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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
11:00 - 21:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, we decided to go to Scandavian Shaved idea from a review we read that called all other shaved ice places "posers" and we thought that was so funny...until we visited. This place is the real deal, their creations are almost like art. I didn't even think I liked shaved ice until I had theirs! I would highly recommend the... More 

Thank Jackie B
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in downtown Kona across from the waterfront walkway and the Royal Palace. Look for the yellow sign. What's to say? It's good and they give you a lot. It's fun to watch them shave it right in front of you. Reminded me of snow. Tons of flavours and toppings to choose from. Very pleasant staff round it off to... More 

Thank Jeanjavert
Temple, Texas
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to get these sweet icey cones… They are so good with many options for ice cream On the inside or toppings on the top. I got the Tigers blood, and it was delicious. We all got the small size, and I can't imagine anyone finishing anything bigger than that. Great friendly service. We always stop there when... More 

Thank CariSB9671
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared a shave ice of tropical fruit flavors (passion fruit or lilikoi, mango, and guava) packed over vanilla macadamia nut ice cream. It was so very refreshing and delicious....the best shave ice ever!

Thank John G
Hercules, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shaved ice here is simply delicious! I love the designs that they put on your order as toppings!

Thank Jolina L
Castle Rock, Colorado
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this place! The shave ice is HUGE and delicious. You can have up to 3 flavors and can also add ice cream (we did the Dole whip!) in the center and also add toppings. Cooled us down on a hot day! $20 for 4 of us. The gal that helped us was super sweet!

Thank lovescolorado2
Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having Big Island shave ice up in north Kohala, we are spoiled. This was just average and the sugar free flavors were below that. Medium was a pretty good size- I wouldn't recommend a large until you are sure you like the product.

Thank twp007
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The service and prices were fantastic. My wife and I took over five minutes to deside what to order. Everything looked so good. We were given samples to help deside. When in Kona, Scandinavian Shaved Ice is a place to stop to be refreshed.

Thank Bigbadmell
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

So often you see shaved ice and most of the time it is still granular. The ice was very soft and the flavors were excellent

Thank Linda S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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 

Thank RLG764

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 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?