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Tropical Dreams Hawaian Gourmet Ice Cream

4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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Villa Park, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

How many times have you gone into an ice cream store and the dipper gives you a "what'll it be look" and then stands there with a bored look waiting for you to pick a flavor? This guy is an ice cream lover and is an enthusiastic salesman because he is proud of his product. He makes it fun to... More 

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Richland, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you read other reviews , you'll realize that the ice cream is good, but the proprietor is not one that should be dealing with the public. Maybe he found his calling, but I'm thinking he should be selling cars. He's jovial but pushy. It makes you uncomfortable. Enough about him though. The fact you can't see the ice cream... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I wrote a review for an ice cream place in Lahaina which was fantastic but this place even tops that! Ice cream was amazing! Best I've every had! I've been to Italy many items and this ice cream even beats that. All of the ingredients are grown by them. All ingredients super fresh. Incredible flavours (salty caramel, mint Oreo just... More 

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Creston, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

simply the best ice cream I have ever had. The owner should never be allowed any amphetamines though he has enough energy for 10 people. He was almost as entertaining as the ice cream.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Their chocolate gelato was supposedly their number 2 seller, it had good flavor, but it was Icey and gritty. After living in Italy for a year and a half...I've eaten lots of gelato....this was a bad version of it. Like most American gelato. The owner was kinda forceful and made it a not very pleasant experience for me. Maybe he... More 

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Thorrington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We'd read some good reviews of Tropical Dreams and wanted to see how it compared with Lapperts. The two companies' ice creams are very different - Lapperts put a lot of other bits in their ice cream, like marshmallow, nuts, chocolate chunks etc, whereas Tropical Dreams is more of a purist's ice cream (in my opinion). SIngle flavours with a... More 

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My hubby and I stopped by on our anniversary - 10/17/14 after a luau. Our visit started off with a couple of tastes of some ice cream, but one taste and I was hooked! I can tell you what made our experience even better, the owner Dan. He was so nice and helpful. It was almost as if we already... More 

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San Jose, Calif.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped by to have milk shakes. We saw that they had the machine so we waited in line. Finally it was our turn and we found out that they no longer served milk shakes. We left without eating anything here. Just wanted milk shakes. Also, there is no inside seating and only two seats outside.

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Haena, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We would like to go back here because the ice cream is indeed very good. The owner is not very nice to customers, bordering on rude and insulting. It will be a while before we go back. His treatment of the customers before us and and then our party was pretty rotten. I wonder how he can maintain his business... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Get the coconut ice cream...it is by far THE BEST ice cream I have ever had! I also love how cute and clean this place is. Great customer service as well.

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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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