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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
Houston, Texas, United States
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank BLarson
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank funlover_8
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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

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 4 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.

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!

Thank LVRoadWarrior
tha row, ca
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

Thank yapbunzai

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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?