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Ailana Shave Ice & Cafe

1430 Kona Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
808-955-8881
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Ranked #46 of 1,916 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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English first
Honolulu, HI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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
1 review
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
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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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Honolulu
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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

They make some of their own flavors from fresh fruit! These homemade flavors are great and make for a superior shave ice experience. Very nice owners and quiet and clean location. Try if you are downtown!

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northern California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

After reading about places to get shave ice in Honolulu, we decided to try this one. Right across from Ala Moana-easy to get to if you are not familiar with the area. We had the tropical trio and the peanut butter (large sizes) . Both delicious; plenty of syrup and plenty of ice cream. Their syrup is not too sweet,... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited 3 shave ice locations during week. The quantity of the shave ice was smaller than the other two stores we visited and Ailana was stingy on both the syrup and the ice cream. The syrup was good--strawberry creme, but after eating off the outer layer, the lower ice had no syrup. The ice cream was not more than a... More

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