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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
All hours
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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Henderson, Nevada
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395 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to have one. Huge size shaved ice. It looks like they are about 2cups in size. Have one of these and your good till dinner.

Thank alanh45953
Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this location before, and they still do not disappoint. the #4 coconut with macadamia nut ice cream. Yum.

Thank Chad S
Mililani, Hawaii
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day in the sun, checked out places for shaved ice in the area. This had a good location but selection was OK, ice not so smooth, and syrup tasted like syrup...didn't really merge with the ice. Still enjoyed it cuz it was so hot out but definitely could be improved on...

Thank _JoanneRS_808
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor Hanalei.... chock full of places to eat but very few above average. Shave Ice Paradise is another average place. The ice cream is good but $4 for 100cc (yes, they measure it out! - is pricey. Want a shake - $7! Shave ice is overpriced too.

Thank MZHI
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

OK, when you visit the Hawaiian islands, you will hear about shave ice everywhere you go. I have enjoyed shave ice on the Big Island, Oahu, and Maui. Hands down, the best shave ice (in my opinion) is here in Hanalei at Shave Ice Paradise. There is always a line up. They close at 5 pm. The line moves quickly... More 

Thank Nadine G
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This was our first time trying shave ice. It was okay compared to Jojo's and Ono Ono. The serving size is rather small and it's expensive for what you get. They do have a lot of flavours but I would recommend you go across the street to Jojo's. The service was friendly.

Thank FromToronto123
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Ever heard of making eye contact with customer. The server spent entire time talking over my head to her friends. And nine dollars for a very average smoothly is insane. Go elsewhere.

Thank doctim53
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were a bit overwhelmed at the serving size. We got vanilla ice cream on the bottom and root beer ice on the top (root beer float). Better bigger than smaller, but we needed to eat fast before it melted.

Thank Scott B
Vacaville, California
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201 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Part of the Hanalei experience...gotta stop in here for a shave ice. More flavors than you can count; giant portions.

Thank Dick T
Camarillo, CA
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $8
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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