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Shave Ice Paradise

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5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 am
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Camarillo, CA
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We should have guessed that when there was no line in front of this place during a busy lunch hour that we should have passed on it too. Hard, chunky shave ice that didn't have enough syrup on it. Ululani's is the best shave ice we've ever had, and this place doesn't even come close.

Thank adviceucantrust
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here after a morning snorkel trip on a very warm day. The shave ice was yummy and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Cilantro63
Humble, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stop in and cool off after a day at the beach on the north side. Wonderful shaved ice selections, along with my favorite...the Mac Nut Shake. Gotta stop and get one every time I'm in the area.

Thank LLLambertJr
Kailua, Hawaii
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never had shave ice here but always stop by for the mac nut milkshake. I appreciate the maximum filling of the cup but the thing is always a mess. The shake is tasty albeit heavy; customer service is so so.

Thank HIHessam
Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Hawaii and heard a lot about shaved ice. So we had to try. Never had shaved ice with ice cream at bottom. The lady working recommended the Bali hai so I tried it and it was awesome. My daughter had macadamia nut ice cream on bottoms with pineapple and coconut syrup over the ice. So incredible. When... More 

Thank ymann1968
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I always look forward to heading out for the shave ice in Hanalei. The owner is wonderful and friendly. The choices if flavors are endless and it's delicious! Great stop on the way to the Hanalei Bay.

Thank cathirh
Liberty Township, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice people here. Delicious shave ice in sizeable portions. Reasonable price. Lots of flavors. Somewhat hidden next to/behind Bubba burgers in Hanalei

Thank drsteve1966
Madisonville, Kentucky
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Located in downtown Hanalei and across from Kalypso restaurant. Freshly made shave ice.. Get ice cream on the bottom, up to 4 shave ice flavors and a Snow Cap-Sweet milk poured on top. FANTASTIC

Thank jttravis
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240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

First time trying this new product. It wasn't bad. The cone was pretty unstable and small (for the price) Still it is certainly something you should try at least once if you are in the Islands.

Thank bilewis
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Best shaved ice on the north side. Yeah I think its better than JoJos. I suggest having yours over a scoop of Macadamia Nut ice cream. I come here at least twice every time I am in Kauai.

Thank Joseph A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: (808)826-6659
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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