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Aloha Deli Ice Cream & Shave Ice

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Below The Seafood Bar, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
+1 808-880-1188
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Pasadena, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful shave ice creations, including one that has a scoop of ice cream in the center. Only trouble is that there is only one person working, so it takes a while.

Thank Susan G
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this spot while looking for alternatives to our hotel breakfast. Got a very friendly server, and it was very homey inside. Food was also price well and good. The french toast in particular was very good. Definitely would recommend making a stop here if you are in the area.

Thank michistar
Menlo Park, CA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Big Island to celebrate Christmas with our daughters, we stopped for lunch at the Aloha Deli Cafe, near Kamuela. The restaurant was quite full when we arrived (a good sign, I always feel), but the young woman server acknowledged our presence quickly and took our order as soon as possible. Service was quite prompt, and our sandwiches,... More 

Thank Mary G
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A quick stop while driving north along the coast. Casual diner with displaying posters for an annual jazz and blues festival and plenty of surf photos. An interesting mix of traditional (loco moco), local (catch of the day) and contemporary (soy smoothies and chai tea). Attracts both locals and tourists. Moderately priced. Friendly albeit casual staff with good service. Highly... More 

Thank pflepsep
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Since we were staying in a resort at Waikoloa, everything around that area is on the expensive side and lacking the local flavours. Saw this place while driving up the coast. It's cosy and has some interesting menu items (including various forms of loco moco!). Cheap, hearty food.

Thank ZeMeke
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My wife has celiac disease so we are always looking for good gluten free food. We were driving back from the north shore of the big island and were looking for a place to have lunch. We stopped at a restaurant that turned out to be closed but since we were hungry decided to look in a hole in the... More 

Thank Joe H
Nottingham, Maryland
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I didn't realize that so many places were closed on Tuesday when we were looking for somewhere to eat for lunch. Then, we happened upon the Aloha Deli! It's nothing fancy. The service was nice and the food was delicious. (good portions are served too) Reasonably priced dishes too!

Thank rddiggins
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Finished biz meetings this am and wanted something quick and easy before the beach. Definitely low key and nothing fancy but they did an excellent job on the blackened Ono sandwich with really crisp peppered fries. Also, very good mango sorbet smoothie that went perfectly with a simple but well appointed sandwich. Wait staff very friendly and very prompt service.... More 

Thank Dave Y
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Well, most people I was standing in line behind were getting shave ice in a variety of flavored and colors. Me, I was there for the ice cream, which is Tropical Dreams made in Waimea. Try the ginger, mud pie, coffee, we'll try them all, so good. In a small cup you can get two flavors. Tucked away right before... More 

Thank divlady
Waimea, Hawaii
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537 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The shave ice here is large--even the child's portion--and is guaranteed to produce multiple brain freezes. The fruit-flavored syrup toppings are super sweet. The ice cream is also delicious. Highly recommended after you have lunch at one of the restaurants in the same complex.

Thank BigIsleFoodie

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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$5 - US$12
Hawaiian, American, International
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Below The Seafood Bar, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-1188
Casual full service family restaurant and ice cream/shave ice shop. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Serving continental, pacific rim, local, american, and other favorite cuisines. Featuring specialty favorites such as Blackened Ono Plate or Salad, Tropical Island Salads, Fish Taco, Kalua Pig & Cabbage, Homemade Veggie Burger,Teriyaki Beef or Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich,Loco Moco Plates, and other popular dishes. Also specializing in local made ice cream, gelato, and sorbet by Tropical Dreams. We have indoor airconditioned seatings, Outdoor Seatings, and also take-out.

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