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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
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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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avon lake, oh
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here on a recommendation and it was so good/fun, that the kids and I came back again. Shaved ice with so many flavors to choose from, drizzled with 3 flavors of syrup and shaped for you, and you can get soft serve ice cream in the middle! Will miss this summer treat back at home...already plotting how to recreate... More 

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Thank monica081
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best shave ice on the Big Island certainly has a strange name for a waterfront spot in paradise! But don't let that put you off. The locals know and Scandinavian is where we go! It's a popular place and pretty crowded sometimes, but worth the wait. Great service, super nice people, tons of flavors. Think I'll go down there... More 

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Thank CptBrian
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best shaved ice in Kona! Fast service, large portions and friendly staff. Our family enjoyed every bite! Cute shaved ice photo opportunity in front of the store as well!

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Thank Peggy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Who knew shaved ice could be so good. It was very yummy and had flavour all the way through. Staff are very friendly and the prices are great. Can't wait to go back for another

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't think shaved ice could be this amazing... The flavors were super tasty, plenty of toppings and you can even get it with ice cream in the middle. The location is great too!

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Thank Devin S
Mill Creek, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We still believe the best Hawaiian Shave ice we've had was on Kauai, however this place came pretty close. This place is always busy and they have a ton of flavors a to choose from. If you're looking for some great authentic Hawaiian Shaved Ice then this is the place for you, plus the view of the ocean makes it... More 

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Thank Mark W
Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the texture of the shave ice that I dig and Scandinavian Shave Ice has a good one. Oh, and their flavors, they have a natural taste. Not sickeningly sweet or sugary at all! Their location is great. Walk around with your shave ice and window shop and enjoy the gorgeous views.

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Thank eldteacher
Saint Joseph, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this the night before we flew out and rearranged our schedule so we could return the next day. The shave ice is like no other and putting the pineapple soft serve in the middle was like no other dessert we have ever tried. The lines get a bit long but they move very quickly and it is definitely... More 

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Thank saintjosephillinois
sf bay california
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scandanavian shave ice Kailua Kona, is an absolute staple for a Hawaiian island visit. They are big, they are bad and bangin variety! Great location, walk across Ali’I and sit on the break wall if the waves aren’t slamming and look over and you are likely to see a Honu waiting in the shallows to hold your attention while you... More 

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Thank 1royhobbs
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great shaved ice place right across from the bay. Several selections of ice cream to add to your cone or if you prefer yogurt they have that too. I love the Tropical flavor a of mango, guava and coconut. Staff is very courteous and kind.

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Thank Eric A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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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