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Surfing Monkey Shave Ice

#11 of 19 Dessert in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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1881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
+1 808-359-9282
10:00 am - 8:00 am
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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Shave Ice stand with fair prices, fair servings, and lots of syrup. I went here my first night, and when my craving hit again I went to try Local Boys as I had read such highly touted reviews. Even though toppings are included at local boys, the inflated prices to size ration ends up not working in its favour.... More 

Thank dksjjksjdoeakjdslw12
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As of April 2017, Surfing Monkey in Kihei is stocking Coconut Glen's insanely awesome vegan ice cream - it is worth the trip from just about anywhere on Maui (unless you're lucky enough to be in Hana, in which case you should just head over to Glen's place).

Thank naiyo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Who knew shaved ice was so good? Takes freaking forever but worth the high price and the long line. Of course we splurged and had the ice cream in the bottom and the drizzled cream on top.

Thank kristenholly
Surfingmonkeyshaveic, Owner at Surfing Monkey Shave Ice, responded to this review

I do apologize about the long line but when some thing is good on maui every one knows. And the price reflects the product our syrup and flavors are all natural made in maui with real fruit. Thank for the great review Paul More 

Branson, Missouri
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We treated ourselves to some shave ice after a long day and a quick trip into the grocery store. It was so good! Great ice to syrup ratio! You think I'm kidding, but definitely something to appreciate when grabbing da shave ice! Make sure you get ice cream on the bottom. If you get a large, you can almost go... More 

1 Thank coltvacations
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Cute little shave ice stand near Foodland in Kihei. Shave ice was shaved fine and the flavors were awesome!

Thank Pppmomof3
Fremont, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 24, 2016

one of the best shaved ice i ever had. for some reason it tastes better on the islands then in california. haha

1 Thank scottearney
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is literally the best shave ice you can find in Kihei. It has the best flavours and softest ice (and also a very friendly staff member). I went to a few places that disappointed me...but luckily stumbled upon this shave ice gem beside foodland on our last day. Great way to end our visit to Maui.

1 Thank sleepytraveller8
Marina, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family loved Surfing Monkey. We tried a bunch of different shave ice vendors but kept coming back to this one. Try the coconut with ice cream and chocolate syrup! The folks working were great to chat with too.

Thank Hohonuuli
New York
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Fantastically huge potions and they have more options than the shave ice place in Kapalua. I got passion fruit and lemon lime and my girl friend got grape and blue raspberry.

1 Thank Emmanuel U
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Must visit when you're here. They have 3 locations, one on S. Kihei next to Foodland, one in the Fairmont and a new one in The Shops at Wailea mall. We make it a point to get some every day. Tasty and refreshing! Paul, Nancy and Amy do a phenomenal job!!

Thank Prep D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-359-9282
Located right next to FoodlandShave Ice Flavors:Wild Cherry * Pineapple * Tigers Blood * Blue Rasberry * Coconut * Root BeerStrawberry * Mango * Pink Bubble Gum * Banana * Guava * Blue VanillaGrape * Passionfruit * Malona * Lemon Lime * Pina Colada * Lychee * Watermelon * Li Hing Mui Small $4.00Large $6.00All syrups are made locally using raw sugar canefreeEXTRAS:Vanilla Ice Cream * Azuki Beans * Sweet Cream * Li Hing Powder * Chocolate Syrup

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?