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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Portland,OR
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My first taste of gelato was here. I loved the mint. This is right next to Puka dog. Perfect light treat after a Puka dog.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This ice cream is very good with a good selection of flavours. We have visited this place a couple if times. Service was very quick and prices are reasonable.

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Denver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the Belgian Chocolate gelato a and it was great. The staff was very friendly as well. I would default go back.

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Lafayette, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent! spent three weeks in Poipu and hit this place twice a day. The flavors are fantastic, it seems they make small batches and are constantly rotating flavors. Lots of yummy different ones to try. You can mix more than one flavor even in the small size which is really nice. My favorite is the Maha'ulepu Mint. Other favorites the... More

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The shopping complex where this is situated is nice. Just outside the gelato place, there is a beautiful lawn where you can enjoy your tropical treat. There are many flavors to pick from and you can taste before ordering. Try their smoothies as well.

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San Diego
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Right across the road from Kiahuna in the Poipu Shopping Village, Papalani Gelato is a delicious way to treat yourself.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You certainly won't regret coming here! I had the coconut with dark chocolate flakes in a chocolate dipped waffle cone...YUM. Plus they'll let you try as many flavors as you'd like. Friendly service. 2 thumbs up.

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Seegraeben, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Best ice cream on Kauai...try the Salt pond flavour or the cheese cake brezzer...awesome!!! If you're in trouble to make your decision, don't worry, you can try the flavours you like!!!

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Pittsburgh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Our first time past Papalani Gelato, we were too full from our Puka Dogs to partake so we made a special trip into the shopping center in Poipu a few days later. My husband had a shake made with the Belgian chocolate gelato mixed with the peanut butter cup gelato. It was rich and delicious. I took a more basic... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love gelato and this is a great addition for Kauai. They have nots of great flavors. Liked the gelato but it is expensive

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