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Address: 3940 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
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Great Hawaiian Chips - Handmade

Hole in the wall, with a strange little man cooking chips in bid vats. Delicious! Worth looking for and finding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Hole in the wall, with a strange little man cooking chips in bid vats. Delicious! Worth looking for and finding.

Thank daveb393
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tiny little shack. Don't blink or you will miss it. Great chips ate whole bag. Sweet potato chips awesome. We got there just before closing and no more Taro chips.

Thank agrami
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Tried all their chips and all were the best! I wish I knew it at first so we can buy the whole box and bring it home, a must see and try at Hanapepe

Thank Imee A
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just a small, old shack with great chips and a peculiar little old dude! Wouldn't call it a "must stop" but it is in a quaint little town and is rich with culture.

Thank Hawaii8712
Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The guy who served us was glum and brusque. But his dour demeanor did not deter us. We came for the chips, not to be coddled. The lee hing mui flavored sweet potato chips were delicious and addictive. But the plain taro chips and the plain sweet potato chips were just so-so.

Thank Gaakin D
Kauai, Hawaii
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

How many places like this still exist? The place has actual authenticity! Not FAKE authenticity! ^-^ These 2 guys put so much love into every batch of chips - they even grow their own taro! The Li hing mui versions are unlike anything you've ever had - you'll either like it or not - but well worth a few bucks... More 

1 Thank John P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ukulele Mele and Friends in kalaheo is another location where you can buy these products. They are located in Kalaheo across from Napa auto parts They also sell a variety of Kauai made products like Pueo Breads ( locally made brand of sweets breads and other assorments), Aloha Sweet delights( Kauai made cookies, manju, and other snacks, and hand sown... More 

Thank anakam808
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Don't be scared to walk in. You'll be surprised at what you'll find: Exceptional chips...crispy...flavorful tropical variety.

Thank Lynnbrownstone
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

If you're in the area, it's worth the stop. Even if it's just to satisfy your curiosity. The sign reads "Taro Ko Factory," which is worth a chuckle once you actually see it in "action" because what it really is is this dilapidated shack with two guys flipping chips in gigantic woks filled with oil. If you are not prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

when you pass through Hanapepe, please stop at the little house and enter up the stairs to the side and behold the chips in boxes for you to buy...many varieties, all fresh and delicious...buy extra, because you'll want to take some back to your friends. The guys inside are super nice and will hook you up...If you miss your shot... More 


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