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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$ 3 - US$ 10
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This popular shaved ice spot is located on the corner of a busy shopping area, on Ali'i Drive, just across the street from the oceanfront embankment. It is mobbed with tourists at all times. Selling shaved ice in three sizes, with and without an ice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the shave ice here! So soft and fluffy and a good amount of flavoring. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SunnyTrvlLvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location was recommended by a local. We had only had shave ice one other time on the island of Kauai. We had that as our comparison. Though the two shave ice offerings were different, we enjoyed them both. You will need a few minutes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great with ice cream, a little expensive for frozen water and flavoring. Very busy and not enough people working, floors were sticky.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jennlucas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on the recommendation of a local. It only to they have shave ice, they also have Dole soft serve, espresso and hand-scooped ice cream. There are a few sugar-free flavors and some natural flavors, too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chesterjibowitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were wandering thru Kona and stumbled upon the shaved ice. We had enjoyed it 4 years ago when we were on Maui and were quick to stop this time too. The very busy shop worked quickly and efficiently to get people...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tek_rice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped here to get some ice cream and shaved ice. The kids really enjoyed the shaved ice and how you could put ice cream inside it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Emily N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were so many choices (flavors) to choose from. I picked my favorite tastes, Strawberry and Banana. It was awesome and no, I did not share with anyone!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank randee101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here and the macadamia nut ice cream is awesome. We brought the family back another day as well. The ice is shaved is very fine which helps with the flavor. The syrup is delicious but the ice cream center...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlaskaDO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came into town from the cruise ship, had lunch, then wanted to finish it off with shaved ice. My husband got orange and lime. It was huge! However, I tasted the coconut ice cream, and was sold! Friendly staff, and quick service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 333cathym
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