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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (354 reviews)
“ice cream” (65 reviews)
“sorbet” (49 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Very tasty flavorings of gelatos. Must try! I had the peanut butter with chocolate-scrumptious. My husband had the salted caramel.. After a taste, wanted that too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eggplant63
Reviewed November 2, 2018

There was a standard amount of flavors at this place. Service was good. A nice treat on a very hot day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jay B
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Both my wife and I were disappointed in the ice cream. It seemed very flavorless. I LOVE ice cream so for me to rate it poorly says a lot. Of course it's cold and is better than nothing but I don't plan on returning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 880MarkS
Reviewed October 25, 2018

They have wonderful island flavors, source their ingredients locally and make things fresh. I had several flavors but particularly enjoyed the coffee & chocolate options. Wish I could have tried more!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vivace1
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed tasty gelato at Papalani Gelato located in the Poipu Shopping Village. We had a couple of chocolate peanut cones with coconut Mac nut fudge and Kaua’i crunch. Both cones were very good. The cones were a little expensive but so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The gelato here was yummy and the service was great. There is some seating available outside, the store front is small.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TinafromNJ
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife had sorbet made from local fruit and I had peanut butter chocolate gelato on a Monday night after supper and it was all Fantastic. Homemade waffle cones and cups really make the cold proud duct taste better. The gelato was very smooth and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DrD0ugH
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a great island gelato shop with lots of local flavors. There is a whole non dairy case with lots of yummy choices.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Diane Y
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were impressed by the number of choices, especially dairy free. We had several flavors and loved them all.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The signature flavors were really good. There was a large variety of choices of not just gelato but various desserts. It was a small shop and the line was long but it moved pretty quick. The staff was friendly and the prices were average.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Emily P
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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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
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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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