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Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Ranked #1 of 19 Dessert in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Fast Food, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

I didn't know that shaved ice could be such an art form! They treated their shaved ice as if it were something more! they poke holes in it so the syrups can be better displaced. And they have local combination flavors! I tried Lahaina and it was great!

Visited January 2014
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nanoose bay, bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“best stretch of beach, best shave ice”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

OMG,... Lillikoi, Macadamia Nut, and green tea with cream!!!
Gotta try the local flava".... Tried another shave ice place, but this one, with tons of shade, and lots of tables, was da bomb! Can't wait to go back again next time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Maui must do!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Shave ice is the best after beach treat, hot day treat . . . or any treat, we even had shave ice on a rainy day this last visit! Ululani's is good, great, they're awesome at what they do. Wide variety of flavors, ice cream, extras (like mochi, kauai creme, li hing powder) too!

We visited 4 times during our 2 week trip. It's incredibly convenient, near the airport and in Kahului (though there are several other locations) near mom and dad's house. Our favorites are vanilla mac or coconut ice cream with mango, blue vanilla, li hing mui, lychee, guava or for something different and tart, try the tamarind!

The 5th star is for pricing, every little topping is an additional charge - ice cream, creme, mochi . . . there is another spot on the West side of the island that does shave ice as well (better in my opinion) and charges a flat rate - any and all toppings (including ice cream) included in that price and they are still cheper than Ululani's plain shave ice.

Aside from that - it's perfect. It's heaven.

Visited December 2013
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Riverside, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Blows the doors off other shave ice”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was our first shave ice of the trip to Hawaii and FAR AND AWAY the best of the bunch -- by a longshot. However they crush that ice is not to be believed and the flavors were great. We loved the holes in the tables to hold your cup. I wish we'd gone there a few more times.

Visited December 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“amazing yay yum YES”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

delicious, we came here 6/8 days on our trip, best shave ice in maui for sure! get the coconut ice cream in the bottom, and stick to tropical fruits for delicious real fruit flavors, mango, pineapple, strawberry, coconut were our faves

Visited December 2013
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