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Papalani Gelato

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Contactless payment
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Parking Available, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Looking for some delicious gelato? Are you in the Poipu area? Stop by Papalani Gelato. Lots of flavors to choose from. So good!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Nice evening stop or warm afternoon treat. Always has great flavor selections. Servings are generous.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

This place is awesome. If you have a sweet tooth, this place can cure it. There are some fantastic flavors. Delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Had dinner at Plantation Gardens and really weren't interested in the desserts on the menu. My wife wanted gelato, and Papalani was directly across the street. Perfect! I got a scoop of Dark Chocolate Coconut gelato which was great. My wife got a scoop of...Lemon gelato, which was extremely tart, and she LOVED IT! Best place in Poipu for gelato!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Good service especially since they were open in the evening on Christmas Day for us tourists (and they had a good amount of customers). I had the Chocolate Coconut and was very satisfied. They have edible spoons for 50 cents to prevent the one time...use of plastic spoons.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

The perfect place to go for a special treat or a tempting taste experience. So many flavors of delicious gelato to try...it is almost a challenge to choose one! All traditions flavors are there (think chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, mint chip) but then flavors I had...never seen or tasted before...like lychee lime, coconut banana, guava, or tropical mango. No gelato places in my hometown, so this place was very special for me! They also serve fruit smoothies, and you can ask for a small sample of any flavor before you commit to buying. A must go to place while in Poipu...make a point to get there for a tropical treat. Your taste buds and soul will thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

We first visited Papalani Gelato four years ago and liked it so much it was definitely worth a return trip at the end of September. We got a couple cones with gelato that was so good!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 5, 2019

The best place for any type of Ice Cream / Gelato. Salt Ponds and Hawaiian Cheesecake will make you come back for more.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Just make sure you get/pay for kiddie cups if that is what you ask for. I asked for 1 scoop for each of my kids in a cup and they we were given small adult cups. I didn't realize it until afterwards and the attendant...was already helping other customers. I got a small shake and two cups and it was pretty pricey. My cheesecake shake was delicious, the bill was not.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 20, 2019

My husband and I had gelato here twice in one week! We shared a large bowl (3scoops) which was the perfect size for us. Employees were nice, place was clean, and gelato was creamy and delicious!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papalani Gelato

Yes, Papalani Gelato offers takeout services.

Yes, Papalani Gelato offers delivery services.

Yes, Papalani Gelato is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Papalani Gelato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4