We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115-1663
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 97: English reviews
Marrero, Louisiana
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ice is so smooth. It reminds me of the shaved ice in Hawaii. This place has unique flavors that cannot be found elsewhere. There is always a line but it is so worth it.

Thank Antonio C
Orchard Park, New York
Level Contributor
169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try a stuffed snoball if you like ice cream. They put shaved ice in a cup, then a scoop of ice cream, followed by more shave ice, then pick your syrup flavor. I chose rootbeer, so similar to a rootbeer float and awesome. Nectar flavor was enjoyed by others in our group, pink in color, pure sweetness. We waited a... More 

Thank snowfall1
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing like a Hansen's Sno-Bliz in the snowball market, not for longevity, not for quality, and not for price. Unfortunately, that last one will be a turn-off (along with the periodic long wait times), because it certainly is expensive for flavored, frozen water. My, but what flavors, and the closest to actual snow you will experience anywhere at... More 

Thank Skipper S
San Deigo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, so I posted about Luke's shrimp and grits being the best ever. And how I waited five years after having a taste of a friend's dish to finally order and devour my own - twice(!) on my recent trip to New Orleans. So on this trip, I go to Hansen's and ordered a pineapple, coconut, passion fruit snow ball... More 

Thank DadSanDiego
White, Georgia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No summer visit to NOLA is complete without a visit to Hansen's Sno-Bliz! Depending on the day of the week and time of day, the line can go down the block but don't be discouraged, it is worth the wait. The staff is very good and is intent on making sure that you make just the right choice from the... More 

Thank Johna H
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place is not much to look at but the shaved ice is delicious!! We are familiar with shaved ice and this ranks right up there with the best we have ever had. They have tons of flavor combinations and toppings. The only thing that keeps me from rating this excellent is that it is hard to know what to... More 

1 Thank Sherilyn P
Level Contributor
114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I never knew that snow cones were not created equally until I visited this little shop that has been in business for over 70 years. We parked on the street and just as I had read, the line was out the door and down the side walk. It moved fairly quickly. You have a lot of flavors, sizes, and options... More 

Thank nank59
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I had heard about the legacy of this establishment for some time now. Even my old friend/my children's orthodontist raved about these sno-balls from way back when he attended LSU School of Dentistry! It was worth waiting in line for! I absolutely loved the cream of nectar and could not believe the variety! Can't wait to go again!

Thank Kelly K
Houston, TX
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place is amazing! The define the true meaning of a snoball. The ice is so soft it melts as soon as you put it in your mouth. I'm originally from New Iberia, Louisiana and now live in Houston. I've tried explaining to people multiple times what a snoball is and they don't understand. Everytime someone I know is visiting... More 

Thank Andria H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Whenever I find myself in NOLA during the spring/summer my first stop has to be Hansen's - not fancy at all but the "shaved ice" with the multitude of flavors is outstanding. Good for an afternoon snack and to help you "cool off" during the warm muggy season

Thank HarryLeon

Travelers who viewed Hansen's Sno-Bliz also viewed


Been to Hansen's Sno-Bliz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115-1663
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 504-891-9788

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hansen's Sno-Bliz and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hansen's Sno-Bliz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

Neighborhood Profile
Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.