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Address: 3940 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
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scarey but delicious

Do not judge a book by it's cover..in this case a building by its product. You know you are at the right place by the smell of the oil that hits you as you exit your car. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mkr46
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not judge a book by it's cover..in this case a building by its product. You know you are at the right place by the smell of the oil that hits you as you exit your car. Once inside do not expect to be greeted. Buy your chips and leave. They are light, crispy and amazing. Not the least bit... More 

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San Jose, CA
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We got a bag of Taro chips and Okinawan Sweet Potato chips. Both were lightly salted w/ garlic salt. The Taro chips were light & airy and better than the Sweet Potato chips (they had a denser/heavier taste). The chips are pricey ($4.50 for a 3.5oz bag), but the Taro chips are worth it. The old guy manning the front... More 

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Thank TravelTea
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank daveb393
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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

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Thank Imee A
Tuscaloosa
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Thank Hawaii8712
Cupertino, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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.

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Thank Gaakin D
Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

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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 

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Los Angeles
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130 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

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