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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
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious ice cream! All kinds of tropical flavor ..my son loved the coconut storm..my daughter loved the cake batter..hubby loved the kona coffee caramel swirl..but I ordered the macadamia nut!!❤

1 Thank Gensmith
Chihuahua, Mexico
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best ice cream in the island!! The flavor of them is soooo good you can feel that are real natural flavors! And the service is really good

1 Thank daisy n
Indianapolis, Indiana
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OH MY! This is the most amazing ice cream! The pineapple whip is great for sugar conscious travelers! The dark chocolate with macadamia nuts and fudge brownies is for the real sugar lovers! We stopped mid-day for a sweet treat and weren't disappointed. Great service, big portions, and cute space with seating inside and out!

1 Thank Cyndi1956
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must if you stay in, drive through Kapaa. Conveniently located near the Safeway, Starbucks and Papaya's Health Food Store, Tropical Dreams is a sweet treat little piece of ice cream paradise! Many flavors to choose from, all freshly made on Oahu with top notch ingredients. The only thing better than the ice cream, gelato and sorbet is... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab some fresh, local ice cream, gelato and sorbet. The sorbet was fresh and delicious, as was the ice cream. Made two trips since it was so good the first time! The owners are super nice and welcoming. Perhaps a bit pricier than other ice cream but worth it!

Thank Matt H
New York City, New York, Usa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable flavors - lemon sorbet, real mint, macnut, kona coffee, banana supreme... All of it so good we could barely drive by without stopping. Nice folks inside as well. So much better than Lapperts or the other options. It might be the best ice cream we've ever had. So flavorful! Enjoy

1 Thank L H
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Homemade ice cream in either a cone or a cup. Service was great and loved the parade of locals who come in after dinner. Best part, the ice cream was delicious.

1 Thank cactus5225
Page, Arizona
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This place was yummy and the owners were fantastic. Explained the origin and dream of the ice cream. Offered tastes till I found the best scoop.

1 Thank kimheat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This ice cream is so fresh tasting and amazing. The staff that work here are truly sweet and nice! We discovered this ice cream shop toward the end of our trip and had we tried it earlier, we would have eaten it every day. It's worth every penny!

1 Thank mswendymc
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The name says it all "Hawaiian Gourmet Ice Cream". Delicious and very creamy! I've brought my family here several times while on vacation and we've loved it.

1 Thank Frank C

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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
Families with children, Kids, 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: 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?