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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Digital Payments, Waterfront
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

SOOOOO, I have never had true Hawaiian Shave Ice before - but this place was amazing!!! I asked for recommendations and went with what was offered - and I was not disappointed. My husband ordered a root beer float, which was good, but after tasting...my shave ice he wished he would have chosen that instead. It was heaven in a cup!! :-) The portion was more than I expected for the size ordered, and definitely worth the price. I added macadamia nut ice and oh my word!! I am getting all caught up in that memory as I type this. I initially wanted to try the larger named establishment further down the street, but I am so glad we chose to check out Surfing Monkey Shave Ice. You will not be disappointed here!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Very slow, one person working on a Friday night in July. Does not put enough syrup ask for extra. Flavors may be home made but we were not fans. The one young lady working was very sweet. But speed and taste matter as much.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 18 February 2021

The whole family loved this place. Something for everyone: ice cream, vegan ice cream, floats and shaved ice! We were especially impressed with the mango cream. Get it in the chocolate waffle cone!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

We usually travel to Maui annually from the mainland and the biggest highlight for our family is visiting this place every year. In fact, it's our first stop from the airport after landing in Maui and the last stop before we head up to the...airport. This shop uses delicious, locally made syrups. The size of the Hawaiian shave ice is huge. We've tried other Hawaiian shave ice shops on the island but nothing compares to this shop. Also, the owner, Paul, makes you feel at home and is happy to strike up a conversation and provides any insights or recommendations on the island. It's a lot of fun. All in all, it's worth a stop on your Maui itinerary.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2019

The ice here was a good consistency, but it was let down by the syrups that really didn't have too much flavor. There's better shave ice around.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

Small shop with locally made, natural syrups! This is not fast food - each shave ice is hand prepared and shaped. Choose as many or few flavors as you would like. We all enjoyed our treats, but were sad that they melted so quickly!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Huge large portion for $8 each and you can add up to 3 flavors. Very good and friendly staff. Also serves ice cream but we didn't order any.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

We visited several times on our trip to Kihei- basically every time we went to Foodland. They have a frequent visitor card that earns you a free shave ice after 7 purchases- ask for it if you are staying in the area. We encountered several...different people working behind the counter and all were extremely friendly. The shave ice is nice and big.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

I had ice cream in the bottom and loved it. It is nice to be able to sit and enjoy it there. Not too busy so not a long line.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 12 March 2019 via mobile

Walked down from our condo after sunset for shave ice for dessert. Counter person was okay - first small order came as a large but then only charged for a small. He seemed a bit confused when I ordered Kona Coffee Shave Ice with chocolate...syrup , seemed to think I wanted ice cream, although he did eventually figure it out. Found their shave ice to be softer than others and it melted down pretty quickly, and flavours weren't all that flavourful. There are other shave ice vendors that are better.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Yes, Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice offers takeaway services.

Surfing Monkey Hawaiian Shave Ice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5