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“Best Shave Ice in the area.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shave Ice Paradise

Shave Ice Paradise
5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
(808)826-6659
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Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as well as ice cream & milkshakes to our wonderful customers! Many flavor options available! Ask about our special combinations which are shave ice over a scoop of ice cream and add a sno-cap on top to make it even more heavenly! Located in the heart of Historic Hanalei Town right next door to Bubba's Burgers. Stop by for a refreshing, delicious shave ice today! Open Every Day! Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday.
north carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best Shave Ice in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

This place became almost a daily ritual for us. Had shave ice in more than a few places in our visits to Hawaii, but this is the best in my opinion. Double layers of syrup and excellent packed ice with great flavoring. Cherry and raspberry the best ever.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Daily Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We love Shave Ice Paradise! Each year we spend a few weeks on Kauai and, although we have tried about 10 different spots for shave ice, this is our favorite. We especially like the gummy sharks they place on top! You can add ice cream, condensed milk or have it plain. Their flavors are numerous and the staff is (for the most part) friendly. Located in Hanalei on the North Shore.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas
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“Good for North Shore, but Ono Shaved Ice is Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Shave Ice Paradise is a great place in Hanalei, but the portions are small and it is also expensive. $7 for shaved ice + 1 scoop of ice cream.

Ono Shaved Ice in Lihue is only $4 for the same but they give you way more shaved ice....but then again, its also 20 miles away

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Come on ... it's Hawaiian Shave Ice ... what's not to love :-)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We make and effort to stop and try as many shave ice vendors as possible while in Hawaii. Honestly they are all about the same. Paradise does have ice cream for the bottom ... that's a plus.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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“Very good shave ice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Of all the places we went for shave Ice this was one of the best (second only to wishing well down the road). We had it with the Macnut ice cream which was very good, but I wish there had been a little more.

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