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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tropical gelato is a nice complement for you Puka Dog. Serving size are generous and not too expensive. A sweet treat for a warm day.

Thank meghan b
Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Middle of opens air shopping area - nothing special - the usual selections and flavors. No waiting ok

Thank stewart j
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a nice variety of gelato flavors many featuring tropical fruits and nuts. The gelato is great and a perfect complement to a hot sunny day in Kauai.

Thank Seth S
Park Ridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We preferred gelato over ice cream. The tastes are crisper and more flavorful. Servings were OK, not overly generous. They sell Kauai chocolate products as well.

Thank Robert S
Placentia, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Oh yes, gelato! So many choices. Maybe should have skipped dinner to have more room? Tried two flavors. Both delicious!

Thank Tzipster
Canandaigua, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is located in the mini mall next to the Marriott resort. It has a nice variety of gelato and multiple choices of cones and cups. This place is small but clean and bright. The server was friendly and helpful. Prices about what you'd expect.

Thank William S
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The gelato was very nice but not exceptional, especially for the price. Facility was clean. Store quarters are tight, make your selection and move on.

Thank Molly M
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is a popular ice cream by the scoop place. We got two single scoops in bowls for the price of more than two half gallons of ice cream in the local market. Here you get to stand in line and squint in the stark fluorescent lighting. No place to sit down inside the shop but two benches outside. Usually... More 

Thank Malice6
Woodside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Not quite up to my expectations, but tasty, nonetheless. As a San Francisco North Beach gelato freak, texture & taste seemed more ice cream-like.

Thank SharlaHill
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Nice variety of gelatos- some flavors are more unusual or include Hawaiian ingredients as well as solid standbys like the Belgian Chocolate. We've found the people working there to be friendly and patient with those testing different flavors before making a choice.

Thank LoveMahaulepu

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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
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2663
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?