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Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe

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Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1430 Kona Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
808-955-8881
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks
Description: Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe serves American breakfast from early morning (7:00...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality&Value: Worth the visit

As a Kama'aina, I've eaten many a shave ice on this island --including the old mom-and-pop stores, on the north shore, and even the ones rated high in the Star Advertiser. And let me tell you, Ailana's shave ice is totally worth trying because it's way more than just the regular shave ice. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As a Kama'aina, I've eaten many a shave ice on this island --including the old mom-and-pop stores, on the north shore, and even the ones rated high in the Star Advertiser. And let me tell you, Ailana's shave ice is totally worth trying because it's way more than just the regular shave ice. I think what makes it really good... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had to try some; must be an acquired taste or something you grow up with. Reminded me of eating the frost off the inside of a freezer. We didn't have more than one serving of it while spending 10 days on the island. Just not our thing, I guess.

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Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We ventured out yesterday to find Ailana and by the time we did they were closing. They are located right outside the Ala Mona mall on Kona St in a lil shopping plaza. I'm so glad we went back this evening around 3:30pm. It was not crowded we ordered 5 small bowls and I loved my homemade strawberry milk with... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
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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

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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Additional Information about Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe

Address: 1430 Kona Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: 808-955-8881
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1430 Kona Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: 808-955-8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Dessert

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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