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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Hawaii
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

WOW. This place is great. When you have a hankerin' for some gelato (italian for ice cream), this is THE place. Down in the Harbor shops by Kalapaki Bay, they give you unlimited free tastes. Hard to decide. I always get the pint to go, two different flavors of your choice. Hard to decide. My favorite is Salt Pond, and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Soooo yummy - had to come back one more time prior to my departure. Tried the salt ponds in a breeze which was lovely and then had a kona coffee breeze. So good but kept me awake too long!

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Burbank, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's ALL good here. You can't go wrong and if you are really not sure- they let you taste anything you want! Try the lilikoi sorbet or the dark chocolate gelato! Just writing those words makes my mouth water!

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Rueschlikon, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reading all the fabulous comments on this Gelateria, we were really tempted to try it, especially since someone said that is even better than the Italian one... We drove to Poipu and found, after some walk, the Gelateria. The ice cream itself is really good, smooth, tasty and very well made! I had the Belgian Chocolate and pistachio one, really... More 

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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

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
135 helpful votes 135 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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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 0 - 10
Cuisine: Dessert, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ice Cream

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