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141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
+1 808-969-9191
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Philadelphia, PA
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882 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 945 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why, but in Hilo they tend to call shave ice "ice shave." People know about long-established Wilson's, and she does good business, but I get the feeling that other, not-as-good shave ice places are more well known. I have no idea why. Wilson's may be the best place in ALL OF HAWAII to have shave ice when... More 

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Thank Dave's_reviews
Pepeekeo, Hawaii
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great place to get shave ice on a hot sunny day. There are a variety to select from. Went to the farmers market and it was nice have something refreshing at the end of my shopping.

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Thank rickystours
Dallas, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This place came highly recommended in a guidebook and we now know why. Amazing flavor, huge portions and at an awesome price. I don't think you'll find a better value ANYWHERE! We got the keiki (kids size) and it was more than enough! Only $2.00!!!! We tried to visit a second time during our vacation but unfortunately, we arrived just... More 

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Thank Korri M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped here after lunch after watching a constant stream of people going here and passing up another shaved ice place. The shaved ice they made was absolutely huge and a great value for the money. The girls working the counter were quick and chatty while they were making our treats.

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Thank Jeff F
Sunnyside, New York
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The syrups were amazing. I got a keiki (kid's size) shave ice and it was huge! The Li Hing Mui (Chinese dried plum) and coconut flavor were a great combo. My husband got regular and it was seriously the size of his head.

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Thank somersaultwithme
Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good flavor list, but the real seller here is that the regular sized sno-cone is the size of your head! Fun place to walk to for dessert after dinner in the area.

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Thank Krod1987
Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great! Awesome shave ice. If it's open I recommend you stop in for a shave ice. Really good!

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Thank Skookumlukum
Mukilteo, Washington
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263 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The price was right, the portions large and the service very friendly. There is seating outside in the front. Good enough or better

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Thank Royce F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

If you love shaved ice then is a must do! Inexpensive and fabulous! Very old school way to make shaved ice and alot of flavors. My husband got coconut, lilikoi and pineapple. You can add sweet cream too! The regular is "HUGE"!

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Thank Martha777lv
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A little slow due to the long lines, but worth it. The lilikoi shave ice was amazing! Try their interesting toppings too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cuisine
Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Mamo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?