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Tropical Dreams Hawaian Gourmet Ice Cream

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
8088221010
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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
Superb product worth the price.

Absolutely delicious gourmet ice cream. Pricey, yes. We spent $21. for two, two-scoop cones, but it was worth it. This location is under new ownership, so ignore the past reviews about the eccentric dude that used to own it. The new owner is an attractive, super friendly lady that locals seem to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious gourmet ice cream. Pricey, yes. We spent $21. for two, two-scoop cones, but it was worth it. This location is under new ownership, so ignore the past reviews about the eccentric dude that used to own it. The new owner is an attractive, super friendly lady that locals seem to really like. The Kona-Toffee-Coffee and Blueberry cheesecake were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Came to Kauai on our honeymoon and stumbled in on this place on our first night. The new owner Jenn had only been reopened 9 days. To say the least we came here every day of our 8 day trip. This place is amazing as is its new owner. Can't wait to tell our family who travels here every year... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Wow...best ice cream I have ever tasted! Love, love, love the pineapple coconut! They also h e soft serve to doe for, and it is healthy!

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I couldn't leave the island without dessert here one night. My Chocolate Fudge Gelato was the best chocolate gelato I have ever had. My teenage friend had the Passionfruit Guava Sorbet and really enjoyed his as well. This is my favorite ice cream here or on the Mainland. There's a new owner who is quite friendly. It's a bit pricey... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First, they have fruit juice sweetened, lactose free ice cream. This was such a rare treat. We have one person in our group who cannot eat sugar. Another who cannot digest lactose. And three who will eat anything tasty with lots of dairy and copious quantities of sugar. This place had it all. Recommend the vanilla/pineapple soft serve. The owner... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a long day of hiking and snorkeling, a group of us wanted nothing more than ice cream to reward ourselves for a day well spent. This is the perfect way to end your day, or perk up your afternoon, in Kauai. You have to be careful finding this place, it is in the strip mall with Safeway, Starbucks and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Creamy and delicious, no doubt, my adult kids went three times, but you pay for it! One waffle cone, with two scoops, and sprinkles almost $12. -

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Warman, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My partners father raves about this place so we stopped on a whim. I could've eaten there every day! The owner told me what I was getting. He was delightful. The portions were large, and the price reasonable. This is a MUST STOP IF YOU'RE IN KAUAI!

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is delicious! They grow almost all their ingredients. They have soft serve without lactose and sugar. I enjoyed the chocolate coconut mac on a chocolate waffle cone. A must try. I'm going back for the banana mac.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My family and I decided this was the best ice cream we'd ever eaten. We made several return trips on during our stay on the island. The owner is verbose and quite entertaining, just don't let him talk you out of what you want. He pushes certain flavors over others, and I have to wonder if this has to do... More 

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  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 8088221010

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