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5017 Lawai Rd, In front of Lawai Beach Resort, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9619
11:00 - 17:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy shaved ice - enjoyed the natural ( cane sugar) pineapple and passion fruit flavours. Delicious refreshment after snorkelling!! Two thumbs up!!

Thank bcislandgirl
Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came across this little snackbar when we came back from our morning walk to Spouting Horn and the Acai smoothie really hit the spot. They do lunch options (very popular with the surfing kids, I wouldn't eat Chili in the midday heat, think 80's...) Do go when in the neighbourhood!

Thank VidaBoheme63
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed at Kuhio Shores, so this was perfect for us! We loved snorkeling at Lawaii Beach and being able to walk across the street (30 feet away from our beach towels!) for snacks or lunch!

Thank lunatoke
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We always buy a shaved ice here. Don't forget to make it a combination with a snow cap over ice cream

Thank Steve E
Marysville, Washington
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Located across the road from Lawai Beach, this little stand offers snacks, hotdogs , shave ice, some drinks and other goodies. It is a one-person show so service is on "island time". Also, choices are limited because of the small size of the shop. However, given those disclaimers, it is convenient to those snorkeling or enjoying the beach.

Thank Lyndy468
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very convenient located across from the beach. Loved the fresh fruit syrup really good. The owner was very nice and appreciative. Didn't get food but the snacks looked good.

Thank LodiDazzles
Lynda C, Owner at RipTides Shave Ice & Snacks, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it! More 

Southlake, Texas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

While beach hopping we discovered this lovely spot where you can lay out on a super nice grass area and watch the surfers while enjoying the fresh fruit shaved ice from Riptides. The lady there serves up refreshing drinks/snacks with a big dose of Hawaiian hospitality. Sweet!

Thank frog52016
Lynda C, Owner at RipTides Shave Ice & Snacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It's a special place that is for sure! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The lady at this stand saved our vacation. My wife got stung by a sea urchin which is very painful. Not knowing what to do we asked the lady who knew exactly how to remedy this. Thank you so much. Mahalo

Thank Daniel D
Lynda C, Owner at RipTides Shave Ice & Snacks, responded to this review

Your welcome! Hope your wife has healed up! More 

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Great shaved ice! I love that having natural flavors was an option! We loved the Strawberry Passion Fruit with whitecap and ice cream. Why not? It's vacation!!!

Thank Stacey G
Lynda C, Owner at RipTides Shave Ice & Snacks, responded to this review

Thank you! You did it up right! More 

Orange, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Saw this place when I parked to go to Lawai Beach and thought I'm getting something when I'm done snorkeling. I actually walked up and the friendly lady there gave me some good advice and answered some ?s I had about the area. Very Helpful! After snorkeling I needed a cold coffee drink and she blended me up a delicious... More 

Thank Caljeff
Lynda C, Owner at RipTides Shave Ice & Snacks, responded to this review

Thanks! Yes, the Kona Mocha does hit the spot! :) More 

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5017 Lawai Rd, In front of Lawai Beach Resort, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9619
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: 18088558304
Shave Ice with or without Ice Cream. Traditional or Homemade Real Fruit Shave Ice made with organic cane sugar and fruit only! Our traditional syrups are made on the Island and do not have High Fructose Corn Syrup in them. Very Yummy! We have organic fruit smoothies. A variety of snacks, bacon wrapped Polish Sausage dogs, all beef hot dogs, corn dogs, sandwiches, chili/rice, chips, candy, drinks, Kauai best brownies and Ice cream Lava Bowl. We are always adding new items. Open M-Sat. unless it is raining, then we are closed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?