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Hawaiian Brain Freeze Shave Ice and Ice cream

1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
+1 808-961-5935
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (31 reviews)
“haupia” (3 reviews)
“waffle cone” (2 reviews)
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1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love shaved ice and this place did not disappoint. It did take a really long time to get our order but it was worth the wait.

Thank kevmich2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our groupe stopped here for some shaved ice and we enjoyed it very much. The first place we stopped was out of certain flavors we wanted and we were pleased to find a huge selection available here. The staff was the best part because they...More

Thank IceMelt77
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We ate some ice cream here and it was great. I ordered the coffee flavor in a waffle cone and it did not disappoint! The portion was huge, too!

Thank CC B
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Okay the shave ice is amazing, but they don't pack it down, so I lost half of my shave ice to the table and the floor. It was super frustrating to eat. The Portions are HUGE! I got a keiki ( kids size) and I...More

Thank Kami C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Fun place to try shave ice. We loved the lychee and pina colada. Huge portions. Child was $2.50 and plenty for me. Don’t feel ripped off at all. Lots of locals. Went twice. I’m not very adventurous but they had all kinds of other “exotic”-to-me...More

Thank 44joanne
Reviewed 1 March 2018

During our Waipi'o Valley tour, our driver asked if everyone wanted to stop for a treat in Hilo. We all agreed and he took us to a small strip mall where this restaurant is located. It was interesting watching the girl form the shave ice...More

Thank LeeH_943_57
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to come for delicious ice cream and shaved ice in Hilo. Be aware that a small portion of shaved ice is as big as your head and one scoop of ice cream is really the size of 3 scoops in most other places....More

Thank Hella N
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were sharing, so we ordered a large. The woman at the counter warned us that it was big, but we thought for $6 it couldn’t be THAT big, and we really love Shaved Ice, so we went ahead with the large....More

Thank MrsCain811
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The shave ice here is served in GIGANTIC proportions. The large was nearly the size of my 5 year olds head. The keiki cup looks like it will be a small serving, but they pile the ice about 8" high in it! True to the...More

Thank Jayme R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The size will blow you away. We only ordered a medium. Shave ice with ice cream. It tastes so good. The flavors. The color. And great help.

Thank Angeles
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Greg H
23 May 2017|
Response from Karen V | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open 11-7.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Kilauea Ave, # 290 - Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-5935
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