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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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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 3
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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
Simply amazing!

I had the POG and Strawberry Guava. It was the right amount of sweet and tart. A must try! It is an island favorite so enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
marisameeks
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Modesto, California
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Modesto, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had the POG and Strawberry Guava. It was the right amount of sweet and tart. A must try! It is an island favorite so enjoy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The best gelato in Poipu is also the only gelato in Poipu but's well worth the time to stop by and check them out. They also have other Kauai products on sale there so you can buy other snacks and souvenirs while you're there. They're right next to Puka Dog so you get the best hot dogs and gelato on... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is good gelato and well done. We only visited one time but thoroughly enjoyed it. We were not even all that hungry but we have been huge fans of Lappert's during our stays. This was the first time we had tried Papalani and it was every bit as good as Lappert's. Great stop if you like gelato and Papalani... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent gelato and friendly staff. Many different local flavors to choose from. Prices very comparable to other ice cream shops on island.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great service .. Very friendly.. Great gelato and sorbetto. I had the chocolate banana sorbetto and it was excellent!!

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Cary, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very convenient location for tourists who are craving ice cream. Plenty of flavor choices and very delicious!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Huge selection, love that they have kid sizes too! My favorite are the sea salt based ones and the volcano lava. You have to go a few times as there are too many kinds to try at once.

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Bay Area , California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The ice cream is just to die for. Lots of interesting and unusual flavors. Creamy and just what the heart needs while in Kauai.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The service was excellent They let me try a lot of flavors without giving me any grief( and I tried a lot of flavors) They also have a selection of tropical fruit flavors which were very good. I stuck to Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter. It's a perfect way of finishing a great meal or long day at the beach.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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, 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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?