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Shave Ice Paradise

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5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
+1 808-826-6659
10:30 - 06:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 10:30 - 06:00
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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

OK, when you visit the Hawaiian islands, you will hear about shave ice everywhere you go. I have enjoyed shave ice on the Big Island, Oahu, and Maui. Hands down, the best shave ice (in my opinion) is here in Hanalei at Shave Ice Paradise. There is always a line up. They close at 5 pm. The line moves quickly... More 

Thank Nadine G
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was our first time trying shave ice. It was okay compared to Jojo's and Ono Ono. The serving size is rather small and it's expensive for what you get. They do have a lot of flavours but I would recommend you go across the street to Jojo's. The service was friendly.

Thank FromToronto123
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ever heard of making eye contact with customer. The server spent entire time talking over my head to her friends. And nine dollars for a very average smoothly is insane. Go elsewhere.

Thank doctim53
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were a bit overwhelmed at the serving size. We got vanilla ice cream on the bottom and root beer ice on the top (root beer float). Better bigger than smaller, but we needed to eat fast before it melted.

Thank Scott B
Vacaville, California
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248 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Part of the Hanalei experience...gotta stop in here for a shave ice. More flavors than you can count; giant portions.

Thank Dick T
Camarillo, CA
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We should have guessed that when there was no line in front of this place during a busy lunch hour that we should have passed on it too. Hard, chunky shave ice that didn't have enough syrup on it. Ululani's is the best shave ice we've ever had, and this place doesn't even come close.

Thank adviceucantrust
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stopped here after a morning snorkel trip on a very warm day. The shave ice was yummy and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Cilantro63
Humble, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A great place to stop in and cool off after a day at the beach on the north side. Wonderful shaved ice selections, along with my favorite...the Mac Nut Shake. Gotta stop and get one every time I'm in the area.

Thank LLLambertJr
Kailua, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Have never had shave ice here but always stop by for the mac nut milkshake. I appreciate the maximum filling of the cup but the thing is always a mess. The shake is tasty albeit heavy; customer service is so so.

Thank HIHessam
Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

First time in Hawaii and heard a lot about shaved ice. So we had to try. Never had shaved ice with ice cream at bottom. The lady working recommended the Bali hai so I tried it and it was awesome. My daughter had macadamia nut ice cream on bottoms with pineapple and coconut syrup over the ice. So incredible. When... More 

Thank ymann1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Center Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96746-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6659
Shave Ice Paradise offers authentic, soft & fluffy Hawaiian Shave Ice as well as ice cream & milkshakes to our wonderful customers! Many flavor options available! Ask about our special combinations which are shave ice over a scoop of ice cream and add a sno-cap on top to make it even more heavenly! Located in the heart of Historic Hanalei Town right next door to Bubba's Burgers. Stop by for a refreshing, delicious shave ice today! Open Every Day! Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday.

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