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Scandinavian Shave Ice

75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
+1 808-326-2522
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (188 reviews)
“azuki beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
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1 - 10 of 703 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

What sets them apart is their equipment and their ice. Several places serve glorified snow cones. These guys actually use true shaved ice. And there really is a huge difference. Hands down these guys do it the best. They pack and pack and pack which...More

Thank JkmW67
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the Kona Road (rocky road but with coffee flavored ice cream) inside coconut shaved ice. It was a treat!

Thank Kimbalabala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small place off a side street in the harbor area. Shaved ice was very good and we saw a lot of locals stop by for a bite. This is a nice stop during our visit to Kailua Kona.

Thank Oski85
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shave ice was ok compared to others we had. It was huge. They make a very large serving and then compact it. It was very messy as it melted very fast and chunks kept falling off.

Thank fligster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This treat is originally from Japan, but the guy who started this parlor was danish, hence the name. It's a great refreshment on a warm day.

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unique texture and favors comes from blocks of ice being shaved into a compressed ball and then garnished with flavored syrups. Scandinavian Shave Ice always has a line because it simply is the best shave ice on the island with over 70 different flavors...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not impressed at all, very sweet artificial flavors, small cramped and highly over-priced. The place was not well kept and I would not go back. Dont waste your time or money.

Thank Asics447
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's always a line out of the door at this place. After tasting the shave ice, it's obvious why there's a line. There is a huge selection of flavors to choose from (about 75), so the line helps give you time to make an important...More

1  Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we shared a shave ice from here on a very warm day when a cruise ship was in port making the town and Scandinavian Shave Ice a little busy - how nice was it? the mac nut icecream in the centre is the bees knees

1  Thank Cath O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if best on the island as there is another one called Original big island shave ice co near wameia but this one has store front where you can sit and the shave ice is Huge! Yummy too with friendly staff. Nice strip of...More

Thank Mike W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2522
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