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Tropical Dreams

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Suite #220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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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Oil City, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The employees at Tropical Dreams overextended themselves explaining all the flavors and offering samples. They were cheery and welcoming even 15 minutes before closing time. I wish we had been able to visit a second time!!

Thank ocsenora
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and clean Ice Creamery, we took the kids there twice while on our stay. The owners are very nice and the ice cream is much better than your local chain creamery.

3 Thank blanton40
Bay Area, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed that they had vegan sorbet. It was very tasty. The staff was friendly and the ice cream good. The scoops were average sized.

1 Thank Jenn H
Iowa City, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Tropical Dreams for an afternoon snack, and were pleasantly surprised! We enjoyed the variety of unique flavors that they had to offer here.

2 Thank Kathy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice of ice cream. The pineapple coconut was to die for!! There is a mix of soft serve, gelato and ice cream. Very kid friendly! I was also able to order a keikki cup as an adult!

2 Thank Denise F
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Best Ice Cream! I am not a fan of hard ice cream and went for the soft; but decided last minute to get the strawberry cheesecake flavor. OMG! Was seriously the best ice cream we have ever had!! Owner was super kind as well!

2 Thank Sapphiremoon
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My wife and I stopped in after dinner one night on our trip for some ice cream since it was right up the road from our hotel. Not much to say other than it was creamy, delicious, and it hit the spot! If in the area and having a hankering for ice cream, check it out!

2 Thank AZGamecock
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were delighted by the young couple now the owners of Tropical Dreams. They have their act together. Their ice cream is simply delicious!! There use to be more ice cream shops but with construction going on they are gone. We were so happy to run across this small ice cream shop in the Safeway shopping center is Kapaa. You... More 

2 Thank coarsegold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My wife were vacationing on Kauai. When we were there, my wife did a Yelp pull up for some ice cream after our long hike. Luckily for us, Tropical Dreams had high ratings and was right across the street from where we stayed. Holy moly! They had to have some of the best ice cream. Needless to say, we went... More 

2 Thank JAMES V
Sierra foothills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in before shopping at Safeway. Located in the same center. Unique combinations. I had coconut macadamia nut and it was delicious. My husband had mango. They are a bit pricey but we're on vacation so not a consideration. Locals in there too. We ate at a small table outside. It was our dinner, so if you consider that,... More 

2 Thank minic00per

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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 Suite #220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 18088221010
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?