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“No better place”

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
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Good for: Families with children
Description: All Shave Ice is Not Created Equal... We specialize in and are passionate about serving the BEST shave ice! Now open for 5 years, we have rapidly become recognized as the top shave ice shop in Maui and one of the top 3 shave ice shops in ALL of Hawaii! We are known for the softest ice (comparable to Waiola's on Oahu), the best tasting flavors (we make 100% of our flavors using premium fruit purees, fresh fruits (when available), extracts, and concentrates from Hawaii and all across the United States), and warm friendly service with true ALOHA spirit! We specialize in our tropical fruit flavors. Our mango, coconut, pineapple, lilikoi (passion fruit), and guava taste like biting into the fresh fruit itself. From the filtered water to the premium gourmet Roselani's Ice Cream to the homemade mochi and azuki add-ons, we have thought through every detail of the shave ice to provide the BEST tasting shave ice possible! Get rid of any preconceived notions of what a shave ice or snow cone is like.....this takes shave ice beyond the highest level imaginable!
Fair Haven, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“No better place”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The place to go. Period. Best shave ice anywhere and that staff are so friendly. We went twice in a week and loved the amazing amount of choices we had. Clean tasting and not over heavy syrups because they are homemade.

Visited October 2013
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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Kahului location once during our visit, and it was as good as the Front Street locations - that is to say, excellent! The flavors were amazing, and the ice was perfect. They have the formula down! And, the price is right for a good-sized snack - good value.

This location is a little hard to find, as it's in a little makeshift tiki shack at the end of the shopping center near Dairy Rd and Hana Hwy. They could benefit from a small realtor-sized sign on the roadway, to point in prospective customers.

This will likely be our first stop on our next trip to Maui.

  • Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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125 reviews
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“Hands down best shave ice on Maui! Had shave ice almost every day while on Maui!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

There are four locations on Maui and we visited each one many times while staying in Maui! We fell in love with shave ice the first time we visited Hawaii a couple years ago. Can't get enough of this stuff. Unfortunately everyone makes it differently. At many places it's closer to a snow cone in consistency than shave ice.

But Ululani's I personally found has the best shave ice on the island. The shave ice is very fine and powdery like snow and has the texture much like Italian ice when covered with flavoring. The natural flavors are made from real fruit and mouthwatering.

There is a lingo you must learn when ordering one. Ordering is usually really fast and the lines are usually long, so you don't want to hold up anyone. First you tell them what size, then if you want ice cream and/or azuki beans on the bottom and if you want mochi balls and/or cream (snow cap) on top. Next you tell them what flavors you want. My wife and I usually shared a large Shave Ice with three tropical flavors, mac nut ice cream on bottom and a snow cap on top.

  • Visited September 2013
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College Station, Texas
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462 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great shave ice”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Based on the reviews, we went to Ululani's for shave ice and didn't try any other places because it was great. That said I don't know if it is better than other places because we couldn't compare, but you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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“Finest Shaved Ice Ever Tasted so far...”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Tasty, thirst quenching treat especially when you're feeling hot! The shaved ice is very fine and smooth unlike other vendors. They really pack it down so once liquid flavor is poured down, you don't get a hollow and melted part in the container. That's another thing I like about them...not feeling cheated for what you're paying for. You can even add a scoop of ice cream (placed at bottom) if you are feeling special for an additional price, but certainly worth it! Their syrups don't have the after-taste of "fake flavoring". That's how good it is! Our family sometimes go there after dining out and have these different flavors as dessert treats. If you haven't had one yet, I suggest you give it a try! :-)

  • Visited November 2012
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