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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.
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Twin Cities
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great service - giving you samples before buying. Super refreshing and just so good... Would go back in a heartbeat!

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Really tasty icecream flavors. Also tried their'Breeze' which is equivalent to a shake and it was good! I had the pumpkin spice breeze and it was definitrly refreshing on a hot day.

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Alhambra, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I love it. Many choices to pick. Very tasty, place look clear and nice. We're very enjoy it. They're friendly. Thank you.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful cold treat on a warm evening - coconut with chocolate chips paired with a chocolate caramel concoction. Great way to end an evening!

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great ice cream. Easy access from the Kiahuna Plantation where we were staying. Visited frequently and each time there were new flavors to try.

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Spokane, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Why would I ay it's a Life-saver? When my husband and I came to Kauai in October 2014 it was mostly a very muggy season. When you see the locals fanning themselves while they work, it has to be very hot and humid! There were no trade winds at the time, which made our "discovery" of the Papalani Gelato, indeed... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This gelato is heavenly! We were in Poipu for 5 nights and ate gelato for either dinner or desert every night. The flavors are so intense and original. I am still in withdrawal.

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Brecksville, Ohio, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were looking for a treat after dinner and hurried to get to Papalani before they closed. We had seen the reviews but, frankly, the gelato was not as good as advertised. We have had gelato all over the world and this was really very average ... not as smooth and rich nor as creamy as many and the chocolate... More

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Centralia, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great gelato! Staff was super friendly, they even let my kid sample a few flavors without an eye roll. ;) Much appreciated.

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Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of flavours of gelato and they have lactose free gelato also. Hooray !!! We don't see that much in Australia. Not the cheapest prices but very tasty and worth it. Shop is located in the Poipu Shopping Village.

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Additional Information about Papalani Gelato

Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 808-742-2663
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Dessert, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ice Cream

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