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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
+1 510-665-6054
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 14:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the super rich chocolate ice cream and sauce with texture in the sundae to go very much. Prices are on the high side but not out of line for Berkeley.

Thank psyfoodie
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With constantly changing flavors all made from local sources, it's no wonder people wait in line for Ici's. The staff are so friendly, and I've never had a flavor that I didn't like! The cones with the chocolate tip are delicious. Ici will always be my go to ice-cream place!

Thank Karen P
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The staff were very nice and the flavors were very interesting -- things like Earl Grey, Huckleberry-Fig, Meyer Lemon, as well as chocolate and vanilla. After tasting a few options I got Ginger Creme Brulee; the flavor was excellent but the texture was a little too icy. Also, I paid the extra for a cone but don't recommend that choice... More 

San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The flavors change every day and they are so good and unusual. And they have their own hand made come with their tip filled with chocolate like in France!

Thank Patricia Odette B
Lawrence, Kansas
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954 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Ici is a tiny little store, but they have large quality ice cream. I am a chocolate lover, which is always available along with vanilla, but they have some fancy flavors that I have to try. So, I get a scoop of chocolate and a second scoop of some great fruit flavor. Well worth a visit, or two, or three,... More 

Thank Robert S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went during the day so no lines. Amazing ice cream flavors. A must try. I tried the Bourbon Chocolate Chip. Delicious!

Zurich, Switzerland
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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

In summer, many customers line up in front of this tiny little shop, but it is always worth waiting. I love their sorbets, for example a blend of coconut and passion fruit. They also offer seasonal ice cream like one with pumpkin for Thanksgiving. And their espresso is one of the best in the area. To stop here after dinner... More 

Thank fabian_zurich
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Great ice cream. Not your typical ice cream shop. Different flavors, my favorite is the lime marshmallow. You will not get heaping scoops that you are used to, but the flavors are worth it. The homemade cone is not to be missed. You will have to wait in line (velvet rope).

Thank AsheyJoz
Battle Creek, Michigan
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Best ever ice cream -- very creative flavors and extremely kind and friendly wait staff. Don't be afraid of the line-- it moves quickly and once you taste these frozen confections-- you'll understand.

Thank TheIndulgentTraveler
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276 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I'd read about Ici, and as an ice cream obsessive, had to try it when in Berkeley. I was afraid my family would turn around as soon as they saw the line out the door (we visited on a Friday night), but I prevailed and we were all glad we gave Ici a chance. Though there was a line, servers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-6054

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?