The staff were very friendly. We went at about 3pm on a weekday and it wasn't busy at all. The man behind the counter... More

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Honolulu, HI
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took two seniors out for breakfast here because a Piikoi St. selection had no parking. The menu is limited but appropriate for the small size of the dining area. My companions decided on the beef stroganoff and chicken/rice omelette which came with a FULL SIZE shave ice or smoothie. The service was great and the women served us water (without... More

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Victoria, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place is hidden. If you're walking down Kona street, walk past Nordstrom and as soon as you pass the Rammen shop, turn right and it's the second store in a little strip mall. The portions are a nice size, the price is fair and it's tasty. How many times can you support a small business these days? I recommend... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for our first ever shave ice. The store was cute and also offered food and ice cream. The owners were the cutest couple, and they were super sweet to us. The shave ice was delicious, and I hear their ice cream is as well. Would come back for sure, just remember to bring cash (no cards). They are... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

So glad we made the extra effort to find this little hideaway. Such friendly service and delicious shave ice. Homemade syrups make for a refreshing change from the run of the mill shave ice you get around the island. Great way to end our vacation.

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Rabat, Morocco
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My friend who grew up on the island told us that we had to go to find Ailana and we did- I'm just sorry not sooner! Their shaved ice is out of this world. They have a large selection of homemade syrups from real fruit. Between my two kids and me, and over several trips back, we tried the strawberry... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Smooth, snowy (NOT icy), rich and creamy! The best shave ice in Honolulu so far! We tried the three tropical flavor one with ice cream in the middle. Very, very good. We'll go back...frequent buyer card available, too. Four of us shared a large one; plenty for a refreshing taste.

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Friendly owner and a good shave ice with good house mare natural syrups. Ice not the finest and it melts quickly, so make sure you eat quickly.

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