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Review of Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-2663
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Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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.
Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

they are in convenient locations so its more likely you will try this place. it was nothing special and we hit up most of the shaved ice distributors on the island. our favourite was Jo-Jo's. this place was just average.

Visited February 2013
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Allen, Texas
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great after a Puka Dog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is pretty good. It's not worth a #1 ranking in Poipu, but not bad. If you're not IN Poipu, I wouldn't make a special trip here just for this, but if you've just been on a long hot run or day at the beach, it's really good. Great little shopping area too. I guess I'm just comparing this place to Paciugo, which is far better. So...4 stars. Not bad.

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Bern, Switzerland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“fabulous ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

this is the real thing!...super tasty.... and nice service..never boring...perfect location...and lots of fun after a meal in one of the nice restaurants or shopping at Poipu shopping village

Visited February 2013
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Sun Valley, ID
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The best gelato this side of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

After our trip to Italy, we have been trying to find a place like this. Just the best gelato. It's made on premise and is out of this world! We had to restrain ourselves

Visited January 2013
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“Great Gelato - Great staff too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after going round the shops. Friendly guy behind the counter showed us his favorites, and we got both recommendations. They were awesome. I had the chocolate cheesecake, and my wife got a mix of fruit gelatos that was the best I've ever had. Well done papalani!

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