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Ici Ice Cream Shop

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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
+1 510-665-6054
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The staff were very nice and the flavors were very interesting -- things like Earl Grey, Huckleberry-Fig, Meyer Lemon, as well as chocolate and vanilla. After tasting a few options I got Ginger Creme Brulee; the flavor was excellent but the texture was a little too icy. Also, I paid the extra for a cone but don't recommend that choice... More 

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Thank TDUSP
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The flavors change every day and they are so good and unusual. And they have their own hand made come with their tip filled with chocolate like in France!

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Thank Patricia Odette B
Lawrence, Kansas
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716 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Ici is a tiny little store, but they have large quality ice cream. I am a chocolate lover, which is always available along with vanilla, but they have some fancy flavors that I have to try. So, I get a scoop of chocolate and a second scoop of some great fruit flavor. Well worth a visit, or two, or three,... More 

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Thank Robert S
CT
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I went during the day so no lines. Amazing ice cream flavors. A must try. I tried the Bourbon Chocolate Chip. Delicious!

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Thank NPPHOTO
Zurich, Switzerland
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

In summer, many customers line up in front of this tiny little shop, but it is always worth waiting. I love their sorbets, for example a blend of coconut and passion fruit. They also offer seasonal ice cream like one with pumpkin for Thanksgiving. And their espresso is one of the best in the area. To stop here after dinner... More 

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Thank fabian_zurich
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great ice cream. Not your typical ice cream shop. Different flavors, my favorite is the lime marshmallow. You will not get heaping scoops that you are used to, but the flavors are worth it. The homemade cone is not to be missed. You will have to wait in line (velvet rope).

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Thank AsheyJoz
Battle Creek, Michigan
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best ever ice cream -- very creative flavors and extremely kind and friendly wait staff. Don't be afraid of the line-- it moves quickly and once you taste these frozen confections-- you'll understand.

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Thank TheIndulgentTraveler
Virginia
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265 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

I'd read about Ici, and as an ice cream obsessive, had to try it when in Berkeley. I was afraid my family would turn around as soon as they saw the line out the door (we visited on a Friday night), but I prevailed and we were all glad we gave Ici a chance. Though there was a line, servers... More 

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Thank bertha1223
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

The affogato here is outstanding and many of the other flavors are not far behind. The wait can be long but it is definitely worth it. Plus the staff make every effort to expedite the line.

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Thank Ben I
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the flavors and variety, including the hand made cones, but the cost for just one small scoop was too high. We would go back, but might have to save up first.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-6054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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