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“Too syrupy” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Wilson's by the Bay

Wilson's by the Bay
141 Mamo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
(808) 969-9191
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Ranked #3 of 11 Dessert in Hilo
Cuisines: Dessert
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Seattle, Washington
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Too syrupy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had a child size cone here. It was nit that great. The syrup taste was so strong it mass it not so refreshing. It also made the ice treat feel heavy. I don't think we will go back.

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familylovestotravel
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best shave ice ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the look of the building. Great shave ice and very friendly people. Get it with cream on top. This is how shave ice is suppose to be!

Visited July 2013
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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Best Shave Ice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Got to try Shave Ice when you are hot in Hawaii. Wilson's has the BEST (most generous, friendly service, lots of flavor choices). I like Lilikoi, and coconut, sometimes w/ lihing mui sprinkles. Want something different? Have it w/ cream on top or get a delux w/ Ice cream and azuki bean inside. On Mamo St., next to a nice art gallery, and a really good used book store, all just a little walk away from the Bay and Moheau Bandstand, the bus station and Farmers Market. First Friday of the month that section of the street stays open into the evening, w live music, and street theater. Sleepy Hilo can become a little lively.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilo, Hawaii
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“best shave ice, friendliest people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

They grow orchids too and make their own vanilla shave ice flavor. They will reopen at a new location.

Visited February 2013
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Volcano, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Hole in the Wall, but!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

It's just a little hole in the wall, and you might have to hone in on it or miss it. BUT, they have the best Shaved Ice ever! No matter what flavor, you "must" order cream on top. With or without the cream, the ice is shaved light and fluffy. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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