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Scandinavian Shave Ice

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75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2522
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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KANSAS CITY
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter loves shaved ice... but was reluctant to try it with ice cream in the middle. After our third visit in less than 10 days we convinced her and it was AMAZING! The lava flow was so good... The other flavors we tried mai tai and Hawaiian sunset were equally as good. Bring your cash there is an up... More 

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Thank RLG764
Houston, Texas, United States
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The shaved ice was perfect. Very light and fluffy. My only complaint is that the syrup really had no flavor. I had three different ones and honestly couldn't tell which was which. Service was great. They were very crowded.

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Thank NicolePG123
Medford, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaved ice is perfectly light and fluffy. The staff is very helpful... The atmosphere is quirky but fun.... a Kona Must!

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Thank BLarson
Stonington
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were scouting around for a good shave ice place in Kona and saw this place on the corner of Alii Drive. A very different way of preparing the shave ice compared with what we had had before. They put a layer of ice on the bottom before adding a round ball of ice cream, than condense a ball of... More 

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Thank funlover_8
kailua-kona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously, do not waste your money on any other shave ice poser. Scandy's is the bees knees IM TELLING YOU. get da Popping pearls on em too. So good it's ridiculous

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Thank cheftel
Lakeside, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience! Many flavors to pick from. The ice is very fine and a medium size is way more than adequate. Wonderful way to cool off, sitting in the shade eating one of their great treats. Want to go back.

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Thank JoAnn M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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224 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first for us. Definitely different than a snow cone. The ice is actually more dense. Very yummy. Staff were super nice. All different flavors available. Have FUN!

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Thank LVRoadWarrior
tha row, ca
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great shave ice place, perfect texture and a huge number of flavors to try. Gotta get the ice cream in the middle and a snow cap to top it all off!

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Thank yapbunzai
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't get the chance to try any other shave ice places on the island to compare to, but holy cow this was delicious! So good with ice cream! The staff was also incredibly friendly. A great stop!

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Thank Katie F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried shave ice on Kauai, Oahu and another place on Kona. This was by far the BEST! Ice was so light and soft, almost like ice cream. The flavors were not too sweet! This is a lit of bang for your buck! Excellent!

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Thank Mbeene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • 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?