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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Kauai Shave Ice: Rated

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

A ranking of the shave ice I tried while living on Kauai in Hawaii.

I like plain shave ice… Part of the reason I like shave ice with just a single syrup on it is because I can’t eat dairy so the decked out shave ice with snow caps, I can’t eat them. My favorite flavor is guava. I love guava everything! So most of the shave ice I eat has guava as the flavor, if that is one of the flavor options.


#5 - Loco Coco Shaved Ice (Koloa)

This was by far the worst shaved ice I tried. It tasted rather bland and had a gross fuzzy slime on the outside of the ice. It was $7 for a small amount of shave ice. If you like unique and expensive things, maybe this would be for you. But I like simple and delicious and this definitely wasn’t it. I even forgot to take a picture of it.

#4 - Niheus Shave Ice (Old Town Hanapepe)

#3 - Ono Ono Shaved Ice (Kapaa)

#2 - Kauai's Best Shave Ice (Princeville)

#1 - Uncle's Shave Ice (Lihue & Poipu)

*The prices noted reflect the cost in June and July 2018

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