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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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75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We pulled in 15 min before closing and apparently started a rush by coincidence. Staff was friendly and patient with my three little ones choosing flavors. Great ice cream choices for the middle and a huge selection of syrups,for the shave ice itself. Small is...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with our family on a hot day. Loved the bubble tea and shaved ice. According to my kids: Get vanilla bubble tea; root beer shaved ice; tigers blood shaved ice.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the "Scandinavian" name fool ya---this is the REAl Hawaii Shave Ice!! (Remember--never add a "D" on Shave--that is haole!!) This popular place is ideally situated on Ali'i Drive right next to an ABC store, across from the sea wall where you can watch...More

Thank Ragski49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great shaved ice. Parking is horrendous but it's worth the effort. Staff is super friendly and they have tons of variety in flavors. Each of us got a different suggested combo and each of us swore we got the best one. Will definitely hit this...More

Thank SweetMamaofTwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Known as Kona's best shaved ice, I had to go try it when we came to town. The combos they had were wonderful, the staff was very fun and entertaining, and the very finely shaved ice made me very happy. How could I ask for...More

Thank 737gretchens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decent soft ice but flavors tasted artificial. Also no parking. Friendly service, but Anuenue tasted much better.

Thank wongvh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get just shave ice or shave ice with ice cream in the middle for an extra $2.50. They have several flavors of ice cream and the very helpful worker gave us samples of all of them. You get to choose up to 3...More

Thank Pdxgirl2015
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Awesome Shave Ice. Their large is rediculously large - seriously larger than my head. Five of us eating it and we still didn't finish it!

Thank hicksspa
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I was on a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and came upon this gem. I had seen other shaved ice places along my journey, but decided to stop at Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kona. I saw the giant treats, colorful, and looking delicious. Once inside...More

Thank Timebanditts
Reviewed 21 May 2017

One of the best shave ices we've ever had! It is a must-place to visit, the staff was very friendly and we highly recommended this place.

Thank darleness2016
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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