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.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$4 - $10
Meals
Drinks
FEATURES
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (988)
Filter reviews
953 results
Traveler rating
694
188
45
15
11
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
694
188
45
15
11
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ice cream flavor choices sugar free flavors mango frozen yogurt snow cone snow cap dole whip the big island worth the wait ali'i drive across the street hawaii yummy medium scoop mainland
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaved ice here was not a smooth as Ululani's. We got the rainbow shaved ice with mac nut ice cream.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Shave Ice with an amazing choice of flavors and additions (ice cream, candies) The medium was bigger than my head.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Occasionally on the mainland, you'll go to a county fair or other event and someone will have a stand or food truck advertising "Hawaiian Shaved Ice". I passed by every single one thinking " oh, that's just a sno-cone". Now that I passed them up,...I don't know how many might have been authentic, but I suspect that hardly any were as awesomely authentic as this place. The first difference you notice between a sno-cone and shave ice is that the real deal has much finer ice pieces. Then they are compacted far tighterMore

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 4, 2022

Loved the many flavor options and that you can add ice cream or Dole soft serve to your shaved ice. Yum!

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 27, 2022

This place was hopping busy the night we went! Had a line out to the street. I tried the sugar free, which actually wasn't that delicious, but it never is. My husband's was yummy! We got the ice cream centers and toppings. Very fun and...creative — endless combinations of flavors and toppings! Just a fun date night stop.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 23, 2022

We finally got our shave ice the last day on the island and it did not disappoint! Super small place with a long line, but it moves fast and is worth the wait. Refreshing, lots of flavors...so good!

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 17, 2022

This was our first shaved ice of our trip and the staff was very accommodating and answered our questions on the variety of flavors and types of shaved ice (with or without ice cream,definitely choose the ice cream). Very tasty

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

Yay! Shave ice! We got it here twice , enjoyed all our flavors. Quick working and friendly staff. Lots of interesting flavor choices and.toppings.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 24, 2022

Was a real treat. We were given many choices, and the snowcone was great. There was a Line, but it moved really fast.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 12, 2022

I frequent the Big Island regularly and have tried all the shave ice places I can find. Scandinavian Shave Ice is by far the best shave ice I have had on the island. The choice of flavors and toppings are amazing. Haupia and mochi are...the best I have had. Definitely a necessary stop each time I come to Kailua.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Delicious Shave Ice treats! You have to try it with ice cream or dole whip inside. The staff is friendly and helpful. We try to visit everyday while on the Big Island!

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 9, 2022

We ended up going here because One Aloha was closed....oh my gosh, so amazing. The lilikoi cheesecake ice cream was out of this world! Get the natural flavors for the shaved ice, totally worth the small up charge.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

Very friendly staff, lots of flavors, definitely worth a visit. Nice treat to cool off after a long day of shopping. Will be back

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 22, 2022

Very kind, patient staff who did not rush my daughters as they chose between the many, many flavors. Lots of options, no disappointments.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 21, 2022

This was my last chance to have shave ice on my Hawaiian vacation and it was one of the better ices we had on the islands. We got there right when they opened - thankfully, because they got busy very quickly. The staff was friendly...and the shave ice was very good. At certain times, it can be difficult to find parking nearby.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Kona Seaside Hotel
1,546 reviews
.14 miles away
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
602 reviews
.18 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3,770 reviews
.20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua-Kona
700 reviews
.21 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Kona Coffee Cafe
607 reviews
.16 miles away
Big Island Grill
1,508 reviews
.16 miles away
Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks
4,230 reviews
.07 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Hulihe'e Palace
765 reviews
.05 miles away
Mokuaikaua Church
432 reviews
.06 miles away
Nurturing Therapeutics
7 reviews
.02 miles away
Big Island Buggy
88 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Scandinavian Shave Ice staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Scandinavian Shave Ice

Yes, Scandinavian Shave Ice offers takeout services.

Scandinavian Shave Ice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4