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Shave Ice Paradise

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5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
+1 808-826-6659
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 10:30 - 06:00
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Windsor, Canada
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609 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better of the ubiquitous Shave Ice Stands. I think they make their own fruit syrups because they are not sickly sweet but have a natural fruit flavor that is refreshing. If you find yourself on the North Shore of Kauai be sure to try Shave Ice Paradise.

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Thank jfarlam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical, average shave ice. Customer service negligible. Will do the trick but have had much better with better service

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Thank Jessica P
Kansas City
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of newer shops make fresh syrup on site. Generally these are much sweeter... usually too sweet. These syrups are Hawaiian made still, but mixed prior to order and perfectly balanced. Good service by the one associate working. Can't go wrong with any shave ice in Hawaii.. I mean that. If you're looking for the kind you grew up on,... More 

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Thank David&Puanani
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

You can't swing a dead rooster in Kauai without hitting a shave ice place, but this one seemed better than most. It's still ice and flavored syrup, but the staff were nice and friendly.

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Thank pazduha
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I really wanted a shave ice but couldn't believe the prices of them in all the stores. We ended up coming here as it was the cheapest we could find. It was delicious and the same size as I had seen being served elsewhere. I went for 4 flavours though I think the last one was a bit lost amongst... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Covington, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

On our recent trip to Kauai we tried a variety of different places that made shave ice. Theirs was the first shave ice that I ever had and I thought it was delicious! Classic shave ice with the syrup flavors, but you can get a macadamia nut ice cream on the bottom. Yum! So good, that when we came back... More 

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Thank jessica651
Calgary, Alberta
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A must have stop when in Hanalei especially with Mac Nut Ice Cream. Too good to pass up. We stopped here repeatedly during our two weeks on Kauai.

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Thank buildguy
Livermore, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My daughter is a shave Ice expert. A day in Hawaii is not complete unless she has had at least one and sometimes 2. This place has the best flavorings around, maybe not a huge selection, but the flavors they have are very flavorful. There is a place in Kappa that is good also, Ono Ono, lots of flavors (... More 

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Thank derek d
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great people, great service and great shaved ice that tastes like the fruit/sweet thing you asked for. It's exactly what you'd expect :-)

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Thank Elizabeth W
Henderson, Nevada
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429 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had to have one. Huge size shaved ice. It looks like they are about 2cups in size. Have one of these and your good till dinner.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$8
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6659
Description
Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as well as ice cream & milkshakes to our wonderful customers! Many flavor options available! Ask about our special combinations which are shave ice over a scoop of ice cream and add a sno-cap on top to make it even more heavenly! Located in the heart of Historic Hanalei Town right next door to Bubba's Burgers. Stop by for a refreshing, delicious shave ice today! Open Every Day! Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday.

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