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Tropical Dreams Hawaian Gourmet Ice Cream

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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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
Great Ice Cream

First off, I want to say that in a fourteen day visit to the island, we probably visited this location 6 times. The products themselves were wonderful and only disappointed us once, when we received scoops of an older batch of the lemon gelato that they are known for which contained ice crystals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
SamanthaL222
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United States
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Recently visited the island and having had Tropical Dreams ice cream before on a previous occasions in Kauai and the Big Island this was a big to do for my group. After arriving to find store unopened during normal business hours, we tried back later in evening. Owner gave us his history and product pitch and told us why his... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Good ice cream, but I don't need any lectures on how you built your ice cream empire. I get it, you own the company and you scoop the ice cream too. Wow, not impressed. Lapperts ice cream is just as good and I didn't have to hear 15 minutes of self promotion. Save the sermon and skip the tropical dreams.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

First off, I want to say that in a fourteen day visit to the island, we probably visited this location 6 times. The products themselves were wonderful and only disappointed us once, when we received scoops of an older batch of the lemon gelato that they are known for which contained ice crystals. Having eaten this product other times with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On our recent trip, I took my girlfriend here twice because I remembered how good the ice cream was when I tried it a few years ago on the Big island. Imagine my surprise to find that the guy who created and owns Tropical Dreams actually scoops the ice cream at this store (at least he did the hour before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been here multiple nights of our trip. Amazing ice cream and almost all ingredients are local grown. To die for sugar free ice cream and blueberry cheesecake.. must try while on kauai !

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Clearfield, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Cute little place with amazing ice cream. You know the owner loves what he does when he has stores all over the US and he's working there on a Sunday evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went to Hawaii in May of 2014. However, I have never forgotten this place and the owner is AMAZING! He made our several trips to his store so memorable! He is a very blessed man who would go out of his way for anyone. I loved it so much I'm going to have his ice cream served at my... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

wonderful ice cream and gelato. The owner offers tons of interesting information about the making of the ice cream. Don't order until you're done listening to him or your ice cream will melt. I had the salted caramel and my wife had the lemon gelato - both were super.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Some of the best ice-cream you will ever have (without toppings). Fresh and delicious. Try the Vanilla Malt Toffee... excellent! Located in the shopping strip in Kapa'a with Safeway and next to Panda Express.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stop by 6 times in our 10 day stay. The owner was very friendly Injoyed talking to him. He even stayed open 1 night when he seen us walking across the parking lot. Your Friends from Wis..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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