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Surfing Monkey Shave Ice

#11 of 19 Dessert in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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1881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
+1 808-359-9282
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Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little shave ice stand near Foodland in Kihei. Shave ice was shaved fine and the flavors were awesome!

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Thank Pppmomof3
Fremont, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

one of the best shaved ice i ever had. for some reason it tastes better on the islands then in california. haha

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1 Thank scottearney
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is literally the best shave ice you can find in Kihei. It has the best flavours and softest ice (and also a very friendly staff member). I went to a few places that disappointed me...but luckily stumbled upon this shave ice gem beside foodland on our last day. Great way to end our visit to Maui.

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1 Thank sleepytraveller8
Marina, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My family loved Surfing Monkey. We tried a bunch of different shave ice vendors but kept coming back to this one. Try the coconut with ice cream and chocolate syrup! The folks working were great to chat with too.

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Thank Hohonuuli
New York
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastically huge potions and they have more options than the shave ice place in Kapalua. I got passion fruit and lemon lime and my girl friend got grape and blue raspberry.

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1 Thank Emmanuel U
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Must visit when you're here. They have 3 locations, one on S. Kihei next to Foodland, one in the Fairmont and a new one in The Shops at Wailea mall. We make it a point to get some every day. Tasty and refreshing! Paul, Nancy and Amy do a phenomenal job!!

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Thank Prep D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Wow! My first time trying shave ice and it was delicious and delightful! Maui Tropical Heaven is an absolute favourite with mango, passion fruit and guava -- raw sugar cane syrups poured over shave ice with vanilla ice cream on the bottom. Oh my gosh -- my life is forever changed!! A great treat to cool down in the hot... More 

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Thank Tara R
Cleveland, Ohio
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Very good shave ice. Convenient location. Good prices. You deserve a nice treat when on Maui and this is the place. Walking distance from the Kihei hotel area.

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Thank cleves66
Kihei, Hawaii
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Usually stop here 3 or 4 times when we stay in Maui. The shave ice is always good.The people working there are always friendly and give us ideas of what type of shave ice to try !!

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Thank jerry h
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Locals consider it the best, and they are right. Some interesting out of the ordinary flavors, too. For ex, Melona seems to be a green melon flavor. Unexpected and very good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 08:00
Monday
10:00 - 08:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 08:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 08:00
Thursday
10:00 - 08:00
Friday
10:00 - 08:00
Saturday
10:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7924
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-359-9282
Description
Located right next to FoodlandShave Ice Flavors:Wild Cherry * Pineapple * Tigers Blood * Blue Rasberry * Coconut * Root BeerStrawberry * Mango * Pink Bubble Gum * Banana * Guava * Blue VanillaGrape * Passionfruit * Malona * Lemon Lime * Pina Colada * Lychee * Watermelon * Li Hing Mui Small $4.00Large $6.00All syrups are made locally using raw sugar canefreeEXTRAS:Vanilla Ice Cream * Azuki Beans * Sweet Cream * Li Hing Powder * Chocolate Syrup

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