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“Great shave ice!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Da Shave Ice Place

Da Shave Ice Place
Ranked #12 of 19 Dessert in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Wheelchair Accessible
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great shave ice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We liked this place so much we came back twice! Kids loved the snow cap option (ice cream on the bottom) as well as cream drizzled on top. Heaven. Many flavors to choose from. My personal favorite was the li hing mui.

Visited February 2013
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30 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very good Kona style Shave Ice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

I've been coming to the Big Island for 25 years and always make a point to get a shave ice here. The main reason is for the "Kona Flavor" shave ice. The difference between regular shave ice syrup and kona flavor syrup is the addition of cream to the syrup. They have 3 Kona Flavors. Haupia Coconut, Strawberry Cream and Li Hing Mui. I like to get half Kona Haupia and half Pineapple with the ice cream on the bottom. If your in the area check out this hidden gem.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chase O
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Reno, Nevada
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1,284 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
“Hawaiian Classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

It's not fancy, it's just a great treat on a hot day. The ice is shaved fine and they you choose if you want ice cream on the bottom or not. Then you choose up to 3 flavors of syrup to sweeten up your treat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Deb W
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Local flavor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

A quaint shop with hawaiian ice after a trip to Akaka Falls. Nice friendly service and fair prices. Other baked goods and hancafted items in this store as well.

Visited May 2013
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Massachusetts
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just a dressed up soft drink made of ice and sugar; not a "Restaurant".”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Sorry, don't see what all the hype is about "Shaved Ice". It is just a slushy in a cone shape. Or a flavored sugary syrup with ice. Melts and is messy. This is just a dressed up soft drink made of sugar and ice, perhaps it could be considered a dessert at the most. Don't understand how this is considered a "restaurant review". There is not a choice of "food" like a restaurant. Questions below of "how would you rate the food" and is it "dining on a budget", really don't apply. Or how would you rate the value of your "meal" compared to other restaurants? How about service? Can you even begin to compare the service of a fine dining restaurant and the service at a take out window. Seriously.....this is not a "restaurant" and should not be considered in the "restaurant reviews". None of the "Shaved Ice" establishments should be in the same category as a "restaurant" where you sit down and are served food, by someone who makes their living on "tips" serving meals to customers.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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