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Hee Fat General Store

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4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1669
+1 808-823-6169
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The shaved ice here was the fluffiest and tastiest we had on the island. The workers were also very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Melanie N
Visalia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

From Trip Advisor readers I tried this spot and was thrilled I did...thanks for identifying this spot. I ordered the "Lava Flow" with Macadamia Nut Ice Cream and went with the real fruit extract/juices option (by their suggestion).....it was unbelievable and the best Shaved Ice my wife and I have ever had!!! We shared one because of the size, but... More 

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Thank Brian K
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We did our best to try various shave ice places, these guys were the best. They make their own fruit purée syrups which takes them to new heights! Super yum.

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Thank Mansurmom
Manito, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We knew that we had to try the shave ice and the guidebook said that Hee Fat had the best. It was delicious!

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Thank Kathy G
Sarona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Got this recommendation from "Kauai Revealed", a book about the island. I had to try it out, and it was right. Of course one has to compare with other Shave Ice establishments and Hee Fat General Store won hands down.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We went here way too many times during our stay in Kapaa. The staff were fantastic and so kind and all of the real fruit flavors we tried (as well as the ice cream) were delicious!!

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Thank MrsTL_S
Orange, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I visited this store twice and had great customer service both times. Was offered free samples of some of their delicious peanut/macadamia nut butters. Regret I didn't buy the macadamia & honey one. I got in near closing on my second visit in search of the most coveted Hawaiian shaved ice and every other place was closed. It was very... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We set a goal to try a different shave ice place each day of our trip. We sampled a few places before we reached Hee Fat. After that we only went to Hee Fat. The ice is more snow-like than some of the others and and flavors were great. The counter staff were all very friendly and made conversation while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

You won't be disappointed. Don't be discouraged that it doesn't look like a shaved ice store, it's definitely the best on the Island.

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Herriman, Utah, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Best shaved ice on the island and we tried a lot of places. You must get the real fruit juice, it's pricey, but so worth it. Yum! Seems to be a hidden gem too, because it was never crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Hawaiian
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Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1354 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1669
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-6169

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?