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“Da Best Shave Ice”
Review of Hawaiian Blizzard

Hawaiian Blizzard
Ranked #8 of 9 Dessert in Kapaa
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Salt Lake City, Utah
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Da Best Shave Ice”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Hawaiian Blizzard is a stand on the sidewalk immediately around the corner from Big Save Market in the Kapaa Shopping Center. Onolicious! They have been there for years, m must stop when we are driving home from the north shore. True to Island tradition, their hours are "flexible"

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Jim F
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Hawaii
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“Nowhere else will you find a finer shave ice on Kauai!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Aaron has been shaving ice for nearly 30 years and shaves his ice the original, traditional fine quality that has absolutely NO crunch when eating. He also makes all of his own syrup and supplies many other (competing) vendors on Kauai. But all the others make their shave ice cups fast and crunchy. And if he's slow, he'll play his ukulele while his customers sit and eat. Note that he's moved slightly away from Big Save Grocery Store closer to the highway, around the corner of the building near the medical clinic.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank MauiNotKaoi
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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is what shave ice is supposed to be”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

If you have tried shave ice before and can't see what there is to be excited about then you haven't had real shave ice! Real shave ice is fine like snow and it is so delicate that it instantly melts on your tongue. We go to Kauai often and I don't know how we have missed this guy before as we have tried it in many places (and on other islands as well). We had been going to JoJo's (original) and have enjoyed their product but Aaron's shave ice is heads above. What a difference shaving the ice finely makes. I could go on but you get the idea. Bottom line, it took us awhile to find this place (tucked under the eves of the Big Save market, around the corner more by the medical offices) but as long as he keeps coming there we will be buying his shave ice. We went back every day the last week we were on Kauai. Can't wait to go back in May and have some more!

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank bogustoo
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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small, but great personal service, excellent shave ice.”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stopped here before heading back to our hotel from a day exploring the north shore. They are just a booth set up in a shopping center. They have many many flavors to choose from and the prices are consistent with other shave ice places. Great personal service. We sat on their benches provided and were offered more syrup and cream when we had eaten about half of our shave ice. It looked to be a man and his son working. They were playing a guitar and ukelele while we were eating. Felt like we had our own private concert. We liked this place a lot better than JoJo's Shave Ice.

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank piratefan04
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Atlanta
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“AWESOME!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Our entire family loved the ice here. The owner is so nice and friendly. The ice is shaved so fine and they have great flavors that the not only liberally apply but if you eat there they will keep checking to see if you want them to reapply even more. Try the sweetened condensed milk like substance on your ice also for a different taste. Great experience and value.

  • Visited June 2011
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4 Thank ATLTraveling
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