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“Slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koloa Shave Ice

Koloa Shave Ice
Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742-5200
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Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Average shaved ice but very slow service it takes at least 20 minutes to serve 4 people. Ask for the coconut cream topping

Visited August 2013
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English first
Woodland Hills, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just o.k.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice local in old town Koloa but not great. The young lady working did a poor job of making the very small shaved ice and the flavor was really weak. Not worth the stop. Go to Lihue to Ono Shaved Ice! Well worth it!!!

Visited July 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“This is the version with juice, not with fruit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Compared to other shaved ice we have had with actual fruit on top (and condensed milk in some cases) this shaved ice was just OK as it was flavored syrup on top of the ice. Not bad, not great.

Visited July 2013
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Palmdale, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Cramped interior and at times the service is slow, but their shaved ice (get a scoop of ice cream on the bottom for a TERRIFIC taste treat) is a good value compared to other shaved ice places. They also sell freshly spun cotton candy, freshly brewed coffee and some pastries. Seating is limited inside but they do have a small seating area on the deck out back.

Visited July 2013
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Glendale, CA
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39 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Shaved Ice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The shaved ice is very fine which is the way we like it but it melts fast on a very hot day so need to stay under the shade to make it last longer. It is great with vanilla ice cream and so far all the flavors we tried have been very good. There are many options to vary your shave ice experience but to me nothing like the original! Usually one worker there who takes the order, does the register and prepares the shaved ice so can take some time. But hey, you are on Kauai...slow down and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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