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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank FrequentVirgin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, this is the best ice cream in the USA!! Yup, even better than Blue Bell y'all! Local freshly made on Hawaii Island.... Using fresh local fruit. New owners are awesome!! So glad I live nearby so I can get my fix ;) hehe...

1 Thank Spa_hunter808
Kapaa, Hawaii
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm an ice cream queen and I loved this place! They have so much variety of solid, good flavors. They let you sample whatever you want and the owner is sweet and helpful. It's a little pricey maybe for mainlanders but it's one of the cheaper places on Kauai, especially considering the amount of ice cream you get. I highly... More 

2 Thank Lindsey P
Riverton, Utah
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looked for this place after reading the review in the Kauai Revealed book, but they don't have a permanent sign up so we see it until tonight. Right across the street from the Waipouli Beach Resort in the Safeway shopping area. Loved the Banana Macadamia Nut in the chocolate waffle cone! The owners are awesome and pleasant to visit with... More 

2 Thank rnsnake
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

One of the best ice cream places on the island. This was right across the street from Waipouli Beach Resort where we stayed. All the flavors we tried were delicious - my wife and kid liked the tropical flavors and I went for the coffee with mac.

3 Thank GlobetrotterDuo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The best ice cream my boyfriend & I have ever tasted while on vacation in Kauai. It was sooo good that we had to come back again before leaving the island . I enjoyed the soft serve chocolate /banana & my boyfriend liked the mango / passion fruit . The couple who own the parlor are pretty awesome too .

3 Thank Margie O
Spanaway, United States
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited yesterday and found the most delicious treats here. The shop is very clean and friendly and I can highly recommend the pineapple coconut ice cream....you can ask for a taste of any of their flavors. I chose a waffle cone, which was perfectly fresh and crispy, not easy to do in the humidity for the past few weeks.... More 

4 Thank Patti G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Originally, we heard they had great milkshakes and that is why we went. Unfortunately, we were told they do not make milkshakes so we had to change our plans and get ice cream instead. But the ice cream was amazing!! I highly recommend trying them out. I enjoyed a guava flavored ice cream in a waffle cone and my fiancé... More 

4 Thank Amy R
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Ordered our ice cream and were eating it. Went to pay and the owner said they only took cash or checks. She then said "Dont worry, just enjoy your ice cream. There is a Safeway near, just go there, get some cash and come back when you get a chance." THEN as we were leaving, a sweet oriental lady said"... More 

3 Thank sclemmons
Seattle, WA
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 

3 Thank Remgirl1

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Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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