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Papalani Gelato

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Pizza, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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
  • 33
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  • 3
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  • 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
very yummy gelato

The hardest thing is to choose your flavor but the owner is very helpful & enthusiastic. There are traditional choices & some very local ones too but you are allowed to have a couple of samples if indecisive... If you love ice creams this is the place for you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
YvonneWR
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New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The hardest thing is to choose your flavor but the owner is very helpful & enthusiastic. There are traditional choices & some very local ones too but you are allowed to have a couple of samples if indecisive... If you love ice creams this is the place for you!

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Gibsons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The gelato was alright, I fount the sweet/flavour ratio a little on the sweet ice milk with not too much flavour side, but the staff are awesome! We really enjoyed chatting with the young man who was working (pretty much the entire duration of our last trip). The portion sizes are fair and they also sell beautiful, delicious artisan chocolates.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Gelato was very good and they had several flavors to choose from, but like everything in Kauai, I feel that it was overpriced.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love the dark chocolate sorbet, rich flavor. The blood orange was divine too. Definitely a must try.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this cute spot of local, seasonally flavored sweet treats! You never know what the new fruit flavor of the day will be. My personal favorite is the flavor made from green tea! I could eat a whole pint of that one and yes, you can get them to pack you up a pint of your favorite to take home... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful Gelato and wonderful service and locally owned, even better. My husband and I have been there numerous times and we have always been pleased with the service and the Gelato!

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Koloa, HI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The flavors here are as intense as the choices are varied. This is a very pleasant "find." I have never been a caramel fan until I tried their "Salt Pond Caramel." Their chocolates are delicious and rich. A wonderful dessert stop.

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Oak Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a fun visit on a warm summer night. Friendly staff, tasty gelato in wild island-inspired flavors. Nothing too special, but worth it if you're at the shopping center anyway.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Some great tropical Hawaiian flavors! Everyone in my family was pleased with the different offerings!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Glad we stopped by here for dessert. A large variety of flavors to choose from. We ended up having strawberry, peanut butter, and the dark chocolate which were all excellent.

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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, 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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