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Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of flavors and combinations... Definitely worth a visit if you've never had a Hawaiian shaved ice.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 8, 2020

We visited 3 times during our stay over Thanksgiving week 2020. The kids and adults really enjoyed the shaved ice. The location is easy to access right on/off Alii Drive in downtown Kona with parking nearby. We will be sure to visit on future trips...to the Big Island.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed December 6, 2020

Delicious shaved ice with ice cream center, best when watching the waves at the beach park across Alii Drive

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 9, 2020

Every time I visit the Big Island I ALWAYS stop for shave ice here! There's a variety of flavors, the portions are large, and it's relatively cheap. Be sure to get the mango/guava/passion fruit ice with Lilikoi cheesecake ice cream as the center - it's...amazing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020

We had shave ice here 3 times! Super good and the people that waited on us were very friendly. We were so happy with this place that we did not even try any others : )

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Locals favorite place is always good. They have so many flavors and ice cream also. Even tough small potion, it was big for us. Public parking locates 3 minutes from the store. They only have 8 seats.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

We loved Scandinavian Shave Ice so much we got it twice!! You have lots of options to order your treat! You can add ice cream which they have a great selection and then you can add toppings too. I got the pineapple soft serve in...the middle of my ice once which was delicious! So good!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020

There was no ice cream in the middle. It was an expensive way too sweet slushy. The line was very long.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Many options with regards to flavors, add ons (boba, pearls, Ice cream) Quick service... Note that the sizes are quite large. Can't go wrong if you looking to satisfy your shave ice craving!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

They have a huge selection of flavours and provide good service. Drop in when you start to get hot and cool down.

Date of visit: January 2020
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