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“Yum! And can get sugarfree!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scandinavian Shave Ice

Scandinavian Shave Ice
75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
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Ranked #3 of 233 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Lahaina, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yum! And can get sugarfree!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you like shaved ice, this is the best in Kona. Not cheap, but good portions and tasty(sugary) syrups. The quality of the ice is great. They have many flavors, including tropical flavors, that are sugar free and sugarfree is hard to get in Hawaii. My sin is getting it with a core of ice cream --delish! There are toppings over toppings. The usual flavors, tropical flavors and unusual flavors. Have fun with it. Friendly and patient staff, even when crowded.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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antrim
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“This is no snow-cone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I used to think shaved ice was just the locals way of charging more for a snow cone. But I couldn't have been more wrong. The best place to try a shaved ice is at the Scandinavian. The regular size is HUGE, while the baby size is still large. They offer dozens of flavors and will even make it with a scoop of ice cream in the middle (which didn't appeal to us). I thought the pricing was very reasonable for what you get. Don't miss it!

Visited December 2012
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best shave ice I have ever had -- off the hook”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Texture was super fine and so many flavors to choose from. I got a small and it was gigantic. Server was character which added to the experience. If you are a shave ice connoisseur this is the mother load.

  • Visited January 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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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“best shaved ice ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

this is THE place to go. best selection, best ice, best flavors, most creative extras.
Loved it and will definitely go back every visit to Hawaii. boba was definitely a great extra.
They take a lot of care to make you the most beautiful dessert ever. You probably should consider the Keiki size even though it is tempted to get the small. small is huge.

  • Visited December 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Sooo good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Best shaved ice ever! It was the one place in Hawaii that had boba on top! We got small ones which were still huge with cream & boba. Mmmm. Can't wait to go back. There was a big meet going on right out front so it was nice to walk around and see the different vendors while enjoying our treat.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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