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Kauai's Best Shave Ice

Certificate of Excellence
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5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville Shopping Center, Princeville, Kauai, HI
+1 808-635-0013
10:00 - 20:00
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Thu 10:00 - 15:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Macadamian nuts ice cream excellent, good overall value for your money, many choices including fresh fruit.

Thank Ivica S
Fairfield, Ohio
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the shave ice here. It is hard to find sugar free shave ice so this place is getting repeat visits from us!

Thank Tammi H
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you've ever had a sno-cone and thought they were good just wait till this place blows your mind with their amazing shaved ice. They have a variety of flavors that you can mix and different combinations with ice cream. But I highly suggest trying it as regular shave ice first. They can be rather large so you'll probably want... More 

Thank Tiffany R
Kalamazoo, MI
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't call it a "Snow Cone"! They'll get upset - you can see it in their eyes, but they'll still treat you good. Shaved Ice is an art, and they are very proud of it, so be nice. Even though that's what it is, a snow cone. Really good one, though, I mean, I don't have any reason to say... More 

Thank FreedomCreator
Orange county
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Oh so good! It's a stand, easy to get to. The flavors are very good.. our favorite is pineapple.....

Thank Frostieone
Silver Spring, MD
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137 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have to say first that nothing measures up to the Original Shaved Ice on the Big island, but this was decent. I got three flavors...Grape, Raspberry and Coconut. All were good except the Coconut flavor. My husband got Cherry and Lemon. Good location if you want to do some shopping as well.

Thank hikerchick10
San Lorenzo, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Another yummy place for shave ice! Large portions and great flavors!! I came to the area looking for lunch and ended up here for shave ice. Was not disappointed!

Thank Maria M
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was my first visit to Kauai. I was told to be sure and have shaved ice. I wasn't disappointed!!

Thank Sue M
Rohnert Park, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I each had a small shaved ice with three flavors. They have more choices on flavors than Harry Potter's jelly beans. They were reasonably good but my wife and I decided we had good value for our money as we had our first and last one at the same time

Thank twigaduma2016
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1,434 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I like my ice like I like my ladies. Shaved. I don't like normal snow cones. I like them like this. They eat up real nice.

1 Thank Alzor S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville Shopping Center, Princeville, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Princeville
  • Phone Number: +1 808-635-0013

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?