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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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75-5699 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3112
+1 808-326-2522
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 the shop, I saw 3 sizes displayed on the counter. I pointed to the middle... More 

Thank Timebanditts
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The flavors and the shaved ice were delicious!! Highly recommend checking it out. The staff were super friendly and helpful

Thank srochow
East Hampton, Connecticut
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazy how a bowl of ice can be better than another. My husband liked this place the best. He liked the coconut cream drizzle they put on top. I got a sundae which was delicious. I didn't expect it to be so good because the specialty of the place is shave ice. There is a lot of variety here. Crazy... More 

Thank Amber5176
Valparaiso, Indiana
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delicious treat after a day at the beach! There's a plethora of shave ice flavors to choose as well as fantastic ice creams and toppings to make your shaved ice treat perfect. Staff was wonderful and extremely helpful too.

Thank veritas2578
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always thought Hawaiian shaved ice was the staple in the Islands. This place was a surprise, but did not disappoint. Tasty combinations of tropical flavors. Be sure to find a spot to sit, as the small size is still considerable... or simply share one with a friend to cool off on a hot day.

Thank alpha2graz
Kilgore, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But here is four "Love in a Cup!" Best shave ice I've ever had! We walked across the street and sat on the sea wall and ate our shave ice as the waves crashed.

Thank Kate B
New York
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281 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the only free parking lot in Kona, this place is well-worth visiting. There have countless fruit flavors for the ice, and as many different suggest combinations. Prices are reasonable - for Kona! They do have a minimum for credit cards, so unless you are a crowd, bring your cash.

Thank SabreSailor
Crown Point, Indiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good and refreshing. Ice cream inside of the shaved ice with a choice of 3 flavors of topping. We absolutely loved it. Walked across the street to look about at the water and enjoy it.

Thank JanisN123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Hawaiian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?