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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
+1 808-326-2522
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Redwood City, California
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63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This shave ice is the BEST and I have tried many a shave ice. Staff is VERY friendly, shave ices are HUGE and the flavors are great. The ice is very finely shaved and we enjoyed it several times while in the area. The staff went out of their way to make the shave ice fun for the two teens... More 

Thank sandygreenberg
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first shave ice experience. They put a scoop of ice cream in the center if you want... That's what we did. It was pretty good, but I think we are just ice cream people.

Thank Team J
League City, United States
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all got something different at Scandinavian Ice. I had chocolate mac nut ice cream while my daughter had chocolate ice cream and my husband and son had different flavor of shaved ice with ice cream. Everyone enjoyed their sweet treat.

Thank Cherie S
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ordered the small shave ice and it was huge. The infinite flavors of shave ice flavors and varied ice cream flavors will leave you in a whirlwind of decisions. In all it was delicious. Come on, give it a try! I am sure you are going to love it.

Thank preciadogeli
Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've had shave ice all over Hawaii and this was, hands down, the very best. Shave ice was shaved very thin, and is not at all chunky. We like a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle, and they serve Tropical Dreams ice cream, which is basically the best ice cream in the whole world! Many flavors to choose... More 

Thank WeLove2Travel23
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were introduced to shave ice on Maui with homemade syrup and so we were on the hunt for great shave ice on the Big Island. We stopped at the Scandinavian Shave Ice due to reviews and a local recommended them to us. The shave ice looked impressive so we went all out with extras just like in Maui. However... More 

Thank AlhoaTX
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Shave ice is an amazing Island style treat shave finer than a snow cone the flavors are amazing and Scandinavian Shave Ice does it the best here on the big island definitely get it with ice cream on the bottom. And I do recommend paying the little bit extra for the plastic guard cone as you will wear most of... More 

Thank KonaDaKine
McMinnville, Oregon
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the recommendation of both TripAdvisor and our guidebook, we stopped here during the monthly concert and street fair (3rd Sunday each month). Each of us tried various combinations of flavors, and two of us upgraded our selection to include an ice cream center. The verdict: well-made, well-priced, and well-flavored--a marvelous cooling, sweet snack that's well worth the stop. We... More 

Thank Jcwill5
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide variety of flavors and add-ones to creat your perfect treat. Walk right across the street to enjoy your shave ice sitting on the sea wall watching waves roll in, fishermen, surfers, other water activities.

Olympia, Washington
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It must be the machines they use but the ice is so fine that it is fun to eat. Many, many different flavors from which to choose.Probably the best shaved ice stand I have ever been to. Saw many people ignore the straw they give you. Use the straw, the melted liquid is half the experience. Would go everyday if... More 

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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
Average prices
$3 - $10
Hawaiian, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522

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