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Surfing Monkey Shave Ice

#10 of 18 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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wow! My first time trying shave ice and it was delicious and delightful! Maui Tropical Heaven is an absolute favourite with mango, passion fruit and guava -- raw sugar cane syrups poured over shave ice with vanilla ice cream on the bottom. Oh my gosh -- my life is forever changed!! A great treat to cool down in the hot... More 

Thank Tara R
Cleveland, Ohio
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Very good shave ice. Convenient location. Good prices. You deserve a nice treat when on Maui and this is the place. Walking distance from the Kihei hotel area.

Thank cleves66
Kihei, Hawaii
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Usually stop here 3 or 4 times when we stay in Maui. The shave ice is always good.The people working there are always friendly and give us ideas of what type of shave ice to try !!

Thank jerry h
San Francisco, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Locals consider it the best, and they are right. Some interesting out of the ordinary flavors, too. For ex, Melona seems to be a green melon flavor. Unexpected and very good

Thank Andrea2018
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This stand next to the grocery store has personality to go with the deliciousness of it all. We had to go every day to be sure to try ALL the flavors. Be sure to get the ice cream on the bottom because that makes it even more awesome. The owner, with his adorable English accent, is so friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Paul and Christine served us their delicious Shaved Ice four times during our week stay in Maui. Not only do they have wonderful flavors, they offered up great advice for things to do, places to go and places to eat in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the sweet treats and the great conversation.

1 Thank Jeff W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?