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Ici Ice Cream Shop

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2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
+1 510-665-6054
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 14:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The affogato here is outstanding and many of the other flavors are not far behind. The wait can be long but it is definitely worth it. Plus the staff make every effort to expedite the line.

Thank Ben I
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the flavors and variety, including the hand made cones, but the cost for just one small scoop was too high. We would go back, but might have to save up first.

Thank DannyPoika
Fairfield, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is not your average ice cream parlor type ice cream so if you're looking for big scoops of generic flavors ala Fentons, this is probably not for you. Ici has a different variety of flavors everyday, only 11, but I can always find something appealing. The quality is more like a homemade ice cream and it's not cheap but... More 

Thank SayuriDowd
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This may be the best ice cream in Berkeley. Now granted I am a huge fan of Fenton's in Oakland. But Ici and Fenton's are as different as, say, Berkeley and Oakland! Ici has the most creative, flavors I have seen since traveling in Rio. And what they lack in terms of ability to serve the crowds (maybe take a... More 

Thank 510thehood
Jerusalem, Israel
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

After waiting on line for ages for what was supposed to be amazing ice cream, I couldn't believe how bad this ice cream was. It should be called "Icy", not Ici, because it tasted like sweet ice. You'd be much better off with Haagen Dasz or Ben & Jerry's from a supermarket.

Thank DavidBohm
Granite Bay, California
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437 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Not much variety, but OK. The coffee ice cream sandwich was pretty good, but expensive and small. The Salt and Straw ice cream place in Portland is much better

Thank Richard K
Twain Harte, California
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

What am interesting place. If you love unique flavors this is the place to go. I am not a big ice cream enthusiast but the flavors they produce attracts even me! Check it out!! 😃

Thank Prof073147
Benicia, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Awesome gelato. Burnt caramel is spectacular. It's a 20 minute walk from the Claremont, but the walk is pleasant if a bit hilly on the return.

Thank Peter A
Tahoe City, California
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240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Was in the Berkeley area last Saturday. After dinner, we wanted frozen yogurt or ice cream to tops things off. My son had previously attended school here and knew of Ici's. We decided to give it a try. First thing, be prepared for a bit of a wait. Ours was about 15 minutes. They can only handle so many people... More 

Thank fallfan54
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

I knew I wanted to visit Ici's long before I came to Cal. Their favors are unique and taste great! The line is usually long, but the ice cream is worth the wait. If you're in Elmwood, check out the rest of the area - there are a lot of awesome places!

1 Thank Margarita F

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2948 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-6054

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