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Tropical Dreams

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Ste 220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1574
+1 808-822-1010
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place after Happy Hour at Lava Lava's . It was delicious. I had the mint brownie and my husband had vanilla with macadamia nut/honey. Both were great!

1 Thank tlcinvest1
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hot day in Kapa'a... so of course we needed a cold treat after our walk beside the ocean. Best handmade ice cream ever from an ice cream shop. A little pricey, but what isn't in Hawaii! Highly recommend.

1 Thank Retired_Idahoan
East Northport, New York
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443 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on the spur of the moment after we'd finished dinner. We were looking forward to Gelato, but wss disappointed they only had 2 flavors, chocolate and lemon. Both were decent but nothing above average. The ice creams were good too, but given the prices (4.25 for each scoop), you'd think they'd be great! The woman who served... More 

Thank Lo R
Ames, Iowa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though each time we stopped in the line was long, we were treated as if we were the only ones getting ice cream! The selection was great and my family lived it!

1 Thank Pat E
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Vanilla Rose and it was so yummy!! Others in our group also liked the different flavors that they offered.

1 Thank Jil C
Methow, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the grands here...pricey but delicious. Our one scoop selections cost us more than our dinner at McDonald's! But ice cream is 18% butterfat and very tasty! They also had a couple of gelato and sorbet selections...made on the big island.

1 Thank Deb S
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Fantastic ice cream! I was a devout Lappert's fan but really like Tropical Dreams. Is it just me or does ownership of the franchise change often? I hope this shop can make it.

Thank Spionen
Calgary, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We visited twice (my partner is a past expert on ice cream) and enjoyed different flavours both times. Prices were good. Not a lot of seating so be prepared to stroll and eat.

Thank dj e
Abbotsford, Canada
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

You will not be disappointed by going to this shop for some homemade ice-cream. The owners are often there, serving the ice-cream, very friendly & inviting. You need to put this on your list "to do" when in Kapaa.

Thank Mitch7775
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

After reading so many reviews and staying close to this place it was no brainer to not go to this place. I always like to try the fruit flavors which are not readily available in the grocery shops. e.g. Leeche flavor, so for me this was a must have and this place didn't disappoint. There are so many flavors that... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy Ste 220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1574
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-1010
Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice cream, vegan ice cream, gelato and sorbet all handmade on the big island. Super premium means it's handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. All Hawaiian ingredients are grown on environmentally friendly farms and 100% of our cream produced by Big Island dairies. The result....a true Hawaiian gourmet ice cream that is dense and very rich tasting with flavors you only dream about

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?