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“It's just a snow cone after all”
Review of Shave Ice Paradise

Shave Ice Paradise
Ranked #4 of 8 Dessert in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Shave Ice Paradise (5-5183 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 9671, (808) 826-6659). It was a snow cone and too sweet. We chose what Kauai Revealed suggested: rainbow with mango, pineapple, guava and watermelon over macadamia nut ice cream. The flavors had no taste—no flavor at all. The ice cream had tiny pieces of nuts but no macadamia nut flavor. For $6 it was a waste of calories and disappointing. We had wanted to go to the other “best one” in the food truck called Wishing Well in Hanalei but we got there after he had closed for the day. We wouldn’t have liked the shave ice there either. It’s not our kind of thing.

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Reviewed 8 September 2014

Great stand with great flavors. Much better than Jo Jo's across the street and $1.50 cheaper (although the latter serves a bigger shave ice...but not $1.50 more). I have to admit, to some people's ridicule, the I am like my shave ice without ice cream. Never had it that way growing up. Never have it that way now. So, for me, ice and syrup are the way to go. Shave Ice Paradise does not try to overdo things. Good size serving with the right amount of flavoring. Spend your $4 here.

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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Went there 3-4 times with a week stay in Hanalei, there are plenty of flavors, you can add a scoop of ice cream underneath your treat, mix multiple flavors. The lychee is right on the taste, but the other fruits sampled we're definitely hitting the mark as well.

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Thank WhatsInAScreenName42
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Their macadamia nut milkshake was one of the highlights of our vacation.

During our 7-day stay I think we ordered 5 of them.

Head's-up that it's a bit expensive ($7ish).

We weren't a fan of the shaved ice - it was pretty similar to a slushy on the mainland, but with ice cream on the bottom - but apparently everyone else was, as there was a huge line most of the day.

FYI, this place closes at 6:00 and occasionally earlier than that.

Go early and get a mac nut shake!

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Thank Matt A
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Stopped here two times even though we were staying on the complete opposite side of the island. Refreshing, delicious and wonderful staff.

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