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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
18088221010
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice...
Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice cream, vegan ice cream, gelato and sorbet all handmade on the big island. Super premium means it's handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. All Hawaiian ingredients are grown on environmentally friendly farms and 100% of our cream produced by Big Island dairies. The result....a true Hawaiian gourmet ice cream that is dense and very rich tasting with flavors you only dream about
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  • 161
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must stop and get a scoop!!!

We stopped and had ice cream a couple of times. We were a group of five and we all had different types of ice cream. We liked the unique options that we don't find at home. Such a Gem in Kauai. My favorite was the Salted Caramel!! Will be back next time we go to Kauai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joanna D
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and had ice cream a couple of times. We were a group of five and we all had different types of ice cream. We liked the unique options that we don't find at home. Such a Gem in Kauai. My favorite was the Salted Caramel!! Will be back next time we go to Kauai.

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2 Thank Joanna D
Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by tonight for an end of day treat. What a wonderful selection of local flavors! We were both very satisfied with our choices, Vegan Chocolate and Toasted Coconut. Highly recommend.

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2 Thank nomadgram
Seattle, WA
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited them more than once. The cheerful staff served us great ice cream. My partner had the Lemon Gelato which was heavenly. I had the Coffee Fudge. Their ice cream comes from the islands and is wonderful.

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2 Thank Halfmac
Kapaa, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best ice cream in Kauai! Hand made with locally-sourced ingredients, the flavors are tropical and delicious. You can't get ginger ice cream in many places, and that's what I always have when I go there. Proprieter Dan talks story while scooping the ice cream. There are a couple of tables outside where you can enjoy your cone.

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Thank MARGARET P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

What a great find!! We were on our way back from horseback riding and were going to stop at Starbucks, but we saw Tropical Dreams and decided to try something more local. What a great decision!!!! The kona coffee caramel swirl was AWESOME!! So creamy and tasty. Truly some of the best ice cream we have had. My kids loved... More 

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1 Thank Michelle M
Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It took a little doing to find the Kapa'a store, but we found it. (You need a lighted sign.) The ice cream is sublime. Fresh flavors, nicely done, well balanced. Worth finding and worth going back over and over.

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2 Thank sydney62
Beaverton
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to give them a try. We love ice cream and really think this could be the best we have had. Emily helped us and she was great. She was patient with us and allowed us to try a few flavors. We ended up with the cherry chocolate chip the pineapple coconut and the mango cream.... More 

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2 Thank Neu3
Lihue, Hawaii
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Genuine Italian Gelato not to be found elsewhere on island despite claims to the contrary. A real treat! Highly recommend.

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2 Thank Mattia I
Salt Lake City
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I had a hard time choosing from all the interesting flavors (mango cream, Thai tea, lillikoi) but settled on coconut almond fudge. Highly recommend!

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2 Thank BookLover70
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Delicious gourmet ice cream with lots of flavour choices all served with a smile by this family run palour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 18088221010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice cream, vegan ice cream, gelato and sorbet all handmade on the big island. Super premium means it's handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. All Hawaiian ingredients are grown on environmentally friendly farms and 100% of our cream produced by Big Island dairies. The result....a true Hawaiian gourmet ice cream that is dense and very rich tasting with flavors you only dream about
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?