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Papalani Gelato

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Pizza, Dessert, Ice Cream, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert
Description: Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated...
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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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Heaven on a cone

Suggest selecting fresh island fruit sorbet. They offer great fresh local grown fruits. Fathers get free Sundae on Father's Day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Suggest selecting fresh island fruit sorbet. They offer great fresh local grown fruits. Fathers get free Sundae on Father's Day.

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Poipu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A little pricy but the kids love it! Great unique island flavors. Nice idea to add a shot of espresso to a bowel of ice cream to really jazz it up... So tasty!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had this in the same plaza as Puka Dog's for a fantastic one-two punch. Wow, is this gelato delicious. Do it right and get the chocolate mac-nut gelato. You'll thank them for it!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great choice of flavours - and really great fresh taste. Well worth a visit, A bit pricey but high quality gelato!

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Carpinteria, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The ice cream shop just across the street from Kiahuna in the shopping center nothing I didn't like about the ice cream except watch out if hot it melts quickly

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Certainly not the cheapest ice cream or gelato you have ever had, but it is among the best. A single scoop is $4, but it is worth it, and one scoop is really all you need. Try the Salt Pond Butterscotch

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Lihue, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great gelato, unique flavors, absolutely delicious! Need a break from the heat, Papalani Gelato is what you need. Hand made right in the shop, perfect for a warm afternoon or for a special treat after dinner!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The gelato is good but for us the highlight is the tropical sorbet flavors, especially the lilikoi! The sorbet tastes just like the fruits from which it's based, the lilikoi is very tart like hawaiian passionfruit and the pineapple is very sweet like a hawaiian pineapple. We stopped here every day of our stay in Poipu. The service is super... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Lots of choices, even for those with allergies. Loved the tart lollikoi and pog sorbetto. They also sell some tasty chocolates.

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carnation
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The gelato is the best and they use it to prepare some incredible concoctions. Once again, worth the money and calories.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Ice Cream, Polynesian, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: 808-742-2663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Ice Cream, Polynesian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?