TropShaveIce creates "brick and mortar" with Shrimp Guys

There’s a new restaurant in West Covina that should look very familiar to Gourmet Food Truck fans.  Orange County’s Tropical Shave Ice and LA’s Shrimp Guys joined forces and opened a “brick and mortar” with two restaurants under one roof.

I tracked down the restaurant, located in a busy strip mall near the 10 freeway in a prime location right next to the street. The menu for Tropical Shave Ice is more extensive than the truck’s menu, with a lot more syrup flavors, more “Fusion” choices, and more fruit selection. Rick also added frequent “punch cards” which are also valid on the Tropical Shave Ice truck. 

The night we arrived, they were revealing the menu for Rich’s Shrimp Shack, the co-business at the location. The shrimp menu was similar to the Food Truck, but the Hawaiian menu added the touch to make the restaurant very island-friendly.

They are still touching up the place, but the restaurant is open for business. The neon sign is still being made, so look for the “Now Open” banner and anticipated the completion to be in November.

Fans will be happy that food prices are also similar to the food truck, except tax is added at the register. Find Tropical Shave Ice/ Rich’s Shrimp Shack at 1001 S. Glendora in West Covina. It’s two restaurants sharing one roof, so operating hours will vary.

Rick Kukahiko helping a customer with their shave ice purchase
Unveiling of the new menu
Rich’s Shrimp Shack menu
Tropical Shave Ice menu
An 808 Shave Ice with azuki red beans and “snow cap”
Follow Tropical Shave Ice on Twitter at @Tropshaveice