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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place based on a recommendation from a tour guide. This place opens at 11 AM and they move very quickly the sizes are very big even for the small, the flavors are excellent, and plenty of options to choose from. The ice is so finally shaved it's like eating snow! Definitely a great place to stop... More 

Thank Mstoren
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yum! We stumbled across this place one hot day and never looked back. Staff were friendly, ordering was easy and there were so many flavour options. Not overly cheap but serving sizes are quite large. Would return in a heartbeat

Thank Ashleigh S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love getting shaved ice when we visit Hawaii and this place does not disappoint. Tons of flavors, large servings, a great way to cool down on a hot day.

Thank Maverick1904
Portland, Oregon
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the better shave ice we had on the big island. Nice people. Great location. Gotta get shave ice when you're in Hawaii

Thank Skookumlukum
Marysville, Washington, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't the first shave ice vendor I encountered on my trip to Oahu and Big Island, but it was the only one that I visited. The name got me in, what do the Scandinavians put on the shave ice, I wondered. Every flavor combination under the sun is available. The staff were so friendly on both of my visits.... More 

Thank NJP_98270
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230 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great shave ice with many flavors from which to choose - fruit flavors through chocolate and some I didn't recognize. The medium was easily big enough for two to share. My daughter loved hers and easily finished a small. Service was very friendly. We ate sitting on the wall by the bay. Delicious.

Thank LissaJ41
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great customer service and shaved ice! We went twice on our trip and both times the service was top notch!

Thank martinmelissamt
Peoria, Arizona
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shaved ice - nice flavor, did not have chunks of ice. Staff were really friendly and there were lots of flavor choices.

Thank MIchelle P
Covington, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This place had been recommended to us by several people and we were so excited to try it! The portions were huge and the staff was friendly but the sno cone itself was not very delicious!! We were pretty disappointed after all the hype!!

Thank MandM620
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

While it's pretty basic -- ice shaved into a cone and covered with sweet syrup -- there is something special about Scandinavian Shave Ice. The staff is friendly, the finished product is awesome. There is an option (extra cost, of course, but worth it if that's what you like) to add a scoop of ice cream in the middle. The... More 

Thank Anita F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $10
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?