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Hee Fat General Store

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4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1669
(808) 823-6169
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get the mac nut ice cream on bottom and the real fruit POG on top - passionfruit, orange, and guava. Yummy!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good with pineapple, lolikoi, and coconut natural juices over macadamia nut ice cream. Large serving to share. I had a coupon for free scoop of ice cream so the shaved ice was $6. Cute store . Friendly staff.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never miss a chance to go to HEE FAT! I recommend them to everyone I know, and they don't disappoint!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been craving the shaved ice with macnut ice cream in the bottom!! It's by far the best I've ever had! There's a wide variety of souvenirs reasonably priced here. This will definitely be on our list to visit when we make it back to Kauai! I appreciated a worker helping me find the size and color of what I... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only have this shave ice and get homemade syrups, absolutely divine. Having turned our island hopping trip into a shave ice tasting trip, we considered ourselves experts! Did not even need ice cream when the syrups tasted like the fruits themselves. But my husband had ice cream in his ices and loved it! Coconut was my favorite flavor with lychee,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hawaiians are right to be insulted when mainlanders refer to shave ice as a "snow cone." It would be like going to Paris and asking for a Jello pudding cup when ordering creme brûlée. At Hee Fat General Store in Kapaa, Kauai, resident shave ice artist Jake created a lilikoi, lychee and coconut ice cover over a macadamia nut ice... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for the very best shave ice on Kauai.. Check out the counter at Hee Fat general store in Kapaa. They now offer a "natural fruit" syrup that I highly recommend and I think this option sets them apart from the others. My personal favorite is the Lava Flow. I've tried shave ice other places on Kauai,... More 

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Celebration, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what to say? From the moment I entered the extremely small 'General Store' (Huh?) I felt accosted and put-upon by the staff. I did NOT feel that this was a welcoming gesture but rather a sign that ALL people entering the store were the subject of scrutiny for illicit acts. Within two to three minutes I was approached by... More 

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Orlando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This charming general store has the best Hawaiian Ice on Kauai, and we had several different flavors. Be sure to get one with real fruit, a snowcap, and macnut ice cream...divine!!!

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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

this was the best shaved ice ive ever eaten in my entire life!!! so good. i asked the guy selling it which he would prefer so i got one with coconut and pineapple with vanilla. so so good!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Hawaiian
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1669
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 823-6169

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