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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Ice Cream You'll Ever Eat

By far the best ice cream I've ever had. The tropical flavors and interesting combinations made it even better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
KimMohnronPA
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

By far the best ice cream I've ever had. The tropical flavors and interesting combinations made it even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent ice cream. Friendly owners Sample tastes. . If you're looking for better ice cream then the local chains this is the place to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I don't know if the guy who served us was the owner but he was great fun, was honest about which flavors he thought was better than others, and was upfront with his approval about women who aren't scared of putting meat on their bones (weird complement I know, but it did get a laugh from our group since he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We waited for this ice cream shop to be open for several days before we caught it in acton. The pitter-pater while you are being served is very annoying from the owner/server. He makes good ice cream but honestly Kauai deserves a better scoop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The owner is very friendly and likes to tell stories. He is very passionate about his ice cream. Whether you love him or hate him, you gotta admit, the ice cream is amazing! Best I ever had!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went there by chance. The ice cream was great. They had many different flavors. The owner is very flamboyant. He gave us a brief history of his ice cream and the ingredients they us. They keep the ice cream covered to avoid freezer burn. We had the blueberry cheesecake and the chocolate. Good ice cream. The owner said he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Note: We DID NOT try the scoop or gelato options, just the soft serve. Sadly, I did not notice a flavor difference between the vanilla and the banana pie flavors. Maybe it was just my palette. And the so called "sundae" was bland at best. Sorry, Dairy Queen and McDonald's soft serve got you beat at 1/2 the price. Really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there twice during our stay and both times I (we) thought the ice cream was really good. The only down fall was the owner/operator. If you operate a joint in a tourist area, accept credit cards. Also, I heard him tell another customer today that he had once owned 75 different business' and 85% of the internet at one... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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